New Delhi, In the first one-day match between India and Sri Lanka, India won by 67 runs. The Indian team started bowling with a huge score of 373 runs.
In this match played in Guwahati, the batting seemed easy while the opposing team Sri Lanka was also playing well. Captain Dasun Shanaka scored a century. After losing the toss and batting first, India got off to a great start. The opening stand of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill shared a century.
Gill scored 70 and Rohit got out after scoring 83 runs. After this, Virat Kohli scored 113 runs. Due to the great contribution of these three batsmen, India made a big score of 373 runs. There was some drama in the last over of the match.
Fast bowler Mohammad Shami was bowling and Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka was playing for 98 runs. As if he was at the non-striker’s end.
Then Shami tried to run out Shanaka before throwing the ball as he left the crease during one ball. The umpire sent the third umpire to judge but captain Rohit Sharma showed sportsmanship. And Sanaka was given a note out meaning he was told to continue playing.
When Murali Karthik asked Rohit about the incident later in the post-match ceremony, Rohit said that we didn’t want to dismiss Dasun Sanaka like that when he was batting well. A bowler can run him out when the cricketer at the non-striker’s end leaves the crease before the ball is bowled. It is called mankding.
This is a legal rule according to the rules of cricket but some cricketers and fans also consider it unfair. That is a matter of controversy. After the match, Rohit praised the captain of the opposing team saying that he had played very well. Not only that, after the match, both Virat and Rohit patted Shanaka’s back.
This shows the sportsmanship of the Indian team captain. Rohit Sharma also completed 9500 runs in ODI format in this match. He has crossed this figure in 236th ODI. He has now become the sixth highest run-scorer for India in ODIs.
Only MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar are ahead of the hitmen. Let us tell you that Rohit’s thumb was injured while fielding in the second ODI against Bangladesh. He was out of the field the entire time.
Due to the need of the team, he came to bat at number 9. Rohit scored an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls which included 3 fours and 5 sixes.SS1MS