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Opener Shikhar Dhawan to miss first three Australia ODIs
India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been released from the team for the first three one-day internationals against Australia to tend to his unwell wife, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday. Dhawan had also missed the last ODI and the one-off Twenty20 in Sri Lanka to fly home to tend to his sick mother. He scored an unbeaten 132 and 49 in the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka but then managed nine runs in the third and fourth match.
Sharma ton secures India's series-clinching win v Sri Lanka
Opener Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten 124 to help India overcome a top-order wobble and register a series-clinching six-wicket victory in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Paceman Jasprit Bumrah laid the foundation for India's victory with a career-best 5-27 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 217-9 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Chamara Kapugedera won the toss but the hosts did not get the kind of start they needed.
SL vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to hit six consecutive 50-plus scores against any team in ODI
Opting to bowl first, Indian skipper Virat Kohli invited the hosts to step in to bat. With just 216-run target, right hand-left hand combo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan stepped in. Dhawan's tally of fifty-plus scores against Sri Lanka have now accounted to seven, equalling former Indian opener Virender Sehwag. Adding to it, this was Dhawan's sixth consecutive fifty-plus score against the Islanders becoming the first batsman to achieve this feat.
Shikhar Dhawan bags 11th ODI ton as India hammer Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in opening ODI
Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a fluent unbeaten century as India continued to embarrass Sri Lanka, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win over the struggling hosts in the opening ODI of the five-match series, here today. Dhawan punished the bowlers with 21 boundaries, including three sixes, finishing the match in a jiffy. The left-hander raised an unbeaten 197-run partnership for the second wicket with skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 82 off 70 balls.
Imperious Dhawan makes merry
Dhawan punished the bowlers with 21 boundaries, including three sixes, finishing the match in a jiffy. The left-hander raised an unbeaten 197-run partnership for the second wicket with skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 82 off 70 balls. Left arm spinner Axar Patel was the stand out bowler for India with career-best figures of three for 34 runs. Dhawan batted like he had been throughout this trip and put the Lankan attack to the sword once again.
Dhawan hits century as India open ODI series with crushing win
Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a fluent unbeaten century as India continued to embarrass Sri Lanka, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win over the struggling hosts in the opening ODI of the five-match series, here today. India carried its domination from the Test series into the One-day format and achieved its biggest ever win in terms of overs left while chasing a 200-plus total. The left-hander raised an unbeaten 197-run partnership for the second wicket with skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 82 off 70 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli star as India power to 9-wicket ODI win over Sri Lanka
Opener Shikhar Dhawan's blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday. It was the spinners, led by Axar Patel, who set up the opening win for the visitors in the five-match series after bowling out Sri Lanka for 216 in 43.2 overs. The partnership between Dhawan, who hit his 11th ODI century, and Kohli made sure India had no more hiccups in their road to victory.
1st ODI: Dhawan, Kohli help India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets
Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a fluent unbeaten century as India continued to embarrass Sri Lanka, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win over the struggling hosts in the opening ODI of the five-match series, here on Sunday. The left-hander raised an unbeaten 197-run partnership for the second wicket with skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 82 off 70 balls. Left arm spinner Axar Patel was the stand out bowler for India with career-best figures of three for 34 runs.

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