The Indian cricket team dominated the 1st One Day International (ODI) match against the Sri Lankan team. However, the match ended on a controversial note.
After India won the T20I series earlier against the same opposition, the 1st match of the 3 match ODI series was played last night on the 10th January in Guwahati.
Batting first after winning the toss, the Sri Lankan captain opted to bowl first. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India a good start. Rohit scored 83 while Shubman scored 70 runs.
However, the biggest spectacle of the match was former India captain Virat Kohli first ODI century since 2019. Also known as King Kohli by his fans, he scored 113 runs to take India to 373 runs.
The Indian bowlers also showcased their talent, taking 3 wickets for just 64 runs. Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik was in top form. And once when the Sri Lankan was looking in danger getting dismantled early on, Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka played a crucial inning, adding 108 runs not out.
However, he could have not completed his milestone had the Indian team captain Rohit did not retract the appeal to run him out on non-striker end.
Now that the rule of running out a player on non-striker end has become official, the Indian fans were disappointed when Rohit Sharma retract the run out appeal when Shanaka was on 98 runs.
Captain Rohit Sharma on why he withdrew the run out at non striker’s end appeal. pic.twitter.com/cZSo2tft8Q— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 10, 2023
Ek baar sehwag ko century nahi karne diya tha wide daalke (sri Lankan bowler ne) 🙂— Sanjay (@Bhargav4899) January 10, 2023
Mufa do u remember sehwag couldn’t score 100(99*) vs srilanka— . (@Hindustantwitts) January 10, 2023
As they boweled no ball in the end
Sehwag sir would have proud by the effort of Shami but captain let him down.— Rajneesh Singh (@elirajneesh) January 10, 2023
Okay— Juilius Sneezer (@itsmewhocares11) January 10, 2023
Accept tht she is a legend
Didn’t withdraw the appeal against English 😂😂😂
Indeed Women☕👑 pic.twitter.com/WKpsczxFfI
That’s why people say he plays against his own team— ᕼᑌᑎTEᖇ (@indianshelby) January 10, 2023
Shami wanted to take Sehwag’s revenge.— Down on Hopes (@AjayGan23736962) January 10, 2023