India vs Sri Lanka 2021, 1st ODI: Here are the records scripted as Team India has the opening laugh
India and Sri Lanka are locking horns in a three-match One-Day International series. The opening ODI was held in Colombo, with India having the opening laugh, thanks to Prithvi Shaw's batting blitz. Meanwhile, here are the records scripted.
India and Sri Lanka faced off in the opening One-Day International at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. Thanks to opener Prithvi Shaw's fiery blitz, it was a comfortable seven-wicket win for the Men in Blue. As India had the opening laugh, we present the records that were produced in this tie.
Ishan Kishan revels on his birthday
- Kishan made his ODI debut on Sunday that happened to be his 23rd birthday. Incidentally, he became the second Indian to make his ODI debut on his birthday after Gursharan Sing (27) in 1990.
- Also, he became the second Indian to score his ODI and Twenty20 International half-century on debut after Robin Uthappa.
- He also scored the second-fastest ODI half-century on debut (33), while Krunal Pandya leads the chart (26).
- Moreover, he produced the first instance of slamming the first ball for a six on birthday ODI debut.
- Also, since 2002, he is the first fifth batsman to hit the opening ball of his ODI career for a six.
- Furthermore, he possessed the second-highest strike rate on ODI debut, scoring 50-plus (140.07), with Krunal being on top (187.09).
SL produces a unique
Lanka posted a total of 262/9. Meanwhile, it was its highest ODI total to date without an individual batsman scoring 50-plus.
Shikhar Dhawan is the fastest
- Dhawan played an anchoring knock of an unbeaten 86. He scored his 1,000th ODI run against the side in the process, thus being the fastest to do so in 17 innings.
- Also, he became the second-fastest Indian to score 6,000 ODI runs (140 innings) after Virat Kohli (136).
- He also became the sixth Indian to score 50-plus in his debut ODI innings as skipper.
- Moreover, he became the second-highest top Indian scorer on his debut as skipper (86*) after Sachin Tendulkar (110).
India won the game with 80 balls to spare. It became the joint biggest-ever win for India with balls to spare, with the other being against Lanka in 2012.
India produces a unique
Since the beginning of 2020, Team India has inflicted ten ODI run outs. It is the most by any Test-playing nation during this period.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Lankans were off to a steady start before slowing down, managing 262/9, thanks to Chamika Karunaratne's 43, while pacer Deepak Chahar claimed 2/37. In reply, opener Prithvi Shaw (43) gave a quickfire start, followed by Kishan, while Dhawan anchored the innings to seal a comfortable seven-wicket win with 80 balls to spare.
Brief scores: Lanka- 262/9 (Karunaratne- 43; Chahar- 2/37) lost to India- 263/3 in 36.4 overs (Shaw- 43, Dhawan- 86*, Kishan- 59; de Silva- 2/49) by seven wickets.