Sri Lanka vs India 2021: Records created and broken in the 1st ODI

Ishan Kishan smacked the first ball he faced for a six.

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Team India asserted their dominance on Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match ODI series in Colombo on Sunday. Chasing 263, they got off to a prolific start thanks to Prithvi Shaw and the good work was carried on by Ishan Kishan and Shikhar Dhawan later as India cantered home without breaking much of a sweat. Earlier, their bowlers also did well to restrict Sri Lanka to a below-par total on a good pitch.

Here we look at the records created and broken in the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka:

80 – India won this match with 80 balls to spare in the innings. These are the joint-most for the team in a 250+ run-chase.

1 – Ishan Kishan became the first Indian player ever to hit a half-century on ODI and T20I debuts. He scored 59 in the first ODI and had slammed the half-century on T20I debut against England earlier this year as well.

2 – Ishan Kishan reached his half-century off 33 balls which is the second fastest in ODIs on debut. Krunal Pandya is on top in this aspect having reached the 50-run mark off just 26 balls against England earlier this year.

2 – Shikhar Dhawan slammed a fifty on his captaincy debut and became the fifth Indian to do so. His unbeaten scored 86 is also the second highest in this regard with Sachin Tendulkar slamming 110.

6000 – Shikhar Dhawan completed 6000 runs in ODI cricket during his innings in the first ODI. He reached the milestone in the 140th innings becoming the fourth fastest behind Hashim Amla (123), Virat Kohli (136) and Kane Williamson (139).

10000 – Dhawan also completed 10000 runs in international cricket during the first ODI and became the fifth Indian opener to do so.

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