India off to a good start after SL elect to bowlDecember 22, 2017 19:14
India 18-0 (3 ovs) vs SL | Scorecard
Medium pacer Angelo Mathews to open the bowling for Sri Lanka with the wicketkeeper Norshan Dickwella up to the stumps right from the start.
Mathews has a good record against Rohit, having dismissed the right-hander 10 times in total across all three formats in international cricket.
Rohit carefully defends the first two balls before he lashes a wide delivery past point for a four to get off the mark in style.
Mathews then drops short as Rohit pulls it comfortably over midwicket for another four to make a confident start.
Dushmantha Chameera to bowl the second over. KL Rahul runs the third ball down to thirdman for a single to get off the mark and Rohit picks one on the off-side.
Rahul then slaps the fifth ball down the ground for a four to get 15 from the first two overs.
Rahul, on 6, gets a lifeline as Sadeera Samawickrama drops a straightforward chance at point before the right-hander gets an inside edge off the next.
He then drives one past the fielder in the covers for a single and Rohit takes one to sweeper cover for one.
India off to a confident as they reach 18 for no loss in three overs.