Cultural – Athletic | History in León

first_imgAt the time when the cencellada began to fall that would wake Leon the next day, with bare trees mottled with ice on the Bernesga River, Simeone undressed in the Kingdom of León. Nothing was left on the bench. He dated the best he had more Manu Sánchez, the only one in the quarry. Simeone had read Barça’s warning from Ibiza. Opposite, Aira raised a mirror: the Cultural with her know how to play folded but aggressive in running. He sought to repeat the Huesca, the coat for later, Dioni and Kawaya, and the green face B. He went with heroes: Lucas, substitute goalkeeper, Sergio Benito, forward.It all started as the difference in categories established. The First, João Félix sent as false ‘9’ and freedom of movement. An in-depth pass to Vitolo was the first ‘uy’ of the game. The Cultural did not know how to mark them. Neither they nor Correa. The shot of the Canary crossed too much, Correa could not get over that pass, Atlético dominated without sweating. The waiting for the refolded Cultural never ended in theft, Sergio Benito did not get a ball. The only thing in Aira’s favor was time, which continued to happen in the 0-0. In the stands, exchange of songs. Thirteen thousand with the ‘Cultural’ to the rhythm of Magín’s hype, a corner of red and white Leon with ‘Ole, ole, ole”:It was after a thread from Herrera that Lucas took off with the toe of the glove that everything changed forever. As if João’s legs had soon begun to freeze in the cold that fell on the Kingdom, a stadium accustomed to winter. He no longer found Vitolo, nor Correa, no one was able to have a good time. The field was extended, the Cultu Adam approached a corner, with intensity in the clash and many people in the aids. Simeone kicked invisible balls in a technical area that seemed to diminish every minute. The break came where Aira wanted. In the 0-0. Ahead, 45 minutes of possibilities for Second B and darkness climbing through the rojiblancos bodies like fear. Ibiza, Albacete. The second part began with an anger of Cholo. He followed his imprecise team and that which had sheltered his center of the field with the entrance of Thomas. The Cultural, very supportive in helping with a commander, the Argentinean Gudiño. “Yes, you can,” shouted the Kingdom as Sergio Benito nodded a corner a span above Adam’s goal and Lucas pulled Vitolo a hand under Oblak’s. Aira got gunpowder, Kawaya. Simeone left for history a change in Leon: Saponjic debuted. Two minutes later, João Félix rubbed his boot again to remove the frost and look for Correa with another filtered pass. The Argentine finished off first to blow the black at night. He stayed with Griezmann’s cape. ChangesThomas (45 ‘, Héctor Herrera), Kawaya (58 ‘, Augusto Galvan), Ivan Saponjic (59 ‘, Vitolo), Dionisio (69 ‘, Luque), Sergio Marcos (80 ‘, Aitor), Alfonso (92 ‘, Antonio Martínez), Sergio Camello (98 ‘, Marcos Llorente), Rodrigo Riquelme (101 ‘, Strap) Aira gave the last half hour to his best scorer Dioni, as before Huesca, to look heroic and found her in the corners. Simeone gave him all the meters. Gudiño forced them, Kawaya threw them, Castañeda took him to the net. There were six minutes left until the Cultural hurried in. The match broke. Lucas stopped before Saponjic, Adam did it before Sergio Benito. And again Adam, with his chest, as he could, that Cultural did not leave his area. The extension came after Cultural substitute goalkeeper Lucas took two other miracle hands from Oblak’s before Felipe and Lucas. Even the cencellada stopped falling in León. It warmed that scream. Cul-tu-ral, now very high.Lucas’s gloves followed holding the Cultu in the first part of the extension. And that Simeone added to Correa, Saponjic and João Félix to Riquelme and Camello. Before the second part arrived, several of Aira’s men were lying in the grass, the cramps, the legs weighed everything. Then that against the beginning of the second part of the extension. Dioni to Gudiño, Gudiño to Sergio Benito and Sergio Benito who beats Adam first. A goal that will remain forever in the history of Leon. The one of the night in which the Cultural one ate the Athletic one of the 515 million while in the background only that song sounded: “Yes it is possible”.center_img CardsAugusto Galvan (36 ‘, Yellow) Luque (39 ‘, Yellow) Marcos Llorente (42 ‘, Yellow) Saul (73 ‘, Yellow) Dionisio (73 ‘, Yellow) Antonio Martinez (80 ‘, Yellow) Sergio Marcos (116 ‘, Yellow Goals0-1, 61 ‘: belt, 1-1, 82 ‘: Julen Castañeda, 2-1, 107 ‘: Sergio Benitolast_img read more

Azkals name new coach

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Terry Butcher (RIGHT), a former national team player for England, is the new Azkals head coach. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP PHOTO / Andy BuchananFormer England captain Terry Butcher’s coaching career paled in comparison to what he accomplished as a player.Having led his country to many historic feats as a player, Butcher has been gifted with a opportunity to bring a fast-rising football nation in the Philippines to greater heights in two major tournaments the next seven months.ADVERTISEMENT Banner field in Kudarat PPS Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial A tough, hard-nosed defender during his international career, Butcher embarked on a coaching career that took him to Scotland and Australia, before being appointed coach of the Philippine national team that is set to see action in the AFC Asian Football Confederation) Asian Cup and the AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup.The 59-year-old Butcher’s role with the Azkals was announced Thursday night along with the appointment of former Irish coach Scott Cooper as senior director of the national team as manager Dan Palami took the lead in strengthening the back room staff in preparation for major tournaments in the next seven months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We needed somebody with a wide international experience, good leadership skills and a vast knowledge of international football,” Palami said. “Terry Butcher can provide us all of that.”Butcher, who played 77 matches for England in a 10-year span that included three World Cup tournaments, last coached for English League Two side Newport County three years ago. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “I see this as a big challenge,” Butcher said in a video call from Moscow, Russia, where is currently based and covering the World Cup for BBC. “I see a lot of work ahead of us. But it will be fun work. It will be exciting work.”Butcher acknowledged the efforts of former Azkals coach Thomas Dooley and the players for reaching the Asian Cup and achieving the country’s highest Fifa ranking.“I have to say a big thank you to Thomas Dooley for getting the Azkals that far and for improving the team and believing in the team,” he said.“I think with another team, behind the team, these are exciting times for the Philippines.”Although he only moved to Asia five years ago after coaching English side Leicester’s youth team, Cooper has already gained plenty of experience, having steered Thailand League powerhouse Buriram United to the league title in his first season and the knockout phase of the prestigious AFC Champions League.Cooper will play an active role in assisting Butcher as the England legend treads unchartered territory in Asian football.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “He (Butcher) will be ably assisted by a competent adviser in Scott Cooper who has a good record in Asian and Asean football so I’m quite happy with the tandem,” Palami said.Butcher is looking forward to the challenge of handling an Azkals side teeming with talent.“The players have to be challenged,” Butcher said.“There’s a whole country that you are responsible for. I want to work hard for the team and strive to be the best. With success comes pressure so we can’t rest on our laurels. There’s no reason why we can’t get high as we possibly can.”“We want to win games with a bit of style, with a bit of finesse,” Butcher said. “Lets make it fun. Let’s make people love watching good football. That’s our aim and our ambition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

Sabonis, Oladipo lift Pacers over Knicks

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rose turns back clock, scores career-high 50 as Timberwolves beat Jazz Hardaway led the Knicks with 37 points, and Noah Vonleh had 14 points and 10 rebounds. New York has lost six of seven since winning on opening night.Alonzo Trier’s basket cut New York’s deficit to 103-101 with 44 seconds left, but Thaddeus Young found Oladipo open in front of the Knicks bench for a 3-pointer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissYoung had 13 point, 10 rebounds and five steals.BACK IN Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award New York native and former Knicks player Kyle O’Quinn got a nice hand from the Madison Square Garden crowd when he entered late in the second quarter. O’Quinn signed a one-year deal with Indiana after opting out of the final year of his contract in New York.His decision landed him $4.5 million, a $200,000 raise.“You talk to your agent, you talk to your family, but you have to make it,” O’Quinn said before the nationally televised game. “It’s the biggest decision I’ve ever made as far as making a choice in my career. I slept on it, prayed on it. It’s no secret I would’ve loved to play for (new Knicks coach David) Fizdale or be here.”UP NEXTPacers: Visit the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pacers won 107-101. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — Domantas Sabonis matched his career high with 30 points, Victor Oladipo scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 107-101 on Wednesday night.Indiana trailed 97-94 with 3:08 left before Oladipo got hot. Sabonis hit two free throws, and then Oladipo picked off Tim Hardaway Jr.’s lazy dribble and threw down a breakaway dunk for a 98-97 lead. Indiana scored the next five points, capped by Oladipo’s 3-pointer with 1:23 left, to make it 103-97.ADVERTISEMENT Knicks: Visit the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Debate between Ali and Granger should be interesting

first_imgDear Editor,While it is wise to not give credence to the absurd by replying; the Guyana Chronicle editorial of 15th October deserves a response to keep the rabid in check. Headlined “Will the real Irfaan Ali please stand up”, the editorial seeks to revive a failed APNU/AFC narrative using State media.This is not the first such editorial and since it irks me to see such waste of ink and paper at the taxpayers’ expense, I will seek to give clarity to the clouded minds in the Granger Administration and their minions at the Chronicle in a bid to end the abuse of the State’s resources for the APNU/AFC campaign of misinformation.The first contention is that Bharrat Jagdeo wants to be President of Guyana again and is seeking to install a proxy leader. It was Jagdeo, who as President, piloted and assented to Section 2 of the Constitution (Amendment) (No 4) Act of 2000 which was a constitutional amendment to Article 90 of the Constitution of Guyana, commonly referred to as the Term limit amendment.Bharrat Jagdeo was engaged gainfully and chose to deviate from his new career path to dedicate his energies to the organisation and country that provided him with life’s opportunities— the People’s Progressive Party and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Jagdeo serves as General Secretary of the PPP and holds the Constitutional office of Leader of the Opposition in continued service of the nation.The second contention is that Irfaan Ali is an ‘invisible’ candidate. Irfaan Ali has visited over one hundred and fifty communities and villages since his election as PPP Presidential Candidate. His opponent, David Granger has visited five and is now scrambling to play catch up by utilising hundreds of millions of dollars from the treasury per visit.For all the money he spends, Granger cannot get people to converse freely; Granger’s visits to communities are characterised by heavy Police presence and barricades. Irfaan Ali, in contrast, engages the people of Guyana, supporters, well-wishers and the undecided with equal warmth, Irfaan is no elitist, he comes from the people and remains grounded.Bharrat Jagdeo will continue to hold his weekly press conferences that deal with his constitutional responsibilities to the people of Guyana. Irfaan Ali has already made speeches on the campaign trail (before the cowardly delay via the CCJ) and will climb onto the hustings and give countless more in this longest of campaigns. Mr Granger can look, listen and learn since his attempt at connecting to a rent-a-crowd fell flat in Linden.The last contention is that Irfaan Ali is not capable of managing the country: Irfaan Ali is the most experienced and accomplished person ever to run for a first-term presidency, his accomplishments are well known by many who live in housing settlements developed and delivered during his tenure as Minister of Housing; by those who drink water from the numerous wells and treatment plants delivered by Irfaan; by those who tout the phrase “Guyana, South America Undiscovered” and who know it is policy developed by Irfaan Ali during his tenure that has led to Guyana being declared the number one destination in eco-tourism in the world.Editor, Irfaan Ali is an experienced speaker, who can hold his own in any forum. Should David Granger be so emboldened by the Editors of the Chronicle, debates would be most welcome between himself and Irfaan Ali.The subjects of education, healthcare, cash transfers, agriculture, infrastructure, constitutional reform, and foreign policy are all up for debate, I would advise candidate Granger to read the oil contacts before he makes the foray, however.We will await the response to this direct challenge for debates with David Granger. The Chronicle either gets Granger to put up or they should shut up!Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Bookworms, take note: Library sale today

first_img“You just have to go through every box and see what you can find,” Stach said. The next book sale will be held in June at the Valencia Library. Volunteers are needed to help move the boxes of books and get things set up for that sale, Stach said. “We need people with some muscles, because it involves lots of lifting. Getting ready for each sale is the hardest part,” she said. For information about today’s sale, call the Canyon Country Library at (661) 251-2720. To join the Friends of the Libraries and volunteer, call Membership Chairman Jack Duggins at (661) 252-2675. (661) 257-5256160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Stach remembers selling donated used books out of the back of her truck before the new Canyon Country library was built in 2001. “I sold them out in the parking lot to raise money for the new library and to get more interest in the new library,” Stach said. “You could see the work (on the library) going on across the street.” Stach was busy Friday getting all the donated books ready to be sold. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. “The room is full and we’ll have the patio pretty much full, too,” she said. “It’s usually a real rush in the morning and then it evens out and stays steady all day long.” The books are not sorted by genre, but hardcovers, paperbacks and children’s books will be separated. CANYON COUNTRY – Book lovers and treasure hunters will want to arrive early today to get the best selection at the Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley’s spring book sale. Sales are held quarterly and feature used hardcover and paperback books, books on tape, CDs, videos and DVDs on sale at bargain prices. All of the proceeds go to the Friends, who divide the money among the city’s three libraries and bookmobile, providing for programs and improvements not covered by county budgets. Lois Stach, 74, has been a member of the Friends since the mid-90s and oversees the two book sales held each year at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library, and also helps manage two sales a year at the Valencia branch. “I went to the library all the time, and the librarian finally said, `I think you should join the Friends,’ so I did and here I am,” Stach said. In recognition of her years of service, Stach was nominated for this year’s County of Los Angeles Adult Volunteer of the Year award. last_img

The Warm Up – Sunday, January 25

first_imgJoin Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning for an entertainingly irreverent take on football fandom.The boys are joined by former Tottenhman and Switzerland defender Ramon Vega.last_img

Cash-strapped Nakumatt FC bought by politician

first_img“By a sale agreement dated 10th April 2018 Nakumatt was sold to Mr. Francis Mureithi for value with all its assets and liabilities duly transferred to Mr. Francis Mureithi,” the affidavit read in part.“That consequently, Mr. Francis Mureithi took over the ownership of the club and neither Nakumatt Holdings under Administration nor myself have any existing or future claims in respect of or against Nakumatt Football Club,” the affidavit continued to read in part.The club has been struggling to stay afloat and has just managed to survive in the league as all the players boycotted training for the better part of the season due to unpaid salaries and allowances.The lack of financial motivation has had an adverse effect on their performance and they have lost five matches on the trot. With new financial breath coming their way, the club will now fight its way to get off the relegation zone.They will be playing Kariobangi Sharks this weekend in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players pose for a group photo before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 12- Cash-strapped Nakumatt FC has finally found some new lease of life after being bought out by politician Francis Mureithi who contested for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat in the 2017 general elections.In an affidavit seen by Capital Sport, the club’s patron Neel Shah who is one of the managers at the club’s previous owners Nakumatt Holdings has officially handed over the team to Mureithi with all its assets.last_img read more


first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm  In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 6/09/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks jackpot will rise to €4,180.00 Numbers drawn were 1,5,9,22 €15 consolation prizes went to Angela Ivers Clonmany ,Gillespie Family Leophin, Raymond McGonigle Clonmany, Jimmy Kelly Co Mayo,Conn Doherty Golf Club Road Ballyliffen. DONEGAL TEAM TRAINING DRAW The club is running a draw in aid of the Donegal Senior men’s team training fund. First prize in the draw is two precious tickets to the All Ireland Final on Sunday, September 23rd; second prize is a Donegal jersey signed by the team and management.As everyone knows tickets for the final are harder to come by than hen’s teeth and this is a great way to give yourself a chance of being there on the day.Sheets are available throughout all Clonmany’s retail outlets or can be had by contacting any club committee member. A line will cost you €2 or you can improve your chances of winning even further by purchasing three lines for €5. Remember if you want to see Jimmy winning All Ireland’s this might be your best opportunity to do it!!!!!!MONSTER BINGO SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER IN CLONMANY YOUTH CLUB, DETAILS NEARER THE TIME.RESULTS: U13 Div 3 Urris 5-11 N.Padraig Muff 5-11. Seniors Urris 0-16 Aodh Ruadh 2-13 Reserves Urris 2-12 Aodh Ruadh 2-9.FIXTURES: U13 Marley Travel Div3 Urris v Downings Friday 14th September 6.30pm.Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.New Club Website items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

More exits from Himachal Congress

first_imgIn another jolt to the Congress ahead of the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, Rajinder Malangar, son of the former Deputy Speaker Ram Dass Malangar, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, along with his supporters, in the Kutlehar constituency in Una.On Thursday, Chetan Parmar, a prominent leader of Sirmaur and grandson of the first Himachal Chief Minister Y.S. Parmar, also joined the BJP. Kush Parmar (father of Chetan Parmar) was a five-time Congress MLA and is still active in the State politics. The family was feeling ignored. Anil Sharma, son of veteran Congress leader Sukhram and a sitting Cabinet minister in the Virbhadra government, had also joined the BJP after being allegedly slighted by the Chief Minister. Prominent leader of Kangra, Major (retd.) Vijay Singh Mankotia has parted ways with the Congress and is fighting independently from Sahapur. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s brother-in-law Vikram Sen and his wife, Jayoti Sen, who is now a BJP candidate from Kusumpati, left the Congress a few days ago. Calling the Congress a sinking ship, sitting Nahan MLA and BJP vice-president Rajiv Bindal organised a welcome function for Mr. Parmar.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: How Dhawan, Kohli bullied Sri Lanka at Dambulla

first_imgShikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli starred with the bat for India as they beat Sri Lanka in the first ODI at Dambulla. (SCORECARD)India innings: 20.43 IST: The hosts will be disappointed that they could not even fight. None of their bowlers looked threatening and they did not even field well. Earlier in the day, it was the Indian spinners who choked the Lankans with some tight bowling taking 9 for 77 to keep the home side in check. A lot of soul searching is needed for the Islanders if they are to stay alive in the series.20.43 IST: A clinical chase from these two.AP Photo20.37 IST: Nothing much to write really! India chased down 217 with ages to spare and the only wicket that Sri Lanka managed was due to the fault of the Indian opener. Both Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli had an extended nets session out in the middle as the bowlers for the hosts failed to create any pressure. Dhawan helped himself to a ton while the Indian skipper notched up a fifty for his own.India won the 1st ODI by 9 wickets and take 1-0 lead in the 5-match series. IND 220/1 (28.5) Dhawan 132*, Kohli 82* v SL 216 (43.2). #SLvIND Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 2017India won the match with 127 balls to spare- their biggest ever win while chasing a 200+ target. #SLvIND #INDvSL- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 201720.32 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! India win by 9 wickets! Loops it around off, Dhawan comes down and just eases it through the mid off region for a boundary. That’s it, India have strolled to a win here. Dhawan 132*, Kohli 82*  1st ODI. It’s all over! India won by 9 wickets #SLvIND #TeamIndiaadvertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.30 IST: Malinga to Kohli, FOUR! Nicely done! Fuller around off, Kohli just smashes it down the ground for a boundary. Nobody moved there. India need only 3 more! IND 214/1 after 28 overs in chase of 217.20.27 IST: IND 206/1 after 27 overs in chase of 217. 20.24 IST: Sandakan to Kohli, SIX! Shot of the match, by some distance! Sandkan bowls it around off, Kohli gets under it and just punches it over the head of the bowler for a maximum. Dhawan and him are having their own mini battle here.1st ODI. 26.3: L Sandakan to V Kohli (72), 6 runs, 203/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 20.24 IST: Sandakan to Kohli, FOUR! Fires it down the leg side, Virat does not miss out and sweeps it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.1st ODI. 26.2: L Sandakan to V Kohli (66), 4 runs, 197/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.24 IST: Sandakan to Kohli, FOUR! Slammed! Fuller on middle and leg, Kohli gets under it and whips it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 26.1: L Sandakan to V Kohli (62), 4 runs, 193/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.23 IST: IND 189/1 after 26 overs in chase of 217.20.21 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Smacked that, not at all on the floor! Short and outside off, Dhawan gets across and pulls it in the air over the square leg region for a boundary.1st ODI. 25.4: L Malinga to S Dhawan (125), 4 runs, 189/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.20 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, DROPPED! Good length around middle and leg, Dhawan wants to put it out of Sri Lanka but top edges it. Tharanga gets under it at mid on. He runs back and looks to take but was never in control of it. Nothing, nothing working for the home side.20.19 IST: Malinga back on for Sri Lanka. 20.18 IST: IND 181/1 after 25 overs in chase of 217.20.16 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, SIX! Dhawan wants to finish in style! Fuller and outside off, Shikhar comes down and clobbers it high and handsome over the long off fence for a maximum. Hit that with the wind there.1st ODI. 24.5: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (117), 6 runs, 180/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.15 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Mistimed for a boundary! Shorter in length, Dhawan goes back to punch but gets it off the inner half wide of the mid on fielder for a boundary. Everything is going in his favour here.1st ODI. 24.1: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (110), 4 runs, 172/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 20.14 IST: Lakshan Sandakan comes back on for a bowl.20.13 IST: IND 168/1 after 24 overs in chase of 217.20.12 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Hit away! This time he gets it just over the head of the mid off fielder for a boundary. This is all too easy for the Indian opener.advertisement1st ODI. 23.2: W Hasaranga to S Dhawan (105), 4 runs, 167/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.11 IST: IND 163/1 after 23 overs in chase of 217.20.10 IST: Fernando to Kohli, FOUR!20.08 IST: Kohli nudges it through the mid-wicket region for a single. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause. 44th ODI fifty for Virat Kohli! How good has this man been?Reuters Photo1st ODI. 22.5: V Fernando to V Kohli (56), 4 runs, 163/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.06 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Fastest century for an Indian in a game against SL in a chase! Hasaranga drops it short and outside off, Shikhar goes back and dabs it towards the third man region. The fielder gives it a chase but cannot cut it off. That is also a century for Dhawan! He celebrates it like he always does, with a beaming smile and arms spread wide like Sharukh Khan. He has really nailed the opening slot now. IND 155/1 after 22 overs in chase of 217.20.05 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Inches closer to the ton! Fuller and down the leg side, Dhawan accepts the gift and sweeps it through the backward square leg region for a boundary. 150 up for India.20.04 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Hit away! Fuller on middle, Dhawan comes down and drills it through the mid off region for a boundary. He is toying with the field here.20.02 IST: IND 142/1 after 21 overs in chase of 217.20.02 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, DROPPED! Short and outside off, Dhawan wants to cut it. The ball flies off the edge wide of the keeper. Dickwella leaps to his left but cannot hold onto the catch. That was tough chance but can’t do much now. A single taken.20.00 IST: Fernando to Kohli, FOUR! Bad ball and punished! A nothing delivery, shorter but wide outside off, Kohli pulls it hard through wide mid on for a boundary. All at ease!1st ODI. 20.1: V Fernando to V Kohli (46), 4 runs, 139/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.59 IST: Vishwa Fernando returns for a bowl.19.58 IST: IND 135/1 after 20 overs in chase of 217.19.55 IST: IND 131/1 after 19 overs in chase of 217.19.55 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Sublime! Dhawan comes down and takes this on the full, gets it through past the short extra cover fielder for a boundary.1st ODI. 18.5: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (85), 4 runs, 130/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.53 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan continues to flow! Flatter outside off, Dhawan fetches it and reverse sweeps it behind point for a boundary. 100-run stand between Dhawan and Kohli!1st ODI. 18.1: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (80), 4 runs, 124/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.52 IST: IND 120/1 after 18 overs in chase of 217.19.50 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Bad ball and punished! Drops it short around leg, Dhawan goes back and pumps it through the square leg region for a boundary. advertisement1st ODI. 17.1: W Hasaranga to S Dhawan (74), 4 runs, 117/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 19.50 IST: Wanidu Hasaranga to bowl.19.49 IST: IND 113/1 after 17 overs in chase of 217. 19.42 IST: IND 109/1 after 16 overs in chase of 217. Time for Drinks! India are cruising towards victory banking on the fluent knocks of Dhawan and Kohli. Sri Lanka will need to pull off a surprise if they hope to hold a chance in the game.19.40 IST: Perera to Kohli, FOUR! Brilliant! Fuller delivery outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it down the ground off the inner half through the mid off region for a boundary.1st ODI. 15.2: L Malinga to V Kohli (35), 4 runs, 107/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.38 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Cheeky! Floated outside off, Shikhar stays in his crease and fancies the reverse sweep. Gets it through the third man region for a boundary. He is toying with the field today. IND 104 after 15 overs in chase of 217. 1st ODI. 14.6: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (67), 4 runs, 103/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.37 IST: Floated outside off, Dhawan slog sweeps over the mid-wicket region for a single. 100 up for India from 14.3 overs.19.36 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Fantastic! Full toss outside off, Dhawan dances down the track and creams it through the cover region for a boundary. 1st ODI. 14.1: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (62), 4 runs, 97/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.35 IST: IND 94/1 after 14 overs in chase of 217.19.33 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, SIX! Crazy batting! Short delivery into the batsman, Shikhar stands tall and goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies over the fine leg fence for half a dozen. One bounce for the over signals the umpire.1st ODI. 13.3: L Malinga to S Dhawan (57), 6 runs, 91/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.31 IST: IND 86/1 after 13 overs in chase of 217.19.30 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, SIX! Fifty for Shikhar Dhawan! Shorter delivery in line of the stumps, Dhawan camps back and pulls it with power this time. Gets it over the mid-wicket boundary for a biggie. The southpaw will want to continue in the same way. 22nd ODI fifty for Shikhar Dhawan!1st ODI. 12.4: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (50), 6 runs, 82/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.28 IST: Lakshan Sandakan is called into the attack. Can the spinner break this partnership?19.26 IST: IND 78/1 after 12 overs in chase of 217.19.23 IST: Lasith Malinga is back on!19.21 IST: IND 71/1 after 11 overs in chase of 217.19.18 IST: Mathews to Kohli, FOUR! Sublime! Fuller delivery in line of the pads, Kohli joins the act as well as he just lunges a bit forward and clips it elegantly through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 10.1: A Mathews to V Kohli (22), 4 runs, 68/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.17 IST: Perera to Dhawan, FOUR! Nothing is going to change the end result! Even after changing the field, Dhawan manages to crunch this boundary through the backward point region. IND 64/1 after 10 overs in chase of 217.1st ODI. 9.6: NTLC Perera to S Dhawan (41), 4 runs, 64/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 19.15 IST: Perera to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan is only dealing in boundaries! Back of a length delivery outside off, Shikhar hangs back and caresses his punch through the point region for a boundary.1st ODI. 9.5: NTLC Perera to S Dhawan (37), 4 runs, 60/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.14 IST: Perera to Kohli, FOUR! Woah, such timing! Length around off, Kohli shuffles across and wrists it beautifully through the wide mid on region for a boundary.1st ODI. 9.2: NTLC Perera to V Kohli (17), 4 runs, 55/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.12 IST: Thisara Perera comes on for a bowl.19.11 IST: IND 51/1 after 9 overs in chase of 217.19.09 IST: Mathews to Dhawan, Spills this into the pads, Dhawan clips it towards fine leg for a single. 50 up for India from 9.1 overs.19.09 IST: Angelo Mathews is introduced into the attack. He will be bowling after a long break. Can he produce the breakthrough?19.07 IST: IND 49/1 after 8 overs in chase of 217.19.07 IST: Fernando to Kohli, FOUR! Now that’s a top shot! Short delivery outside off, Kohli stands tall and crashes that through the cover region to end the over on a high with a boundary.1st ODI. 7.6: V Fernando to V Kohli (12), 4 runs, 49/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.06 IST: Fernando to Kohli, FOUR! Freebies! Sprayed full and drifting into the pads, Virat on his worst days can also put these away. Just the slightest of clips and the ball races away to the fence.1st ODI. 7.5: V Fernando to V Kohli (8), 4 runs, 45/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 19.04 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, FOUR! You don’t bowl those to Dhawan today! Short delivery outside off, Shikhar reads the length really early. Goes back a touch and pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 7.1: V Fernando to S Dhawan (31), 4 runs, 40/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.03 IST: IND 36/1 after 7 overs in chase of 217.19.02 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Boom! There is no stopping this man! Short delivery in line of the stumps, Dhawan stays deep in his crease and pulls it past the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.1st ODI. 6.5: L Malinga to S Dhawan (26), 4 runs, 35/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.58 IST: IND 30/1 after 6 overs in chase of 217. 18.58 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, FOUR! Sheer timing! Length around off, Dhawan leans forward and punches it through the cover-point region for a lovely boundary.1st ODI. 5.5: V Fernando to S Dhawan (22), 4 runs, 30/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.56 IST: Virat Kohli comes out to bat.18.53 IST: IND 23/1 after 5 overs in chase of 217.18.52 IST: Malinga to Rohit, OUT! As unlucky as you can get! Rohit stays behind the line of the ball and pushes it towards the cover region. He calls for a single, the fielder rushes towards the ball and has a shy at the non-striker’s end. A direct hit is scored and Rohit seems to have lost his bat on the process of completing the run. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that the bat got stuck just before the crease and Sharma was in air when the ball hit the stumps. A lazy effort from Rohit and he has no one else to blame.4.6: WICKET! RG Sharma (4) is out, run out (Chamara Kapugedera), 23/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201740115500444Rohit Sharma’s last 10 innings in ODIs in Sri Lanka. #SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 201718.47 IST: IND 21/0 after 4 overs in chase of 217.18.43 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Length delivery around off, Dhawan presses forward and punches it through the gap between covers for another elegant over. A costly over this for the Lankans! 9 runs from it. IND 18/0 after 3 overs in chase of 217.1st ODI. 2.6: L Malinga to S Dhawan (15), 4 runs, 18/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.41 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Great shot! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan cashes on the width and smacks that through the cover region for a boundary. There is no stopping these! 1st ODI. 2.4: L Malinga to S Dhawan (11), 4 runs, 14/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.38 IST: IND 9/0 after 2 overs in chase of 217.18.35 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, FOUR! Crunched! Fuller delivery outside off to start with, Dhawan leans forward and smashes it aerially through the extra cover region for a boundary. He is in ominous form.1st ODI. 1.1: V Fernando to S Dhawan (7), 4 runs, 8/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.34 IST: Vishwa Fernando to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.18.33 IST: IND 4/0 after 1 over in chase of 217.18.29 IST: Welcome back for the chase! Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan come out to bat. Sri Lanka begin with Lasith Malinga! Two slips in place for him. Here we go.Let the chase begin #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017Sri Lanka Innings:17.53 IST: A happy team.AP Photo#TeamIndia need 217 runs to win the 1st ODI #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.51 IST: The openers shared a brilliant stand but once Kedar Jadhav struck to get rid of Tharanga, the innings just spiraled down the drain. The trio of Jadhav, Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal never let up of the pressure and it resulted in batsmen playing false shots. Mathews kept fighting at one end as he has done throughout his career but could not do much. India will be happy with the work and back themselves to chase it down. Sri Lanka will need something special to stop the visitors from taking a 1-0 lead. Join us in a while for the chase.Innings break: Sri Lanka 216-all out (43.2 ov) Niroshan Dickwella 64, Mendis 36, Mathews 36*, Axar Patel 3/34. Target 217 #SLvIND Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 201717.50 IST: Stats heavily favour the visitors.The chasing side won all the 5 matches in last ODI series on Sri Lankan soil (between SL & Zim). India are batting second today.#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 201717.49 IST: Star for India. And that’s how you celebrate when you finish with career-best figures. Axar 3/34 from 10 overs.Reuters Photo17.48 IST: Sri Lanka lost the toss but were in a commanding position at 139 for 1. But what followed from the there was a classic case of top order setting up the platform but the middle order just forgot that there was a train to be boarded. They just missed the plot to lose wickets at regular intervals. Only Dickwella scored a fifty as the rest were chasing a quick flight home.Sri Lanka innings today:First 24.2 overs : 139/1Next 19 overs : 77/9#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 201717.44 IST: Sri Lanka lost 6 wickets for 39 runs between overs 20-36.17.43 IST: Bumrah to Fernando, OUT! The two-card trick does it! Bumrah now bowls it on the stumps, fuller length, Fernando plays all around it and has his furniture disturbed. Mathews is left stranded. SL 216 all-out from 43.2 overs17.41 IST: 216/9 after 43 overs.17.42 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Mathews, FOUR!17.37 IST: Bhuvneshwar back on.17.36 IST: SL 209/9 after 42 overs. 17.35 IST: Vishwa Fernando is the last man.17.33 IST: Chahal to Malinga, OUT! Stumped off a wide, the plan works! Chahal was expecting the charge and bowls it wide outside off. Malinga comes down to have a go but cannot reach it. Dhoni has ages to stump the Lankan pacer. That is a smart wicket taken by India.41.3: WICKET! L Malinga (8) is out, st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal, 208/9- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.31 IST: SL 205/8 after 41 overs.17.29 IST: Axar to Malinga, SIX! Malinga goes big! Patel bowls in the slot, Lasith comes down and launches it over the mid-wicket region for a biggie. Mathews likes it.1st ODI. 40.3: A Patel to L Malinga (7), 6 runs, 203/8 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.28 IST: Powerplay 3 signaled. Five fielders are now allowed outside the circle for the last ten overs.17.27 IST: SL 196/8 after 40 overs.40 overs gone, Sri Lanka 196/8. Mathews 25*, Malinga 1*. #SLvIND Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 201717.25 IST: Chahal to Mathews, SIX! Clobbered! Looped outside off, Mathews gets under it and slog sweeps it over the wide long on fence for a biggie. First one of the game! First boundary after 14 overs.1st ODI. 39.2: Y Chahal to A Mathews (23), 6 runs, 193/8 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.24 IST: SL 187/8 after 39 overs.17.22 IST: Lasith Malinga is the penultimate man in.17.21 IST: Axar to Sandakan, OUT! Axar strikes yet again! Angles it around off, the arm ball, Sandakan looks to turn it through the leg side but is rapped on his pads. The players appeal and the umpire rules it out. There is no review left to use, Sandakan has to walk back. Mathews continues to lose out on partners.1st ODI. 38.5: WICKET! L Sandakan (5) is out, lbw Axar Patel, 187/8 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.18 IST: SL 183/7 after 38 overs.17.17 IST: That’s what you do when your team plays but you don’t get tickets. AP Photo17.15 IST: SL 179/7 after 37 overs.17.13 IST: SL 178/7 after 36 overs.17.11 IST: Time for Lakshan Sandakan.17.10 IST: Bumrah to Perera, OUT! Boom, Boom, Bumrah! Spears in a yorker on middle, Perera looks to play a shot but fails to put bat to ball. It crashes into the stumps and that is it for Thisara.1st ODI. 35.5: WICKET! NTLC Perera (0) is out, b Jasprit Bumrah, 178/7 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.08 IST: SL 177/6 after 35 overs.17.07 IST: Thisara Perera is the man in.17.06 IST: Axar to Hasaranga, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Lands it around middle and leg, Hasaranga comes down to go big but gets a top edge. The ball skies towards long on. Jadhav back pedals and takes a tumbling catch. That is a another wicket for India. Jadhav gets up and holds his bum in pain. Patel strikes.34.2: WICKET! W Hasaranga (2) is out, c Kedar Jadhav b Axar Patel, 176/6- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.02 IST: SL 175/5 after 34 overs.17.01 IST: Bumrah to Hasaranga, Four Leg Byes! Too full on the stumps, Hasaranga looks to clip but the ball goes off the pads and runs into the fine leg fence for a boundary. The umpire signals it leg byes.17.00 IST: Wanidu Hasaranga comes out to bat.16.58 IST: OUT! Chamara, oh Chamara! Back of a length outside off, Mathews taps it into covers and Kapugedera calls him through for a single. The fielder scores a direct hit at the striker’s end with a quick throw. It is referred upstairs and replays find Kapugedera short of the crease. That was always risky and he found out that the Indian skipper was too quick for him.33.2: WICKET! CK Kapugedera (1) is out, run out (Virat Kohli), 169/5 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.56 IST: Bumrah back on.16.54 IST: SL 169/4 after 33 overs.16.50 IST: Chamara Kapugedara strides out to the middle.16.48 IST: Jadhav to Tharanga, OUT! Surely this guy has a golden arm! Whatever he touched turns into gold and this is just an example here! Bowls a full toss outside off, Upul Tharanga looks of clearing Dambula but fails to time it as he wanted to. Goes straight to the fielder at long on. Dhawan accepts it gleefully and Jadhav has a sly smile on his face. This could turn out to be the differential wicket.Reuters Photo32.2: WICKET! WU Tharanga (13) is out, c Shikhar Dhawan b Kedar Jadhav, 166/4- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.47 IST: Jadhav is back on.16.45 IST: SL 165/3 after 32 overs.16.43 IST: SL 162/3 after 31 overs.16.40 IST: SL 158/3 after 30 overs.16.38 IST: SL 156/3 after 29 overs.16.35 IST: Chahal back into the attack.16.34 IST: SL 152/3 after 28 overs.16.33 IST: Angelo Mathews walks out next.16.30 IST: Axar to Mendis, OUT! Axar launches a missile himself! Fires this one in line of the stumps at 105 kmph, Mendis dances down the track and tries to clip the rocket this time. Misses it completely and finds his leg stump rattled. The missile from Axar does the job for India and Kusal had no idea about it.1st ODI. 27.1: WICKET! K Mendis (36) is out, b Axar Patel, 150/3 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.29 IST: SL 150/2 after 27 overs.16.26 IST: SL 146/2 after 26 overs.16.25 IST: Axar to Mendis, FOUR! Deft! Again a bit pace and in line of the stumps, Mendis shuffles a touch and clips it really fine past the keeper for a boundary. Good shot, this!1st ODI. 25.5: A Patel to K Mendis (35), 4 runs, 146/2 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.23 IST: SL 141/2 after 25 overs.After 25 overs, Sri Lanka moved to 141/2. Kusal Mendis 31*, Tharanga 1*. Dickwella falls after a well made 64. #SLvIND Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 201716.21 IST: Skipper Upul Tharanga is the next man in.16.19 IST: Jadhav to Dickwella, OUT! That’s plumb! Fires this one in line of the stumps, Dickwella gets forward and tries to paddle it fine down the leg side. Misses it completely and gets rapped on the front pad. The players appeal and the umpire is quick to raise his finger. Dickwella thinks a bit and opts for the review. Replays show that it was plumb and Sri Lanka have wasted a review.24.3: WICKET! N Dickwella (64) is out, lbw Kedar Jadhav, 139/2 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.18 IST: Jadhav to Dickwella, FOUR! Fuller outside off, Mendis carves it past the backward point region. Rohit gives it a chase from short third man but he was never even close to stopping it.1st ODI. 24.2: K Jadhav to N Dickwella (64), 4 runs, 139/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.17 IST: SL 134/1 after 24 overs.16.14 IST: SL 132/1 after 23 overs.16.12 IST: Jadhav to Dickwella, FOUR! Risky but worth it! Shorter around off, Dickwella presses back and slams the pull just over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries this!1st ODI. 22.3: K Jadhav to N Dickwella (58), 4 runs, 131/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.11 IST: Jadhav to Dickwella, FOUR! Fine shot! Around off, Dickwella dances down the track and whips it elegantly over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 22.2: K Jadhav to N Dickwella (54), 4 runs, 127/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 16.10 IST: SL 122/1 after 22 overs.16.09 IST: 5th ODI fifty for Niroshan Dickwella!Reuters Photo16.07 IST: Axar Patel comes on for India.16.06 IST: SL 118/1 after 21 overs.16.04 IST: Kedar Jadhav into the attack.16.03 IST: SL 117/1 after 20 overs.16.02 IST: Chahal to K Mendis, FOUR! Floated outisde off, Mendis presses forward in defence. Gets a thick outside edge on it and the ball runs through the vacant slip region for a boundary.1st ODI. 19.5: Y Chahal to K Mendis (26), 4 runs, 117/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.00 IST: Chahal to K Mendis, FOUR! Fantastic batting! Floated in line of the stumps, Mendis gets a tad forward and drives it straight down the ground. Past the mid on fielder for a boundary.1st ODI. 19.2: Y Chahal to K Mendis (21), 4 runs, 111/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.59 IST: Chahal to K Mendis, FOUR! Top shot! Floated outside off, Mendis has time on his side, goes for the slog sweep. Gets it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 19.1: Y Chahal to K Mendis (17), 4 runs, 107/1 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.58 IST: SL 103/1 afyer 19 overs.15.54 IST: Pandya to Dickwella, Well played and a good effort in the deep! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dickwella stays in his crease and ramps it really late over the keeper’s head. Kedar Jadhav runs across from third man and puts in a dive to save the boundary. A valiant effort this and after too many replays the umpire gives it in favour of the fielder. Two runs taken. 100 up for Sri Lanka!15.53 IST: Hardik Pandya is called back for a bowl.15.52 IST: SL 97/1 after 18 overs.15.51 IST: Chahal to K Mendis, FOUR! Good placement! Bowls this one way down the leg side, Mendis kneels down and sweeps it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.15:48 IST: SL 87/1 after 17 overs.15.45 IST: Bumrah to continue.15.42 IST: Drinks! The home side has begun well despite losing the toss. Niroshan Dickwella has looked good and will be hoping to make a big score. India will want to keep taking wickets.15.41 IST: SL 81/1 after 16 overs.15.40 IST: Chahal to Dickwella, FOUR! Nicely hit! Shorter outside off, Dickwella goes back and cuts it through the covers for a boundary. That was too short by Chahal.15.38 IST: SL 75/1 after 15 overs.15.33 IST: Kusal Mendis comes in to bat.15.32 IST: Chahal to Gunathilaka, OUT! The pressure strikes and Gunathilaka throws it away! Chahal bowls it around leg, Danushka looks to reverse sweep it. Gets it off the toe end of the bat and Rahul accepts the dolly at covers. The opener is not happy with himself but he has only himself to blame. Chahal deserved the wicket after his good beginning. SL 74/1 after 14 overs.13.6: WICKET! D Gunathilaka (37) is out, c Lokesh Rahul b Yuzvendra Chahal, 74/1- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.30 IST: Chahal to Dickwella, NOT OUT! Dickwella comes down the wicket to go big, Chahal fires it wide around off. Niroshan gets it towards covers and wants a single. Gunathilaka sends him back and there is a direct hit at the striker’s end. Rahul is not too confident though. Replays show why, Dickwella had got in with the dive. He is not happy with his partner though since it was his call.15.28 IST: SL 73/0 after 13 overs.15.24 IST: The Lankans are off to a slow by but steady start. SL 68/0 after 12 overs.Reuters Photo15.22 IST: Double change, time for Yuzvendra Chahal.15.18 IST: Bumrah to Dickwella, FOUR! Just wide! Full and outside off, Dickwella goes after it. Closes the face of the bat in time to get it past the mid on fielder for a boundary. He also hit that with the wind so it did not go to the fielder.1st ODI. 10.3: J Bumrah to N Dickwella (26), 4 runs, 60/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.16 IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack.15.10 IST: Bhuvneshwar to  Dickwella, FOUR! Well played! Shorter and outside off, Dickwella rides the bounce and taps it between short third man and backward point for a boundary. 50 up for the home side.1st ODI. 8.5: B Kumar to N Dickwella (20), 4 runs, 51/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.05 IST: Pandya to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Sri Lanka. Bad ball and punished! Pandya bowls a length ball around off, Gunathilaka was waiting for it and pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. One reckons these two are now going to play their shots, having spent enough time at the wicket. SL 43/0 in 8 overs.15.03 IST: Pandya to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Yet again, Sri Lanka are easily finding the boundaries. Hit away! This time he beats the fielder! Short and outside off, Gunathilaka makes room and cracks it through the diving backward point fielder for a boundary. Good shot, that.1st ODI. 7.3: H Pandya to D Gunathilaka (21), 4 runs, 38/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.01 IST: Sri Lanka look solid at the moment, India will be looking for a breakthrough. They don’t want these two to settle down. SL 32/0 in 7 overs.15.00 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Gunathilaka, WIDE! Slants one down the leg side, Gunathilaka shuffles outside off and that makes it look really silly. Wide signaled. The bowler is not happy.14.54 IST: Pandya to Dickwella, FOUR! Lucky! Niroshan Dickwella dances around the crease, Pandya bowls it on the stumps, Dickwella looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge past his stumps for a boundary to fine leg. SL 27/0 in 6 overs.1st ODI. 5.3: H Pandya to N Dickwella (11), 4 runs, 26/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.51 IST: Excellent comeback by Bhuvneshwar! After going for 10 runs in his previous over, he gives away just one run in this one. SL 21/0 in 5 overs.14.48 IST: Excellent over by Pandya, just a run off it. SL 20/0 in 4 overs.14.46 IST: Pandya is keeping his line tight for his second over and is not letting Sri Lanka through.14.42 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Gunathilaka, FOUR! And runs are coming well for Sri Lanka. Lovely shot! Kumar bowls it outside off, Gunathilaka goes after the width and crashes it through the covers for a boundary. Just shows how good the pitch is. 9 runs from the over already. Expensive over this turned out to be for India, 10 runs off it. SL 19/0 in 3 overs.1st ODI. 2.5: B Kumar to D Gunathilaka (10), 4 runs, 18/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.40 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, FOUR! Tonk! Length ball around off, Dickwella gets under it and just clips it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. That was hit really well.1st ODI. 2.2: B Kumar to N Dickwella (6), 4 runs, 13/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.39 IST: After 2 overs, Sri Lanka are 9/0.14.37 IST: Pandya to Gunathilaka, FOUR! First boundary of the match. Full but on the pads, Gunathilaka clips it in the air but in the gap at mid-wicket for a boundary. That was neatly done as it was in the gap. Sri Lanka 8/0 in 1.4 overs.1st ODI. 1.4: H Pandya to D Gunathilaka (6), 4 runs, 8/0 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.34 IST: Just one run off that first over from Bhuvneshwar. A couple of edges from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka 1/0 in 1 over.14.31 IST: Dickwella gets Sri Lanka off the mark with a single off the second ball.14.28 IST: Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka are opening the innings for Sri Lanka while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will begin India’s attack.14.23 IST: The players are out in the field and the national anthems are going on.14.21 IST: Both Virat Kohli and Upul Tharanga made their ODI debut at Dambulla in 2008 and 2005 respectively. Also, both of them opened the innings then.14.15 IST: Sri Lanka Left-arm fast bowler Vishwa Fernando got his first ODI cap from Chaminda Vaas.Chaminda Vaas presented the Left-arm fast bowler Vishwa Fernando with his ODI cap ahead of 1st ODI against India. #SLvIND Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 201714.13 IST: Virat Kohli and Upul Tharanga have unveiled the ODI trophy.#TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli along with his Sri Lanka counterpart unveil the ODI trophy #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.05 IST: Virat Kohli wins toss and choses to bowl first. KL Rahul find a spot in the team while Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur miss out.#TeamIndia win the toss and elect to bowl first in the 1st ODI at Dambulla #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra ChahalSri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga(c), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga13.55 IST: Virat Kohli hitting some big shots in the nets and looking to replicate that in the match as well.Some big shots and a pep talk to wrap up the training session – @imVkohli @RaviShastriOfc #SLvIND #TeamIndia BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201713.50 IST: And it’s the huddle again. India are all geared to further their dominance.All set! #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201713.45 IST: Here’s the pitch India and Sri Lanka are going to play on.Here’s how the pitch looks for the 1st ODI at Dambulla #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201713.35 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel are gearing up for the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka.All set for today’s game against Sri Lanka ??? #BleedBlue??? #JaiMataDi?????? yuZvendra Chahal23 (@yuzi_chahal) August 20, 2017ICYMI #Barmies2017 International Player of the Year – the brilliant @imVkohli. Thanks for being a great sport & thanks @BCCI @goransaxena ?????? England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 19, 2017Sudhir’s selfie moment with @SDhawan25 #TeamIndia #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2017The cut, leave, drive, slog, upper cut, pull – @msdhoni batting session #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2017It was @imVkohli vs @msdhoni vs @klrahul11 at the football today. #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2017Short Preview:After successfully completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash in Sri Lanka, India now have their eyes on a dominant display in the five-match ODI series.India are looking at this series as the beginning of a journey to identify the core of their 2019 World Cup squad and henceforth, Virat Kohli has said that Kl Rahul, who opens in Tests, will be a middle order batsman in the ODI series.The selectors also dropped Yuvraj Singh from the squad stressing on the aspect of fitness.While India have started to look at the 2019 World Cup, for Sri Lanka this ODI series holds great importance the hosts need two more ODI wins to confirm their spot in the 2019 ODI World Cup by way of automatic qualification.India blanked Sri Lanka 5-0 the last time these two sides played a bilateral ODI series, back in November 2015 (in India).Teams (from):India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.last_img read more