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IND vs SL 1st ODI: Mohammed Siraj strikes early as Sri Lanka chases 374

After the openers departed, it was Kohli who took on the attack. His 90 runs partnership off just 70 balls with KL Rahul was crucial to take India to a big total.

New Delhi: India sealed the T20I series 2-1 under Hardik Pandya’s captaincy, but the format and the scheme of things are a lot different now as both teams are gearing up for the upcoming World Cup. Rohit Sharma is back in his role as a skipper and played a captains knock of 83 off 67, along with Gill who scored 70 off 60 to give India a good start. Seeing the flat pitch, both batters attacked and dealt in boundaries.

After the openers departed, it was Kohli who took on the attack. His 90 runs partnership off just 70 balls with KL Rahul was crucial to take India to a big total. Meanwhile, Kohli’s dropped catch made Sri Lanka suffer a lot and a few misfields here and there could be a contributor if the game goes close.

Here is the prediction for the game.

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# Dhananjaya de Silva gets off the mark with a four.

# Sri Lanka is entering a place where even dew cannot help them. Pathum Nissanka needs to play big and quickly from here on.

# Umran Malik strikes! Edge on the leg side and KL Rahul takes the catch as Asalanka departs for 23(28). The replay shows it did not hit his bat!!

# Straight down the ground to Umran Malik as Nissanka is back at hitting boundaries.

# Rohit brings in Yuzvendra Chahal to attack at the right time.

# Asalanka takes on Hardik Pandya with two boundaries in the 11th over and 50 comes up for Sri Lanka. Will the visitors look to change the gears from here on?

# End of the 10th over and Sri Lanka has lost track after losing wickets, the score stands at 38/2.

# Umprire raises the finger as Siraj traps Nissanka lbw, but there is a spike in the ultra edge that gives a sigh of relief to Sri Lanka.

# Mendis tries to drive but gets bowled by Siraj. Sri Lanka is two down in a big chase!

# First wicket for India as Avishka Fernando departs off Siraj’s delivery. Fernando: 5(12)

# End of the first over and Nissanka has scored eight, courtesy of his two boundaries.

# Second ball and it has been sent for four by Nissanka.

# Avishka Fernando and Pathum Nissanka walk in to chase the total while Mohammed Shami bowls the first one.

# While India would have thought of something more than 385-390, 373 is still a good total. Sri Lanka has a great batting line-up and with dew coming into play, the game can lean anywhere.

# India stands at 367/7 with the last over to go. How much can Shami and Siraj add to the total?

# Big wicket for the visitors as Rajitha picks Kohli as he tries to slog and did not judge the slower one well. Virat Kohli: 113(87)

# A bouncer from Karunarathne and an easy catch for Fernando dismiss Axar Patel for a run-a-ball nine.

# Hardik Pandya departs after handing the slower ball to long-on. Hardik Pandya: 14(12)

# Kohli accelerates with two consecutive fours to Karunarathne and it takes India’s score to 326 in the 44th over.

# Hardik loves leg spinners and it is maximum against Hasaranga. A flighted delivery was sent to long-off for six by Pandya.

# KL Rahul completely misses the cutter as it hits the stumps from behind his legs. Kasun Rajitha strikes back and Rahul departs on 39 off 29.

# End of the 40th over and India stands strong at 294/3, eyeing at least 90-95 runs from here. Virat Kohli: 74*(62), KL Rahul: 35*(27)

# Kusal Mendis dives but drops Virat Kohli’s crucial catch. Kohli pays back with two consecutive fours.

# Virat Kohli reaches his 65th half-century with a six! India stands at 258/3 after 36 overs.

# Kohli’s quick start has turned into a run-a-ball inning after the fall of wickets.

# Dhananjaya de Silva strikes as Iyer gets a top edge off the sweep just to hand the ball to Avishka Fernando. Shreyas Iyer: 28(24)

# Iyer brings up the 200 for the team India by smashing a boundary off Hasaranga’s delivery. He seems unbeatable on a flat pitch, while he is a fine player of spin.

# Two consecutive fours by Shreyas Iyer. The fall of wickets is not stopping boundaries on this flat pitch.

# Inside edge and Rohit Sharma is dismissed by Madushanka for 83 off 67.

# Virat Kohli has started to deliver. A pull on a short leg-break by Hasaranga and Kohli gets a boundary.

# Gill departs! Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka strikes as Gill misses the ball and gets caught lbw. Shubman Gill: 70(60)

# Three consecutive fours by Gill and a six by Rohit to smash away the 19th over. Score: 137/0

# 100 comes up for India with no loss in 14.5 overs.

# Hasaranga traps Rohit Sharma and Sri Lanka reviews for lbw. Two reds and an umpire’s call and Rohit Sharma survives.

# End of the 10th over and India stands at 75/0. Rohit Sharma: 44*(33) and Shubman Gill: 31*(27)

# There is a bowling change from both ends, Hasaranga comes in with spin while Chamika Karunarathne handles the pace attack.

# 17 runs in the 7th over and the score goes up to 59/0, what a start for men in blue.

# Another one! Rajitha goes short and Rohit punishes him. With this boundary, 50 comes up for India.

# First six of the inning as Rohit smashes Rajitha.

# Sri Lanka takes a review for lbw, but the third umpire denies the claim. Rohit Sharma survives.

# Gill copies the captain and goes for three consecutive fours to Madushnka. Score: 34/0 in 3.4 overs.

# Two back-to-back boundaries by Rohit. The captain is looking to score big to counter dew in the second inning.

# Boundary by Gill and it is 8 runs in the second over. Score: 12/0

# First boundary of the inning. Rohit Sharma gets off the mark on the fifth ball with a four.

# Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill open the inning for India and Kasun Rajitha, the player who proved it in the T20s, has the new ball.

# Rohit Sharma made it clear that the team is preferring Shubman Gill over Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer over Suryakumar Yadav in the ODIs, while Umran Malik’s seven wickets in 3 T20Is have got him a place ahead of Arshdeep Singh.