India’s young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw hasn’t just scored runs against Sri Lanka in the first ODI, he simply obliterated it. He scored runs at the rate of knots and provided a blistering start to the game.
Prithvi Shaw well and truly broke Sri Lanka’s confidence. It was imperative for him to take the team into a comfort zone straight away. Sri Lanka managed to aggregate 262/9 in their quota of 50 overs.
The young opener switched to T20 mode by smashing boundaries at will. He went on to hit a flurry of 9 fours at a scintillating strike rate of 179.17. He could have smashed a quickfire half-century.
However, Dhananjaya de Silva dismissed him in the third ball of the 6th over. Shaw departed after scoring 43 off just 24 balls. He was adjudged the man of the match for his blistering start.
Indian team captain Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with an unbeaten 86 including 6 fours and a six. Ishan Kishan showcased his mettle by scoring a fifty on his ODI debut. He scored 59 off 42 balls including 8 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 140.48.
Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 31 off 20 balls including 5 fours. Team India chased down the target in just 36.4 overs. The Men in Blue won the game by 7 wickets and took the first lead in the series.
Prithvi Shaw responds to Virender Sehwag’s Insta story
During the first ODI, India scored 57 runs in the first 5 overs. The start was important to set the tone in the early stage of the innings. Meanwhile, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag posted a story on Instagram. The picture features himself, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.
Sehwag posted a caption talking about the former era of their supreme destruction. Sehwag’s story went viral on social media. In fact, there were a lot of positive comments from the fans. Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw came up with a reply and won the hearts of the fans.
He posted a comment adding that he has indeed learned it from the Indian legends. He credited Virender Sehwag as the latter was the ultimate destroyer in his heydays.
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