IND vs. SL: India equal Australia and Pakistan record by defeating Sri Lanka in first ODI

India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their first ODI on Sunday at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. With this win, India have a special place in ODIs. It was India’s 92nd victory over Sri Lanka in ODIs. With the defeat of Sri Lanka, India equaled Australia and Pakistan’s record for most matches against an opponent in ODIs. Australia beat Sri Lanka for the 92nd time and New Zealand for the 92nd time.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who captained Team India on the tour of Sri Lanka, wants to set a new record in the second ODI on Tuesday. He scored an unbeaten 86 in the first ODI. In addition, Prithvi Shah scored 43 off 24 balls while Ishaan Kishan scored 59 off 42 balls. Dhawan surpasses Ajit Wadekar’s record in the first ODI. In his first match as captain, Wadekar was overtaken by a view to scoring more runs. In his first ODI as captain, Wadeker scored 67 against England at Headingley in 1974. Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 110 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 1996, holds the record for most runs in his first ODI as captain.

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Left-arm opener Dhawan also completed his 6,000 runs in ODIs and became the fourth fastest batsman to do so. He scored 1000 against Sri Lanka. He is the second batsman to score a half-century in his ODI and T20I debut, after South Africa’s Rasi van der Dusen. Kishan scored 56 off 32 balls in his T20I debut against England in March. He is also the second Indian to make his one-day debut on Sunday and on his birthday. Before him, Gursharan Singh played one-day international against Australia on his 27th birthday in 1990.

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