India vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Champions Trophy 1986 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Champions Trophy 1986 - Champions Trophy tournament of the 1st ODI match played between Sri Lanka and India at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 27th November 1986.

A Cavalier 92 by Opener Kris Srikkanth and Mohammad Azharuddin's unbeaten half-century swept to India comfortable seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the opening match of a Champions Trophy.

Sri Lanka scored 214-9 in the alloted 45 overs with top scorer by Arjuna Ranatunga struck 39 off 44-balls including 2-sixes & a four.

Duleep Mendis scored 35 off 46-balls including two boundaries, Aravinda de Silva struck 33 off 40-balls included 3-fours & a six, Roshan Mahanama 26, Hashan Tillakaratne 18 and Guy de Alwis 17.

India best bowler by Chetan Sharma picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 8-overs, Kapil Dev and Roger Binny both took 2-wickets and one for Madan Lal.

India chased 41.3 overs with top scorer by Kris Srikkanth cracked a 92 off 89-balls, Mohammad Azharuddin scored a unbeaten 50 off 79-balls without a boundary.

Kapil Dev hit a unbeaten 34 off 36-balls including 3-fours and Sunil Gavaskar scored 27 off 43-balls included 2-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Debutant Graeme Labrooy - who took 2-wickets on his debut ODI match and Asanka Gurusinha took one-wicket.

Kris Srikkanth named Player of the match for his match-winning 92-runs knocked off facing 89-balls including 10-fours and 2-sixes.

This match reported by Peter Walker (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

SRIKKANTH (92) swept India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the "Champion Trophy" cricket tournament at the Sharjah Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.

Kapil Dev, still nursing a strained back, put Sri Landa in to bat and through tight bowling by himself, Binny and Sharma, contained the weakest of the four competing nations to 214 for nine in their 45 overs.

India were never stretched in reaching this target and with Srikkanth being given lives at 38 and 41, the World Cup holders cruised home in the green oasis in the desert with three and a half overs to spare.

Most reassuring for the Indians was the return to form of Azharuddin who batted over two hours for his undeated 50. later today the West Indies and Pakistan meet in this round robin tournament which will net the winners £22,000.



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