Ajinkya Rahane scored 17 quick runs © IANS (File Photo)
Ajinkya Rahane scored 17 runs off his first six balls with four boundaries © IANS (File Photo)

Nov 13, 2014

Ajinkya Rahane got India off to a terrific start against Sri Lanka in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Eden Gardens on Thursday. Opening with Rohit Sharma, Rahane struck 17 runs off the first six balls he faced. Rohit Sharma was dropped in the fifth over by Thisara Perera.

Earlier, Karn Sharma, the right-arm leg-spinner, made his debut. Apart from him, Stuart Binny, Robin Uthappa, and Rohit Sharma came back into the Indian side at the cost of Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Ravichandran Ashwin. For Sri Lanka, Ajantha Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, and Shaminda Eranga made comebacks to the side.