India beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in first ODI to take 1-0 lead in three-match series


With the help of Virat Kohli’s stunning century, India on Tuesday defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the first One Day International (ODI) and is now leading the series 1-0. In response to the massive target of 373 given by India, the Sri Lankan team could reach 308 runs after losing 8 wickets in 50 overs.

India’s star batsman Virat Kohli completed his 73rd international century and 45th ODI century. The player is very close to Sachin Tendulkar’s maximum hundreds in the ODI record. Kohli smashed the Sri Lankan bowlers and made a whopping 113 runs off 87 balls.

Skipper Rohit Sharma also gave a good start to the team as he played a fantastic knock of 83 runs off 67 balls.

Sri Lankan team fought bravely against the high score and the Skipper Dasun Shanaka remained unbeaten at 108 while opener Pathum Nissanka also played a beautiful knock of 72 runs. 

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