IND vs SL: Team India locked horns with the Sri Lankan cricket team in the first ODI yesterday under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The game took place at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and chose to bowl first in the first IND vs SL ODI series. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Co tried their maximum best to score runs at the rate of knots.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma rose to the occasion and scored a decisive half-century. He went on to score an impressive 83 off just 67 balls to his name to start the IND vs SL(India vs Sri lanka) series.
Rohit Sharma smacked as many as nine fours and three sixes during his stay at the crease. He missed out on scoring his 30th ODI century by just 17 runs.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli dictated terms and went on to become the leading run-scorer of the innings. He scored 113 runs off 87 balls including 12 fours and one maximum.
Shubman Gill also looked good for his 70 runs. Team India mustered a huge total of 373 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted quota of 50 overs.
IND vs SL: Fans Laud Rohit Sharma After He Shows Great Sportsmanship By Withdrawing Mankading Appeal
During Sri Lanka’s innings in the first IND vs SL (India vs Sri lanka) ODI, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma showed great sportsmanship by withdrawing Mankading appeal at the non-striker’s end.
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Dasun Shanaka was batting on 98 runs and was mankaded by Mohammed Shami at the non-striker’s end. However, Rohit Sharma chipped in with a kind gesture to withdraw the appeal.
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The video clip has gone viral on the internet. Shanaka went on to score an unbeaten 108 off 88 balls where he struck as many as 12 fours and 3 sixes.
Team India went on to win the game by 67 runs. As a result, they took a 1-0 lead in the series. The second ODI will begin on January 12, Thursday at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
After the game, Rohit Sharma spoke on the incident regarding withdrawing the appeal. “I had no idea Shami did that (run-out), he was batting on 98,” he said.
“The way he batted was brilliant, we cannot get him out like that. Not something that we thought off, hats off to him, he played really well,” Rohit Sharma praised Shanaka.