Rohit dismissed for 78, India lose 1st wicket
June 08, 2017  16:52


India 138-1 (25 ovs) vs SL | Scorecard

This is the 10th 100-run partnership between Rohit and Dhawan from 56 innings.

Rohit goes after off-spinner Gunathilaka, who is bowling from round the wicket, as he comes down the track and lofts it over mid-off for a six. The off-spinner bowls a quicker over which goes straight on and beats Rohit's outside edge, who keeps strike with a single from the last ball.

In the next over Rohit turns Perera on the leg side for one as Dhawan finally gets strike after a long wait of 13 balls.

Perera bowls a short wide delivery but Dhawan is unable to make most, hitting it straight to the fielder at point, who stops it on the bounce.

A desperate Sri Lanka bring back their premier pace bowler Malinga to force a breakthrough with India's openers running away with the match.

No stopping Rohit, who drives Malinga on the up through the covers for a four to get eight from the over.

It has started to drizzle as Perera continues as he sends down another tight over, giving away just three runs after conceding two in his previous over.

Meanwhile, Malinga's struggles with the ball continues. Dhawan crashes a half-volley through the covers for a four to bring up his second successive fifty, from 69 balls.

In the same over, Rohit pulls a short ball from the veteran pacer fine on the leg side for a six. He tries the same shot again but this time hits it straight into the hands of the fielder at deep fine leg.

A lucky break for Sri Lanka as Rohit walks back after a fine innings of 78 from 79 balls with India reduced to 138 for one, in the 25th over.

The openers have laid a solid foundation, putting on 138 runs for the opening wicket.
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