Prithvi Shaw was at his explosive finest in opposition to Sri Lanka on his return to ODI cricket. Shaw was adjudged as ‘Man of the match’ for his 24-ball 43 regardless of Shikhar Dhawan and Ishan Kishan scoring 85 and 59 respectively. Shaw obtained India off to a flier, their highest powerplay rating since 2013. Nevertheless, the opener misplaced his wicket after copping a severe blow to his helmet.
Within the post-match presentation, Shaw stated he was ‘okay’ regardless of the ache however admitted that the nasty blow to the helmet had an affect on his focus. “I used to be dissatisfied with the shot after I obtained out. I misplaced a little bit of focus after I used to be hit on the top,” the 21-year-old stated.
Shaw scored 9 boundaries throughout his quick keep on the crease. The Mumbai opener stated that he trusted his intuition and focused free deliveries. “Rahul sir didn’t say something, I simply went with my intuition and waited for the free balls. Clearly wished to maintain the scoreboard ticking and yeah. Pitch was very good. The primary innings additionally was good however I feel it obtained higher within the second innings,” he stated.
It was Sri Lankan pacer Dushmantha Chameera’s nasty bouncer within the fifth over that ripped out the neck protector of Shaw’s helmet. On the very subsequent ball he confronted within the following over, he obtained out to spinner Dhananjaya de Silva making an attempt to chip the ball over the fielders contained in the circle.
The primary ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo turned out to be a one-sided affair as India chased down the modest whole with seven wickets in hand and 80 balls to spare. India will play the following ODI on the similar venue on July 20.