the exuberance of youth was on full display in the first odi the whole sri lanka may have given enough indications of an even contest in the first half but the second half saw their challenge being blown away by a fiery young indian team hey guys you’re watching minthra presents rcb 12th man tv it was a complete performance from a team that handed two debuts on the day and to their utmost joy both the debutants ishan kishan and surya kumar yadav had a field day three indian performances stood out in particular at number three kulcha is back it had been a while since the two had played together but yuzi and kuldeep were at their best once again with yuzi providing the breakthrough after sri lanka managed more than just a decent start kuldeep was exceptional through the middle overs bagging two wickets in innova to peg the lunk in batting the duo shed four wickets for 100 runs in 19 overs hinting at brighter days ahead at number two ishan celebrates his birthday in style how do you celebrate your 23rd birthday well if you’re ishaan kishan you make the best of your odi debut walk out to back non-chillantly at number three and whack a 42 ball 59 with eight fours and two sixes ishan’s odi debut was as simple and exhilarating as it could get the wicked keeper batsman now has a 50 in his t20iw and a 50 in his first odi as well he’s making it look easy at the big stage and at number one captain dawan it’s amazing how added responsibilities can expose a completely different side of a cricketer tasked with leading a bunch of youngsters dawan looked calm in the chase as he watched the others take the charge from one end and played the role of an anchor to see his side through a 95 ball 86 helping india reach the target with ease and as far as individual form is concerned gabbar has started well on a tour that may very well decide his place in the world t20 squad and so on expected lines india have taken the lead in the odi series the manner in which they sealed the opener august well for the team sri lanka on the other hand have been jolted and will have to regroup very quickly if they want to make a match of this series

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