Indian opening pair, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, silenced their critics yet again by giving India a brilliant start, especially Dhawan who scored a fantastic 125. But everything went in vain as the Lankans chased the target with ease. Twitterati expressed their frustration through their tweets.
Here are some tweets from the game:
I had a really tough time reading the Lankan starting XI!
Dhawan and Rohit Sharma prove yet again why they are one of the best opening pairs!
Most 100+ stands for India in ODIs:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 8, 2017
10 Dhoni-Yuvraj, ROHIT-DHAWAN
Most runs by a pair in Champions Trophy:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 8, 2017
Rohit-Dhawan becomes the first Indian pair to share 3 consecutive 100+ partnerships.— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 8, 2017
123 v Aus, SCG
136 v Pak, Birmingham
100* v SL, Oval
But then the unthinkable happened!
Now that is a milestone worth celebrating for Sri Lanka!
Tomorrow declared a national holiday by the Sri Lankan government following Sri Lanka's dismissal of Kohli for a duck.— E5BNcricinfo (@E5BNcricinfo) June 8, 2017
Sri Lankan government to keep Nuwan Pradeep's finger in museum after he dismissed Kohli on Duck. #IndvSL— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 8, 2017
But Dhawan still kept the smile on Indian fans' faces!
Pic 1: Shikhar Dhawan during Champions Trophy— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 30, 2017
Pic 2 : Shikhar Dhawan for the rest of the time pic.twitter.com/pBZbxTRPhb
A wonderful click of Dhawan after destroying the Lankan bowlers!
Dhawan fans coming out of their caves after his century!
After Dhawan got out, it was the Dhoni show!
These days India starting this like a Test match in the beginning.— Sushma 🇮🇳🏏 (@CricketLuvInd) June 8, 2017
Middle overs like ODI and Death overs like T20 !#INDvSL
Sri Lanka started their chase strongly!
The reason why Virat Kohli is allowing Sri Lankan batsman Gunathilaka to play because dANUSHKA. #INDvSL— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) June 8, 2017
But then Indian fielding happened!
Sri Lanka is 'running out' of batsmen.#IndvSL— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 8, 2017
If Dhoni says out then umpire's decision is just waste of time. #INDvsSL— Mthn (@Being_Humor) June 8, 2017
SL Coach: Don't give your wickets to the bowlers.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 8, 2017
SL Batsmen: Ok! We will get run out! #INDvSL
This cracked me up!
2G < 3G < 4G < DHONI G. 🔥💯— अजय (@Law_Purush) June 8, 2017
However, we also have fielders like Jadhav!
Kedar Jadhav has done some serious damage with his fielding.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 8, 2017
The missing element!
Very well played Lanka.. sadly there was no Vibhishan to tell us the right spot to hit. #CT17— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 8, 2017
It hurts when all the good efforts go in vain! :(
First time India lost after a century stand from Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs. Won all during their previous 9 100+ stands. #CT17— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) June 8, 2017
This gives us hope!
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.