Team India’s stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan obtained his captaincy debut off to a brilliant begin by taking a high quality operating catch to dismiss harmful wanting Sri Lankan southpaw Bhanuka Rajapaksa within the first ODI at Colombo on Sunday (July 18). Kuldeep Yadav didn’t bowl the best of deliveries because it was on the brief aspect and the left-hander regarded to smash it to the leg-side. However, the southpaw couldn’t get the elevation he was in search of and the ball ballooned in direction of to the mid-on space.
Dhawan was fielding at brief midwicket and took operating again catch to ship Bhanuka Rajapaksa again to the pavilion. In reality, the Indian captain had misfielded within the earlier over however bounced again in fashion.
Watch the video of his Dhawan’s catch right here…
That was a brilliant catch by Shikhar Dhawan. pic.twitter.com/JsUrim6jl5
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 18, 2021
Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was in a position to get another wicket in the identical over as he invited Sri Lanka opener Minod Bhanuka for a drive and the left-hander took the bait. Yadav was in a position to produce the skin edge and Prithvi Shaw took a easy catch at first slip.
The two wickets would have positively added a shot within the arm to Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s confidence. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal was able to strike on his first ball as Manish Pandey took a simple catch at short cover to dismiss Sri Lankan opener Avishka Fernando.
Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka received the toss and determined to bat first. The Sri Lankan openers gave an honest begin to the crew as they added 49 runs for opening alliance. In reality, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar weren’t up to speed as they might not hit the proper lengths within the first 10 overs.
However, the Indian spinners have been in a position to flip issues round for the guests. Meanwhile, that is the primary time when Shikhar Dhawan is main the Indian crew and he has performed a high quality job thus far.