Twitter pokes fun at India’s misery against Sri Lanka. The Indian cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma, endured a surprisingly difficult outing against Sri Lanka in the first ODI at Dharamsala’s HPCA stadium as the seamers rattled the Men in Blue from the word go. The top 5 batsman including stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, failed to even reach the double-digit mark as the visitors bowled with pace and venom.Shikhar Dhawan was the first man to depart after Angelo Mathews drew first blood for the Lankans in only the second over. Rohit soon followed the left-hander and headed back to the pavilion after Suranga Lakmal bagged his first.
Surprisingly, both decisions were initially given not out but the visitors made use of the DRS to force the on-field umpire to reverse the calls.Team India, in fact, saw themselves securing the lowest totals at 5th and 6th wicket after the respective wickets fell at 16 and 28 but somehow managed to surpass the 50-run mark, with three wickets in hand.
From 29/7, Dhoni and Kuldeep Yadav added a valuable 41-run stand for the eighth wicket before the left-hander was removed by spinner Akila Dananjaya as India went 8 down for 70.
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