Scorecard : India v Sri Lannka, 1st ODI, Rajkot : 15 December 2009

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Match : India vs Sri Lanka, 1st game of 2009 Karbonn Mobile 5 ODI series.
Venue/Date : Madhavrao Scindia ground in Rajkot in Gujarat in India.. 15 December 2009.
Debut : Chanaka Welegedera.
Toss : Sri Lanka, elected to field.
Result : India won by 3 runs.
Series result : India lead 1-0, 4 games to go.
Man of the match : Virendra Sehwag.
Umpires : Marais Erasmus (South Africa) + Shahvir Tarapore (India).

Head to head : 114th India v Sri Lanka ODIs it was. India now have won 61, Sri Lanka 43 with no tied and 10 no results.

India Innings : started slowly with Sachin and Sehwag taking their time as it was a day game and early morning start had little bit for new ball bowlers. But as soon as moisture vaporised, balls started flying out of ground consistently. Virendra Sehwag looked good for first ODI double century but he failed. India suffered a middle order collapse after MS Dhoni's half century but little cameros from Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja took India past 400 run mark, the 5th highest ODI score by any team.

Sri Lanka innings : matched stroke per stroke to India, and even exceeded it at times. Tillakaratane Dilshan's 26th highest score by a batsman and Kumar Sangakkara's near fastest century by a Sri Lankan batsman won visitors a miracle but it wasn't to be as Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra held their nerve in last overs.

India Innings (inserted in to bat first) R B 4s 6s
Virendra Sehwag c Dilshan b Welegedara 146 102 17 6
Sachin Tendulkar b Dilhara Fernando 69 63 10 1
MS Dhoni c Mathews b Fernando 72 53 7 3
Suresh Raina c Jayasuriya b Kulasekara 16 20 2 0
Gautam Gambhir c Sangakkara b Kulasekara 11 8 1 0
Harbhajan Singh c Kulasekara b Mathews 11 13 1 0
Virat Kohli b Chanaka Welegedara 27 19 4 0
Ravindra Jadeja not out 30 17 1 2
Praveen Kumar not out 5 7 0 0
Zaheer Khan
Ashish Nehra
Extras (b=5, lb=4, wd=12, nb=6) 27
Total (50 overs) 414 for 7 wkts
Bowling O M R W
Nuwan Kulasekara (2 wides) 10 0 65 2
Chanaka Welegedara (1 wide) 10 0 63 2
Dilhara Fernando (2 wides) 9 0 66 2
Angelo Mathews 7 0 60 1
Sanath Jayasuriya 7 0 76 0
Thilan Kandambi 5 0 49 0
Tillakaratane Dilshan 2 0 26 0

Sri Lanka innings (elected to bat) R B 4s 6s
Upul Tharanga st Dhoni b Suresh Raina 67 60 3 4
Tillakaratane Dilshan b Harbhajan Singh 160 124 20 3
Kumar Sangakkara c Jadeja b Praveen Kumar 90 43 10 5
Sanath Jayasuriya st Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 5 4 0 0
Mahela Jayawardene run out (Kohli/Dhoni) 3 8 0 0
Thilan Kandambi run out (Tendulkar/Khan) 24 25 2 0
Angelo Mathews c Tendulkar b Nehra 38 33 2 0
Thilan Samarweera run out (Raina/Kumar) 0 1 0 0
Nuwan Kulasekara not out 2 2 0 0
Chanaka Welegedara not out 1 1 0 0
Dilhara Fernando
Extras (lb=7, wd=13, nb=1) 21
Total (50 overs) 411 for 8 wkts
Bowling O M R W
Praveen Kumar (1 wide) 9 0 67 1
Ashish Nehra (1 nb, wd) 10 0 81 1
Zaheer Khan (2 wides) 10 0 88 0
Ravindra Jadeja (6 wides) 8 0 73 0
Harbhajan Singh 10 0 58 2
Suresh Raina (1 wide) 3 0 37 1