New Delhi: India were bundled out for paltry 112 in the first One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) in Dharamshala. Put to bat, the home side lost wickets at the regular intervals and were restricted to 16 for five inside 14 overs.Also Read - KL Rahul Should Be Made Test Skipper: Former BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale

Pacer Suranga Lakmal took four wickets returned his best bowling figures (4/13) in ODI cricket to stun the Indian batting. The right-arm seamer’s previous best of 4/30 was against England at Pallekele in December 2014. Also Read - Chronology of Virat Kohli Quitting Test Captaincy: Spoke to Rahul Dravid And Then A Long Chat With Jay Shah Before Stepping Down

For India, middle-order batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni (65) played fighting innings to help the hosts register a three-digit total. Apart from Dhoni, no other Indian batsmen got going. Also Read - MS Dhoni to Yuvraj Singh; Indian Cricketing Stars Who Have Won The World Cup But Never Lifted The Ranji Trophy

Dhoni added 41 runs for the eighth wicket with Kuldeep Yadav to bring some stability. However, spinner Akila Dananjaya removed Kuldeep to further dent India.

Dhoni did well to take India past the 100-run mark as he completed his 67th half-century in ODIs. India has been bowled out under 100 six times in ODIs and Dhoni made sure the home side go past the three-digit total.

Here’s a look at India’s lowest total in ODIs:






Match Date

5426.32 Sri LankaSharjah29 Oct 2000
6325.51 AustraliaSydney8 Jan 1981
7824.12 Sri LankaKanpur24 Dec 1986
7934.21 PakistanSialkot13 Oct 1978
8829.32 New ZealandDambulla10 Aug 2010
9129.12 South AfricaDurban22 Nov 2006
10036.31 AustraliaSydney14 Jan 2000
10028.32 West IndiesAhmedabad16 Nov 1993
10333.41 Sri LankaDambulla22 Aug 2010
10326.32 Sri LankaColombo (RPS)29 Aug 2008
10525.31 BangladeshDhaka17 Jun 2014
10841.11 New ZealandChristchurch1 Jan 2003
10832.51 New ZealandAuckland26 Dec 2002
11238.21 Sri LankaDharamsala10 Dec 2017

It turned out to be a good toss to win for Sri Lanka with pacers making full use of the conditions. India handed ODI debut to Shreyas Iyer, leaving out Ajinkya Rahane. Iyer fell to Nuwan Pradeep for just nine runs off 27 balls.