India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 1990 Article

Read the article of India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 1990 - Sri Lanka tour of India 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Sri Lanka and India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur in 01st December 1990.

Opener Ravi Shastri's unbeaten century and Navjot Sidhu's well-made half-century before Manoj Prabhakar and Kapil Dev's combined 5-wickets helped to India narrow 19-run victory over Sri Lanka, despite a superb maiden century by Aravinda de Silva and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Ravi Shastri became the second Indian batsman to score a century against Sri Lanka in ODIs Mohammad Azharuddin's two hundreds at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in 1987 and Sharjah earlier in this year.
  • Ravi Shastri became the third Indian batsman to scored three centuries in ODIs after Kris Srikkanth's 4-hundreds and Mohammad Azharuddin's 3-tons.
  • Aravinda de Silva became the second Sri Lankan batsman to score a century against India in ODIs after Roy Dias' two hundreds at Delhi and Bengaluru in 1982.
  • Aravinda de Silva became the second Sri Lankan batsman to score a century in ODIs after Roy Dias' two tons.

India scored 245-5 in the allotted 45 overs with top scorer by Ravi Shastri hit a unbeaten 101 off 147-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred & his first century against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

Navjot Sidhu struck 52 off 80-balls including 6-fours, Sachin Tendulkar hammered a 36 off 22-balls included 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 163.63 and Sanjay Manjrekar 14.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Rumesh Ratnayake took 2-wickets, Asanka Gurusinha, Graeme Labrooy and Kapila Wijegunawardene each took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka scored 226-7 in 45 overs with top scorer by Aravinda de Silva cracked a career-best 104 off 126-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 6-fours & a six.

Hashan Tillakaratne struck 39 off 46-balls including two boundaries, Rumesh Ratnayake hit a unbeaten 33 off 30-balls included 2-fours & a six and Arjuna Ranatunga 14.

India best bowler by Manoj Prabhakar picked up 3-wickets for 47-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Kapil Dev took 2-wickets and one for Ravi Shastri.

Ravi Shastri named Player of the match for his unbeaten 101-runs knocked off facing 147-balls including 12-fours and a six.

This match reported by The Canberra Times Staff (Third Party Reference from The Canberra Times)

Aravinda de Silva hit a superb 104, but India still outclassed Sri Lanka in the first of three one-day cricket internationals.

The stocky de Silva played a lone hand as Sri Lanka replied with 226 for seven to India's 245 for five in 45 overs, suffering a 19-run defeat.
Five batsmen failed to reach double figures as the Sri Lankan innings faltered against tight Indian bowling.

Ravi Shastri hit an unbeaten century as India piled up 5-245 from 45 overs in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka.

The opener reached 101 off the last ball of the innings after Sri Lanka slowed down the over rate in the scheduled 50-overs match in an attempt to contain the rampaging Indians. 

Shastri, playing his 124th international, cracked 12 boundaries and a Six while making his third one-day century off 150 balls.

Shastri and Navjot Siddhu put on 133 for the first wicket after Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga won the loss.

Siddhu, a surprise omission for the one-off Test against the visitors at Chandigarh last week, hit back at the national selectors with an attractive 52 studded with six boundaries. Sri Lanka earned their first success in the 31st over when Siddhu was leg before to seamer Rumesh Ratnayake.

India suffered further setbacks when Sanjay Manjrekar (14) and skipper Mohammad Azharuddin (two) were out by the 38th over but Sachin Tendulkar stepped in to stem the rot. The 17-year-old slammed three boundaries and two sixes in a sparkling 36 off 31 balls before being bowled by Ratnayake to make India 4-224 in the 42nd over.

Kapil Dev was caught in the covers off Graeme Labrooy for seven leaving Vivek Razdan to help Shastri reach a century in dramatic fashion. 

Shastri, who was 99 before the final delivery, played Ratnayake to mid-wicket and darted off for a risky single, but Marvan Attapattu's throw failed to hit the wicket at the other end.

The throw missed the stumps by a whisker and carried to the vacant mid-off region allowing the batsman a second run. Ratnayake was Sri Lanka's best with two for 36.

De Silva's maiden one-day century enabled Sri Lanka to make a match of a seemingly one-sided contest after the Indians removed the top three batsmen by the ninth over with only 21 on the board.

De Silva, who came in at 2-11, was sixth out in the 42nd over, having contributed all but 100 runs in a total of 204. He shared two useful stands with Ranatunga and Hashan Tillakaratne, but India was always on top as the required scoring rate was an impossible 10 runs per over.

Ranatunga, who made 14 in a 40-run stand for the fourth wicket, was run out when he backed up too far as De Silva's rasping drive was deflected on to the wicket by bowler Vivek Razdan. Tillakaratne helped de Silva put on 94 for the fifth wicket.



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