India completed a clinical victory over Sri Lanka in the first match of the 3-game series in Guwahati this evening (10).
India secured a win by the margin of 67 runs where Virat Kohli and Umran Malik headlined the show.
The onset of 2023 could not have been more auspicious for India as Virat Kohli opened his account with a century and captain Rohit Sharma played a blazing 83 on his return to international cricket after being out of action due to thumb injury.
Openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma started off in rather aggressive fashion after being sent to bat first and raked up runs at a rapid rate and by the time that first wicket fell, India had already notched up more than 140 runs at the 19th over of the game.
India captain Rohit Sharma, picked up where he had left with a spirited half century, and scored 83 runs. Sharma would have been ruing the fact that he was not able to convert this into a century, which could have been his first since 2020.
Dasun Shanaka put up an impressive batting display with an unbeaten 108.