In a thrilling finish, India beat Sri Lanka by 3 runs in a high scoring match in the first One Day International played at Rajkot. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field. India made 414 for 7. Sehwag made a swashbuckling 146 in 102 balls. Sachin Tendulkar (69) and skipper MS Dhoni (72) helped India to get India’s highest score in ODIs.
In reply, Sri Lanka batted valiantly to lose just by three runs scoring 411 for 8. Dilshan made 160 off 124 balls and Sangakkara scored 90. The Sri Lankans were helped to the big chase by some dropped catches by the Indians.