Indian batsman in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, played at Dharamsala, performed worst of all time so far. But the explosive and restrained batting of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saved India for making a bad record. On driving Dhoni's explosive batting (65 runs), Team India managed to set target of 113 runs Sri Lanka. With this, Dhoni also completed 16,000 runs in international cricket.
Sri Lanka decided to bowl after winning the toss and demolished the top, middle and lower order of Team India at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul.
Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (capt), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera