Ind vs Sl – 1st ODI : Indian national cricket team’s 28-year-old fast bowler Mohammad Siraj defeated 27-year-old Sri Lanka national cricket team batsman Kusal Mendis in the opening match of the ODI series on Tuesday, January 10.
The 1st ODI of the three match series between the Indian national cricket team led by Rohit Sharma and the Sri Lankan national cricket team led by Dasan Shanaka is currently underway at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
Siraj got India off to a great start in the match while defending a big total. He dismissed Ayushka Fernando for 5 runs in the fourth over and then sent Mendis back for 4 runs in the 6th over.
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On the third ball of the sixth over, Siraj hit a sensational good length delivery clocking 142.1 kmph and he made a quick comeback. The Sri Lankan batsmen failed to read the pace of the ball and went for the drive and hit the inside edge and the ball broke the stumps.
Watch Ind vs SL: Mohammed Siraj sends back Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis with sensational delivery
A sensational⚡️delivery from @mdsirajofficial as Kusal Mendis goes for a duck.
Siraj picks up his second wicket.
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Mendis had a very poor day on the field in the Guwahati ODI. In the first innings, the wicketkeeper drop a beautiful catch of Virat Kohli behind the wickets and then got out without scoring any runs.
Since his debut in international cricket, Mendis has registered 27 ducks, the joint-highest with Jonny Bairstow. He is followed by Moeen Ali and Kagiso Rabada in the list with 25 and 24 ducks respectively.
Earlier in the match, Sri Lanka won the toss and invited India to bat first. The decision backfired as the Men in Blue posted 373/7 on the board.