All-Round India Defeat Sri Lanka by 169 Runs


Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan smashed comfortable centuries in a huge 231-run opening stand as India spanked Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the first One-dayer to take a 1-0 lead in the 5 match series, yesterday.

Put into bat, Rahane struck 111 from 108 balls en route to his second ODI century while Dhawan returned to form with a 107-ball 113, as India posted an imposing 363 for five.

Suresh Raina, appearing in his 200th ODI, also did his bit by striking a quick-fire 52 off 34 balls as it was one-way traffic for India.

Earlier, the Lankans observed 1 minute silence for the landslide tragedy in the Meeriyabedda tea plantation.