Skipper Dhawan, debutant Kishan shine in India's seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Jul 18 (PTI) India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first One-day International to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series here on Sunday.

Chasing 262, India completed the task with 80 balls to spare at the R Premadasa Stadium.

Opener Prithvi Shaw smashed 43 off 24 balls while debutant Ishan Kishan hit a blistering 59 in only 42 deliveries to power India.

Skipper Shikhar Dhawan played a fine knock of 86, even as his younger partners blazed away.

Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka scored 262 for nine after opting to bat first. Down the order, skipper Dasun Shanaka (39) and Charith Asalanka (38) made useful contributions with Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal getting two wickets apiece.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka: 262/9 in 50 overs (Dasun Shanaka 39, Charith Asalanka 38; Chamika Karunaratne 43; Deepak Chahar 2/37, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/52, Kuldeep Yadav 2/48).

India: 263/3 in 36.4 overs (Ishan Kishan 59, Prithvi Shaw 43, Shikhar Dhawan 86). PTI AH KHS KHS

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