Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan star for India as they convincingly beat Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the first one-day international in Cuttack.
India have comfortably beaten Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the first of five one-day internationals in Cuttack this afternoon.
Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl, but did not take a wicket until the 35th over as India openers Ajinkya Rahane  and Shikhar Dhawan  put on a 231-run opening stand.
Suresh Raina added a quickfire 52 before the hosts finished their 50 overs on 363-5.
It was a formidable task for Sri Lanka to reach that total and they never really threatened a remarkable chase.
Mahela Jayawardene top-scored with 43 off 36 balls and was the only Sri Lanka player to score a six.
The second ODI takes place in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
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