Sri Lanka upset India

Sri Lanka upset India in the 1st ODI

Colombo: Sri Lanka upset world champions India by two wickets here in Colombo in a rain affected match. Earlier in the day Sri Lanka had put India into bat after winning the toss. Opener Deepak Malik scored a quick fire half century but wickets kept falling at the other end.  Handy contribution from lower middle order pair of Durga Rao (63) and Rambir (50) propelled the score to 260 as the visitors were bowled out in the 37th over.

Chasing a target of 261 Sri Lanka started off with a blazing start from opener Ajith Silva top scored with 68. As the rain Gods intervened the hosts were set a revised target of 233 from 33 overs. Though they lost wickets at regular intervals all-rounder Dinesh scored a match winning 15 to go with his 4 wickets earlier in the day which also included a hattrick to guide the hosts to an upset win over the reigning world champions. Sri Lanka now leads the 3 match ODI series 1-0 with the next game to be played tomorrow.

Brief Scores:   India 260/10 in 37.2 overs. Deepak 54, Durga 63, Rambir 50. Dinesh 4/35.      

                        Sri Lanka  233/8 in 28.2 overs   Ajith 68. Durga 3/32

                        Man of the Match : Dinesh Mathugama                                           


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