Sri Lanka vs India 1st One Day Highlights | ODI Cricket

This video features highlights from the 1st ODI cricket match between India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the match by 8 wickets and with relative ease. India who opted to bat first were pretty down even before Murali-Mendis came after them, with Kohli (in place of an injured Sehwag), Gambhir and Raina picked by the pacers. Yuvraj Singh had an early let-off dropped by Jayawardene. Look out for his eventual exit in the video - 4 deliveries from Ajantha Mendis that went: beaten hollow, good LBW turned down, step-out six, Out.

M S Dhoni was soon in with his 'Ive got the situation under control' grin to non-striker Rohit Sharma. 28 painful balls and 6 runs later Mendis had him too. Sri Lanka had a couple of issues when they batted but Mahela Jayawardene who has made it a habit to stick around when the team's kind of shaky did so yet again with some eye-pleasing strokes in his 61 to seal the win in the company of Kapugedera.

Well, the senior Indian team had come back brilliantly to win the 2nd test after the 1st test walloping. It will be interesting cos if India manages to do something of the sort and take the series, it will be the first series win under Dhoni's captaincy (ODI cricket) in which Tendulkar hasn't had a major role to play. Also, wonder if Subramaniam Badrinath who's done everything humanly possible to get a place in the team will finally play a game for India having won a sub-spot only because Tendulkar dropped out.

The commentary here is in Hindi and it looks like all the remaining matches will have the same. Considering I've been listening to Arun Lal over the last couple of weeks, I think it doesn't make a difference to me.

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