India vs Sri Lanka Live Score 1st ODI Dharamshala: Miles away from his home ground Mumbai, amid the cold breeze of Dharamshala, Rohit Sharma leads a highly-confident Indian team for the first time, with one eye on the number 1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings. The Mumbai Indians skipper will take a lot of confidence from the fact that last time when these two teams had locked horns in this format, it was India that emerged victorious by winning all the five matches. He has a strong side to his disposal but fine-tuning the middle-order will be the challenge for the 30-year-old opener. In Virat Kohli’s absence, Shreyas Iyer is likely to take the number three spot with Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni slotting behind him. Hardik Pandya, too makes his return after being rested for the Test series. The match is starting a weird time due to the inclement weather in the mountainous region, and the due factor will play a significant role later in the day. This series will be a huge challenge for Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera who will be leading the side for the first time as well. We can expect a fine game of cricket. The live cricket score is 70/8 after 25 .3overs.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Cricket Score Updates:
1:43 PM: India – 69/7 (25)
MS Dhoni – 23 (33)
Kuldeep Yadav – 19 (23)
1:30 PM: A small partnership is building up here. MS Dhoni is showing slightly more confidence in Kuldeep Yadav who has moved on to 9. These two need to hang in there and take in India as far as they can.
1:13 PM: A wonderful spell of fast-bowling comes to an end. Suranga Lakmal finishes with four wickets for 14 runs. The live score after 19 overs is 29/7.
1:02 PM: GONE! Can you believe it? Another one down. Bhuvneshwar Kumar edges one and departs for a duck. Somebody needs to hang in.
12:55 PM: OUT! Another one goes down. Pandya tried to counter-attack but fell for just 10. So, it has come down to MS Dhoni vs the Sri Lankans.
12:44 PM: Hardik Pandya is the new batsman. How many can India score from here? Anything would do, is probably the answer.
12:40 PM: OUT! Bowled! There’s goes another one. This time Shreyas Iyer. With this, half of the Indian team is back in the hut.
12:28 PM: What a debut it is turning out to be Shreyas Iyer. He has been hit everywhere on the pad so far. But, if the youngster goes on to prove himself today, he will cement his position in the side.
12: 20 PM: When was the last time you saw the Indian batsmen struggling to get bat to the ball? Well, I can’t recall and here we are in Dharamshala where the team has managed just 11 runs from the first 10 overs, losing 3 big wickets.
12:14 PM: OUT! Another one gone! Dinesh Karthik departs. It took him 18 balls but the Tamil Nadu batsman failed to open his account. India pushed further back with this wicket.
12:08 PM: Dinesh Karthik who is a naturally aggressive batsman has faced 14 balls so far and is yet to get off the mark. This speaks volumes of Sri Lanka’s bowling this morning. The India vs Sri Lanka live score is 7/2 after 8 overs.
11:58 AM: It has been total domination from Sri Lanka so far. The first boundary of the match came in the 6th over from Iyer’s bat. The ball is moving both ways and the Indian batsmen are really struggling.
11:50 AM: OUT! Gone! Rohit Sharma departs as well. It was a good ball and the Indian skipper ended up edging it. India is in big trouble. Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman.
11:48 AM: India – 2/1 (4 overs)
Rohit Sharma – 2 (12)
Shreyas Iyer – 0 (6)
11:41 AM: Shreyas Iyer is the new man in. It will be a big test for the youngster. He has walked in at a crucial time. Needs to stay in, have a good look at the conditions and the runs will come. The live score after 3 overs is 2/1.
11:38 AM: OUT! Gone. Big blow to India! Angelo Matthews gets rid of Shikhar Dhawan for a duck. India on the backfoot.
11:32 AM: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle. Suranga Lakmal has taken the new ball. He was probably Sri Lanka’s best fast bowler in the Test series.
11:10 AM: So, interestingly, there is no place Ajinkya Rahane in the paying XI which means that it could be Shreyas Iyer who will bat at number 3. A great opportunity for the youngster.
11:02 AM: The news from the middle is that Thisara Perera has won the toss and he has elected to bowl first. This means that India will bat first in what looks like really good conditions. Shreyas Iyer makes his ODI debut:
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10:52 AM: Good morning folks! We are live and the toss is about to take place in few minutes. Trust me, it will be a big one.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI playing XIs:
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Thisara Perera(c), Sachith Pathirana, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep.