In the first match of the three-match ODI series, India defeated Sri Lanka in all three categories. After losing the toss, Sri Lanka were able to score only 263 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. The Indian bowlers have also received tremendous support from the team’s fielders. Team India’s fielding was excellent throughout the match and the fielders received some excellent catches. Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer was also very impressed with the fielding of the young team and shared a funny calculation and applauding the team.
Wasim Jaffer, who shared a meme on his Twitter caption, wrote, ‘Our fielders for every batsman in Sri Lanka’. Eight of Sri Lanka’s nine batsmen have been caught out, while fielders Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik and Krunal Pandya have also made many significant runs. Shikhar Dhawan played 86 runs in India’s innings and returned after giving the team a win. Ishaan Kishan (59) and Prithvi Shah (43) made a brilliant start to the team as they made their debut in ODIs at the same time. Suryakumar hit some superb shots in the last over and remains unbeaten on 31.
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In bowling, the spin-trio of Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal did not give the Sri Lankan batsmen a chance to open their hands and took 5 wickets together. Apart from the trio, fast bowler Deepak Chahar gave Sri Lanka two big shots in the last over. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the vice-captain of the team, did not appear in color and scored 63 runs in his 9 overs.