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The questionable technique of Indian batsmen in seamer-friendly conditions was fully exposed as Sri Lanka after the first ODI

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The questionable technique of Indian batsmen in seamer-friendly conditions was fully exposed as Sri Lanka after the first ODI in Dharamsala srilankan team beat India by seven wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series. The questionable technique of Indian batsmen in seamer-friendly conditions was fully exposed as Sri Lanka after the first ODI in Dharamsala srilankan team beat India by seven wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series. The win also ended Sri Lanka break the ignominy of 12 straight defeats in ODIs and this was also their first win against India in 2017 after losing all one-day international matches at home as well as the Test series. The win also ended Sri Lanka break the ignominy of 12 straight defeats in ODIs and this was also their first win against India in 2017 after losing all one-day international matches at home as well as the Test series. It was not a great start to Rohit Sharma’s India captaincy as the home team was bundled out for 112 in 38.2 overs, a target which the srl lankan team crossed in 20.4 overs. Suranga Lakmal took 4/13 wicket, Nuwan Pradeep 2/37 and Angelo Mathews 1/8 stifled the hosts with a fine display of seam and swing fat bowling in ideal fast bowling conditions as Thisara Perera won a crucial toss. if Mahendra Singh Dhoni not stood tall and made 65 run off 87 balls, India at one point of time reduced to 29 for 7 and in danger of recording their lowest ever ODI score. indian team lowest score was 54 against a Sri Lanka in Sharjah back in 2000. During Sri Lanka’s chase, Upul Tharanga made 49 off 46 balls with the help of 10 boundaries as the visitors overhauled the target with 29.2 overs to spare.With Sri Lanka taking a 1-0 lead, India’s team hopes of grabbing the No 1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings is pretty over now. With regular skipper Virat Kohli taking a break due to his marriage with Anushka Sharma in Italy , the Indian top-order did not perform in same way likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik looked all uncomfortable against moving ball. While most of the batsmen are not in Test regulars, this kind performance does raise questions about Indian team’s ability to counter seam and swing bowling.It was second time on the current tour after the Eden Gardens Test that Indian team’s ability was Indian batsmen against swing bowling was checked. after winning toss Sri Lankan team Put into bat, Indian batsmen looked clueless as Lakmal, Pradeep and Mathews with half of the Indian batting line-up were gone for just 16 runs and at one stage. Left tottering at 29 for seven, Dhoni and Kuldeep Yadav (19) had done partnership 41 runs in 47 balls for the eighth wicket which help Indian team cross 100-run mark. Dhoni hit 10 boundaries and two sixes in his crucial inning knock only two other Indian batsmen — Hardik Pandya (10) and Yadav could reach double-digit figures in first ODI. mahendra Singh Dhoni used his 300-plus ODI experience to counter the seam movement and bounce but didn’t get the kind of support that was required from  the other players.With an early start to the match in Dharamsala, suranga Lakmal, who completed his quota of 10 overs in a single spell, gave most dominance performance for Sri Lanka, returning with impressive figures of 10-4-13-4. Such was the dominance of the Lankan seamers that India manage scored 11 for 3 in the powerplay overs, the lowest 10-over score in an ODI in the last five years, and second-lowest overall in one-day international match. Sri Lanka seamer put India on the backfoot right from the start with Angelo Mathews took the wicket of Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan caught in front of wicket in the last ball of his first over. The on-field umpire had given not out Shikhar Dhawan before a review taken by Sri Lankan team showed that the ball had hit him on line. suranga Lakmal extracts some extra bounce from pitch with his away going deliveries and Rohit ended up poking at the ball to be back to the Pavillion after the third umpire overturned another not out decision. With India tottering at 2-2, Karthik joined debutant Iyer in the middle. After four maiden overs in the first five overs, Iyer finally hit the first four and also got off the mark when he guided a Mathews delivery to the mid-wicket boundary.]]>

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