PHOTOS: Dominant India win 1st ODI in Cuttack

Posted by:
Updated: Monday, November 3, 2014, 15:06 [IST]
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

Cuttack, Nov 3: Openers Shikhar Dhawan (113) and Ajinkya Rahane (111) hit centuries while Ishant Sharma took 4 wickets as India produced a dominant display to rout Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the first One Day International here.

Scorecard; Match Report; Photo Gallery

Riding on Rahane-Dhawan duo's tons, India posted a mammoth 363/5 in 50 overs at the Barabati Stadium on Sunday (November 2). In reply, the bowlers kept the visiting batsmen in check to romp home by a big margin. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 194 in 39.2 overs. Ishant was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 4/34 in 8 overs with 1 maiden.

Suresh Raina completed 5,000 ODI runs during his half century. This was his 200th ODI. Before play, he was felicitated for the milestone. (List of Team India's 350+ totals)

India lead the five-match series 1-0. The second game is in Ahmedabad on November 6.

Here are the pictures from the match.

Suresh Raina felicitated

Before start of play, Suresh Raina was felicitated for completing 200 ODIs for India.

Ajinkya Rahane on song

Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot en route to his 2nd ODI hundred.

Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot

Shikhar Dhawan is seen in action during his batting in the opening ODI.

Memorable partnership

Dhawan and Rahane greet each other after raising 100-run partnership for the first wicket. Then went on to be together for double ton.

Reverse sweep

Shikhar Dhawan attempts a reverse sweep as wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara watches from behind the stumps.

Picture perfect

Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot through the off-side.

One more shot from Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane in action, playing another shot during his 111-run knock.

Celebrating century

Shikhar Dhawan (right) hugs Ajinkya Rahane after completing his century.

Rahane celebrates

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his 2nd ODI hundred.

One more of celebration picture

Rahane and Dhawan seen together celebrating.

Shikhar raises his bat

Shikhar Dhawan raises his bat after reaching the 100-run mark.

Ishant has a wicket

Ishant Sharma (left) celebrates with his team-mates after taking a wicket.

Winning moment

Indian players are ecstatic after winning the opening ODI.

Rahane's 100

Rahane (right) raises his helmet and bat after completing a 100 as Dhawan watches.

On a high

Rahane looks up after reaching 100.


Story first published:  Monday, November 3, 2014, 11:24 [IST]
Write Comments