Shikhar Dhawan © Getty Images
Shikhar Dhawan © Getty Images

Nov 2, 2014

India were for 28 no loss after eight overs against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday. Ajinkya Rahane (nine not out) was at the crease along with Shikhar Dhawan (14 not out).

Sri Lanka bowlers have been impressive with the line and length, with the debutant Lahiru Gamage bowling a maiden over to Dhawan. The left-handed India opener did not look comfortable at the crease, having being beaten couple of times early on in the game.

However, it was Dhawan who struck the first four for India, hitting it down the ground off Dhammika Prasad in the third over. The opening batsman improvised after a sedate start and hit a couple of fours. In the seventh over, Kumar Sangakkara spilled a tough chance to give Dhawan a lifeline off Prasad.

Earlier in the day, Angelo Mathews won the toss, and Sri Lanka have elected to bowl first. Ravindra Jadeja has been rested.

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