Updated: July 20, 2021 11:05:30 am
The first match of India vs Sri Lanka ODI series saw the game ending in favour of the visiting team as the Indian team beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets.
While the new captain Shikhar Dhawan led his team from the front with a half-century, the team’s young batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan brought showcased a batting masterclass, which helped the Indian team comfortably chase Sri Lanka’s 263-run target inside 37 overs.
Sri Lanka had won the toss and decided to bat first. Though the team seemed like they had a good start with Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka’s 49-run opening partnership in the power play, the team could not keep up, losing wickets at regular intervals
Chasing 263 to go 1-0 up series, Prithvi Shaw smashed a 24-ball 43 becoming Man of the Match while Ishan Kishan reached his first ODI fifty off 33 deliveries.
While India’s clinical performance won praise online, fans online also took time to make fun of the Sri Lankan side who were completely outplayed by Indians. Take a look at some of the reactions from #INDvsSL:
— Neel Tandel (@The_NerdyNeel) July 18, 2021
— jerry (@jxrrryyy) July 18, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 18, 2021
— Nikhil (@Nikhilkr24) July 18, 2021
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) July 18, 2021
— UmderTamker (@jhampakjhum) July 18, 2021
— Varad Ralegaonkar (@varadr_tistic) July 18, 2021
— Prince Pandey🍁🦜 (@princepandey_) July 18, 2021
Krunal Pandya’s hugging moment with Dhananjaya de Silva during the 22nd over of the match also became fodder for memes.
— Priyam Singh (@PriyamCricNerd) July 18, 2021
— Shivam Paymode (@paymode_shivam) July 18, 2021
— Neelabh (@CricNeelabh) July 18, 2021
1. Krunal Pandya Before
2. Krunal Pandya Now under Dravid sir. pic.twitter.com/1R4rAKPmDB
— Sai (@akakrcb6) July 18, 2021
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