Sunday, 2 November 2014

India vs Sri Lanka - 1st ODI Cricket

02 Nov 2014

India vs Sri Lanka - 1st ODI Cricket at Cuttack

Dhawan and Rahane fashion Sri Lanka rout

India vs Sri Lanka
363/5 (50) 194/10 (39.2)
India won by 169 runs
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Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan delivered a staggering mid-innings explosion that yielded 96 runs in eight overs, and for the rest of the match, Sri Lanka were left chasing a runaway engine. India continued to hurtle ahead, hitting 363 for 5 after Rahane and Dhawan had hit hundreds, before Sri Lanka's chase began to run out of steam inside the first 20 overs. Ishant Sharma's 4 for 34 hastened the end, as he made excellent use of the bounce on the Cuttack pitch as well as the seam on offer.

The pre-series talk of Sri Lanka having arrived underprepared, and wielding a green attack, proved startlingly accurate, as they were defeated by 169 runs. The Dhawan-Rahane partnership had produced 37 more runs than the 194 Sri Lanka managed in their whole innings.

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