Cricket

India sweep aside Sri Lanka

2014-11-02 18:16
Shikhar Dhawan (Getty Images)

Cuttack - India have put in a complete performance to beat Sri Lanka comfortably by 169 runs in first one-day international in Cuttack on Sunday.

Earlier, openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane both scored hundreds to help India reach 363 for five from their 50 overs, reports the supersport.com website.

The pair put on a mammoth 231 for the first wicket with Dhawan making 113 and Rahane 111 at the Barabati Stadium, after they were sent in to bat by Sri Lanka.

Both openers managed to score at better than a run-a-ball with the left-handed Dhawan hitting 14 fours and 3 sixes while Rahane struck 13 fours and 2 sixes, before the former got an inside edge onto his front leg and the ball rolled down to just clip his leg stump in the 35 over.

Three overs later and Rahane mistimed a full toss off the bowling of Suraj Randiv to give midoff a simple catch.

Suresh Raina, playing in his 200th ODI, added a rapid 52 from just 34 balls before he was given out LBW.

Randiv was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 78 from his ten overs.

Teams:

India: S Dhawan, AM Rahane, V Kohli (captain), AT Rayudu, SK Raina, WP Saha (wicketkeeper), AR Patel, R Ashwin, UT Yadav, VR Aaron, I Sharma

Sri Lanka: WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), DPMD Jayawardene, AD Mathews (captain), SMA Priyanjan, NLTC Perera, S Prasanna, S Randiv, KTGD Prasad, PLS Gamage

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