In the opening match of the Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018, India to face Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the series. Some of the other senior players who will not be playing in the tri-series includes Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya.
Players like Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda and Mohammad Siraj are included in the Indian squad.
Nidahas Trophy was first held in 1998 for a 50-over series and now it is being organised to mark the celebration of 70 years of Sri Lankan Independence.
It will be interesting to see, that Team India continues its winning streak in the tri-series as well or Sri Lankan side can pull this one up
# Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets
# FOUR! again by Thisara.
# SIX! by Thisara, SL need 12 runs in 13 balls
# With 11 runs off the over, SL 151/5 after 17 overs
# After 16 overs, SL 140/5, need 35 runs off 24 balls
# With 5 runs and a wicket, SL 137/5 after 15 overs.
# OUT! Chahal strikes again, scalps Tharanga at 17.
# After 14 overs, SL 132/4 with Tharanga(14) and Shanaka(1) out in the middle
# With just one run and a wicket, SL 127/4 after 13 overs
# Sunder strikes again, scalps Parera at 66, SL 127/4
# After 12 overs, SL 126/3, need 49 runs off 48 balls.
# Kusal Parera hits reverse SIX!
# After 11 overs, SL 114/3 with Parera(58) and Tharanga(7) at crease.
# Chahal strikes Chandimal at 14, SL 98/3
# After 7 overs, SL 88/2 with Parera(49) and Chandimal(6) at crease.
# With just 5 runs off the over, SL 75/2 after 6 overs.
# After 5 overs, SL 70/2 with Danushka(19) and Parera(37) at crease
# Washington Sundar to Kusal Mendis, out Caught by Dhawan!
# Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis are out in the middle. Gunathilaka is on strike. Unadkat will open the attack
# With 3 boundaries in the last over, IND 174/5 after 20 overs
# Back-to-back FOURS for Dinesh Karthik.
# Welcome boundary for India, Karthik(8).
# With just 1 over left, IND 160/4 after 19 overs
# Dhawan departs at 90, IND 153/4 after 18 overs
# With 16 runs added in the total, IND 150/3 after 17 overs.
# SIX! By Shikhar Dhawan again
# After 16 overs, IND 134/3 with Dhawan(75) and Pant(11) out in the middle.
# With 15 runs off the over, IND 124/3 after 15 overs
# SIX! by Shikhar Dhawan(66)
# After 14 overs, IND 109/3 with Dhawan(60) and Pant(2) at crease.
# With 5 runs and a wicket off the over, IND 105/3 after 13 overs.
# Rishab Pant comes out in the middle.
# Manish Pandey caught by Mendis at 37, IND 104/3
# After 2 boundaries in the over, IND 100/2 after 12 overs
# 10 runs added to the board, IND 90/2 after 11 overs with Dhawan(51) and Pandey(29) at crease.
# After 10 overs, IND 80/2
# After 14 runs added to the total, IND 71/2 after 9 overs.
# SIX! again, courtesy Shikhar Dhawan(41)
# Its 50 runs partnership with that SIX! by Dhawan
# After 8 overs, IND 57/2 with Dhawan(30) and Pandey(21)
# Its a SIX! by Manish Pandey to Jeevan
# Ball pitched outside leg stump, its NOT OUT!
# Review taken by Sri Lanka
# With 8 runs added in the total, IND 48/2 after 7 overs.
# FOUR! by Manish Pandey.
# After 6 overs, IND 40/2 with Dhawan(27) and Pandey(7) out in the middle.
# Good over for India, with 17 runs off the over, IND 35/2 after 5 overs
# Again FOUR, releasing pressure form the Indian side.
# FOUR! by Manish Pandey
# After 4 overs, IND 18/2 with Dhawan(15) and Pandey(0) at crease.
# FOUR! by Dhawan again to Akila
# With just 1 run added to the total, IND 10/2 after 3 overs.
# Manish Pandey comes out in the middle.
# Suresh Raina BOWLED! After 2 overs, IND 9/2
# FOUR! by Dhawan to Nuwan Pradeep
# After 1 over, IND 2/1 with Dhawan(1) and Raina(0) out in the middle.
# Rohit Sharma departs for a duck
# Sri Lanka won the toss, elect to bowl first
BCCI (@BCCI) March 6, 2018