Sun, 03 September 2017
5th ODI Updates: India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets, sweep series 5-0

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22:16   Kohli scores his 30th ODI 100

India 239-4 (46.3 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

India win by 6 wickets inside 47 overs thanks to Kolhi and Jadhav beautiful partnership.

India sweep the series 5-0 with this victory.
That is the end of a valuable partnership. 

With two runs needed Dhoni comes to the crease. 

He gets off the mark with a single and Kohli gets the winning run with a push to cover. 

Hasaranga continues and Jadhav tries to play fine only for the 'keeper Dickwella to complete a good catch.

Jadhav gone for 63 off 73. 

Nine needed and Kohli pulls Siriwardana's short delivery to long on for a boundary.

He then follows that up with a single.

Jadhav finishes the over with a single down to cover. 

Seven runs off that over. 

Dananjaya continues and the runs are coming with ease.

Jadhav takes a run to cover and that is the 100-run partnership between the two batsmen. 

Siriwardana continues and the Indian duo just happy to rotate the strike with 13 runs now needed. 

22:04   India close in on win

India 223-3 (43 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Dananjaya replaces Malinga and Jadhav welcones him with a four straight over the bowler's head.

Kohli gets to 100 number 30 with a single to point. His fourth century this year. 

He has equalled Tendulkar's record of most tons against the Lankans -- 8 centuries.

Siriwardana comes into the attack. Kohli gets a single two balls after a wide is bowled and he is now stuck on 99 going into the next over as Jadhav takes a single off the last ball of the over.

Malinga continues and Jadhav takes a single off the 2nd ball to get to his half-century. 
21:53   Kohli, Jadhav near landmarks

India 209-3 (40 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Pushpakumara continues and Kohli moves to 96.

India need 30 off the last 10 overs.

Malinga continues and he starts off with a no-ball. 

Jadhav pulls next ball for a single down to deep square leg. Kohli then plays the ball to fine leg for a single. 

It's a comedy of errors as Hasaranga at the square leg boundary, lets the ball go past and hands Jadhav a four.  

Left-arm spinner back in the attack.

Kohli completes 1000 runs in 2017 with a single down to long-on.

Jadhav has raced to the 40s, he is now on 42 with a boundary. He sweeps the ball down to deep square leg for a four. 

21:42   Kohli nearing another century

India 193-3 (37 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Malinga comes back into the attack and he starts with a snorter. 

A slower one is picked by the batsman for a single to third man.

Kohli gets a single and is now in the nervous nineties. 

Jadhav ends the over with a pull to the fine leg and the ball races to the fine leg boundary.

Eight runs come off that over and drinks are called.

Hasaranga bowls a half volley and Kohli gets to the pitch of it and sends it to the boundary through covers. 

Another delivery short and wide and that is 2 runs for Kohli to take 7 runs off the over.
21:31   Kohli-Jadhav picking runs at ease

ndia 178-3 (35 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

India need 65 off 96 balls.

Fernado continues and there seems no respite from the run scoring for the hosts. 

The batsmen are playing the ball around the park with utmost ease scoring at a run a ball without much fuss.

Four runs come off the over.

Hasanranga brought back into the attack and Kohli plays him nicely down to the third man boundary. 

The bowler fires in another short ball and Jadhav just dispatches it to the boundary. Nine runs come off that over.

With Kohli and Jadhav playing with ease, India look on course for a series clean sweep.

The Lankan bowlers have also been far from effective and that has compounded their problem.

Dananjaya and Pushpkumara have been particularly expensive and so captain brings medium pacer Fernando back into the attack. 

Fernando keeps the runs down to just 3.
21:11   Pandey gone for 36

India 147-3 (30 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Just one run off the Pushpakumara over. 

Dananjaya comes back into the attack and Kohli and Jadhav are getting the singles and twos with ease.

Pushpakumara continues and gives just one run in the over.

Hasaranga continues and Lanka's fielding continues to be woeful, there is a missed opportunity for a run-out, an overthrow and 2 runs for Kohli.

Jadhav finishes the over with a solid 4 past third man. 
21:01   Pushpakumara strikes!

India 132-3 (26 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Sri Lanka finally strike! 

Pushpakumara breaks the 99-run partnership as Pandey hands captain Tharanga an easy catch at mid-wicket. 

Kedar Jadhav gets off the mark with  a couple down to fine leg. 

Hasaranga comes into the attack and he gives away 4 runs.

20:54   India on course for the chase

India 124-2 (24 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Pushpakumara continues and Manish Pandey has another close call, this time with a stumping. Lucky for him, he got his foot back into the crease in time.

Sri  Lankan's unwillingness to cut off the singles and twos will make them pay in the long run as the batsmen take two runs in the over.

Kohli gets to his half-century with a four off Siriwardana. 

It's his 45th.

He follows that with another four -- a pull through mid-wicket.

Another one through the gaps and Kohli has picked up 12 rums off the over. 

Both batsmen are milking the bowlers, taking the singles and twos with ease not allowing them to settle. 

Manish Pandey and Kohli doing well to see off Dananjaya and Puskpakumara. 
20:35   Pandey-Kohli bring up 50-run partnership

India 88-2 (18 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Kohli and Pandey complete 50-run partnership as they have accelerated the scoring in the last 8 overs. 

India have scored over 5 runs an over taking 35 runs off the last 8 overs.

Mathews now given the ball and he gives away six runs in the over.

Dananjaya comes on to bowl and gives away four runs. 

20:05   Pushpakumara takes a brilliant catch

India 53-2 (10 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Rohit times it to perfection! He comes forward and just plays it through covers. 

Fernando follows it with a no ball and free hit awarded to Kohli who drives it straight down the ground. 13 runs come off the over and what looked like a poor Powerplay for India has eventually turned out to be quite a good one with more than 5 runs an over in the first 10.

Malinga bowls a little short and Pandey beats the man at mid-on for a boundary.

A slower ball and Pandey plays it to point for a single.

Six come off the over.

Manish Pandey is the new man at the crease and he gets off the mark with a single.

Fernando gets the wicket of Rohit.

He is sent back after Pushpakumara executes a brilliant catch at short fine leg.  

Rohit is foxed by a slower delivery that he tries to paddle sweep but it can't escape a flying Pushpakumara.

Malinga continues and just four runs come off the over.

Rohit gets a life. The ball falls in no man's land and he survives. 

Pushpakumara slides and makes a nice save at the fine leg boundary.

Captain Kohli gets off  the mark with a couple through cover-point.

19:38   Chasing 239 for victory, India off to slow start

India 17-1 (5 ovs) vs Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) | Scorecard

Malinga strikes! 

Rahane gets a top edge as he tries to play the pull short. He finds the fielder Munaweera, who fumbles the ball before completing the catch. 

India lose their first wicket.

India off to slow start here as neither batsmen has been given a chance to free their arms in the Powerplay.

Fernando continues and nearly has Rohit. He makes the batsman play and that is ever so close! 

He then times the ball to the on side for a couple.

He gets the first boundary as Fernando bowls to his pads and the ball races to the fine leg boundary.

Malinga continues and makes Rahane fish for the ball. Nice shape there. 

He finishes the over with a maiden.

Vishwa Fernando starts well and gives just three runs in his opening over.

India need a gettable 239 runs for victory as Malinga opens the bowling.

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane open the Indian innings and the former gets off the mark with a couple off Malinga in the opening over. 

There is a big shout as Rahane gets the ball plumb on his front pad. 

Sri Lanka take the review and they lose the review as the ball is shown angling down the leg side. 

He gets off the mark with a single. 

Four runs come off that dramatic opening over.
18:39   Bhuvneshwar completes a five-wicket haul

Sri Lanka 238 (49.4 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Sri Lanka fail to play out their full 50 overs after losing wickets in a hurry in the last 10 overs. 

They scored just 49 runs in the last 10 overs and losing their last 7 wickets for 53 runs.

Bhuvneshwar continues and Vishwa Fernando plays the ball straight down for a boundary. 

Fernando plays a crazy swipe but the ball falls short of the man at deep fine leg.

Malinga plays the ball straight to KL Rahul at mid-wicket and that gives Bhuvneshwar a five-wicket haul.

Bumrah continues and the last pair finding it tough to send the ball long. 

His accuracy cannot be challenged by the tailenders. 

Buvneshwar gets his 4th wicket. It's a full toss and Siriwardana's 13-ball 18 run cameo comes to an end as he caught by Thakur at mid-wicket. Sri Lanka lose their 9th.

Two runs and a wicket in that over.

Sri Lanka losing wickets in a flurry here and 270 looked like a par score earlier but 250 also looks doubtful as the hosts lose the 8th wicket.

Bumrah sends Pushpakumara's wickets into all directions and the batsmen is sent back to the pavillion.

Bumrah brought back and the first ball, a slower delivery is sent for a huge six over deep square leg.

Bhuvneshwar is back in the attack and Siriwardana takes a six off him in the last ball of the over.

Sri Lanka lose their 7th as new man Dhananjaya is stumped by Dhoni and Chahal gets his first wicket.

That is Dhoni's 100th stumping in ODIs.

Chahal comes back into the attack and the Lankans finding it tough to dispatch the bowlers here. 

Siriwanda and Hasaranga only dealing in singles here.

There is doom here for Lankans as Hasaranga takes a unnecessarily risky single and he is run out by miles. 

New man to the crease, Hasaranga plays the wrong one down to third man and the ball races to the boundary.

He then runs two and Sri Lanka get to 200.

Angelo Mathews gone!

It's a soft dismissal. He tries to play the sweep only for the ball to scoop up into the air and handing an easy catch to Dhoni behind the stumps.

Kuldeep gets his first wicket to send Mathews out for 55.

Siriwardana gets what he wanted, he finishes the Bhuvneshwar over with a boundary through covers. 

So sublime!
17:55   Thirimanne gone for 67

Sri Lanka 189-4 (40 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

With 10 overs to go, Sri Lanka need to ensure that they accelerate the scoring in these Powerplay overs. 

Mathews and Siriwardana can do that if they play with their heads on their shoulders.

Bumrah continues. 

Siriwardana is the new man at the crease and starts his innings with a single.

Bumrah bowls a no ball and that is a free hit to Mathews. But Bumrah comes back with a beautiful yorker giving Mathews no room to free his arms.

Four runs come off that over.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes into the attack and gets a breaktrough.

Thirimanne tries to run the ball down to third man but he only manages to play the ball onto his stumps.

Bhuvneshwar does well to break the partnership worth 122 runs and send Thirimanne back for 67. 

That four runs and a wicket in the over.

The Lankans have been consistent in taking off 4 and 5 runs off Chahal and Kuldeep.

Kohli brings on Bumrah who also gives four runs an over including a wide.

The 100-run partnership comes up for Sri Lanka as Mathews gets a run down to deep square leg.

Thirimanne takes on Kuldeep, comes down the wicket but only gets a run for his effort. 2 runs come off the over as drinks are called.
17:17   Sri Lanka's run rate drops

Sri Lanka 158-3 (32 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Jadhav continues and Thirimanne gets to his half-century off 83 balls.

It's a crucial innings given the circumstances he came to the crease.

Mathews comes down the track and dispatches the bowler through mid-on for a boundary after quite sometime.

That is 7 runs off the over.

Sri Lanka's run rate has fallen in the last few overs but the batsmen have done well to stitch up an 80-odd run partnership.

They look set for a par score of 26-270 and that should challenge the Indians.

The 150 comes up in the 31st over off the bowling of Chahal.

Chahal is beating the bat with his turning deliveries.

Jadhav comes back into the attack.

Bowls a wide and gives three runs in the over.

Bumrah continues and the Lankans are picking the singles and twos with ease. 

He mixes it up with a yorker that is well dug out by Thirimanne.

Chahal continues and he is tonked over long on by Thirimanne -- that is the first six of the innings!

Nice clean shot here. 8 runs have come off the over.

Kohli brings Bumrah back into the attack and the bowler gives away just one run in the over.

For the first time in the innings Sri Lanka's run rate has slipped down to below 4 (3.43 after 27 overs).

Chahal again is stingy, giving away just three runs.

Mathews tries to go after Thakur, gets the leading edge but is lucky that the ball has fallen away from Jadhav and runs to the boundary.

Chahal continues and gives away just 2 runs again.
16:42   Lanka maintain high run rate

Sri Lanka 121-3 (23 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Thakur comes back for his 2nd spell and he does well to give away just three runs in the over.

Leg-break bowler Chahal brought into the attack and foxes Mathews first up.

Plenty of turn on offer. He gives just two runs.

Thirimanne brings up the 50-run partnership with Mathews with a four over deep mid-wicket. 

6 runs come off that Kuldeep over as the Lankans continue to keep the momentum going.

They are batting with minimal risk and getting the runs with utmost ease on a flat deck.

Kohli brings on his miracle man Kedar Jadhav to bowl his off spinners in search of wickets.

Nothing impressive as he gives away 5 runs.

Following the drinks, Kuldeep continues and gives 3 runs away.

16:15   India continue to search for more breakthroughs

Sri Lanka 94-3 (15 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Mathews gets a boundary as the ball goes between slip and the keeper.

Lanka motoring on at nearly 5.8 runs an over as drinks are called.

The Lankans are also running well between the wickets, applying pressure on the Indian fielders.

Thirimanne and Mathews taking runs as when they come. They are challenged by Kuldeep Yadav but they are playing him well.

Sri Lanka have been quite since the loss of Tharanga but they have managed to keep the run rate above the 5 run mark.

Kuldeep Yadav comes in to the attack and a attacking field is set as 2 slips are in place. 
15:51   Bumrah makes 3rd breakthrough

Sri Lanka 64-3 (10 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

That is the end of the Powerplay and Sri Lanka have lost three wickets, even though they have a run rate of 6.4 an over it paints a lame picture for the hosts.

Bumrah gives 5 runs and gets a wicket in his opening over.

Mathews comes in to bat and he gets off the mark with a run to leg side, an inside edge sees the ball go to fine leg. 

Bumrah does what he brought in to do. He gets the much-needed wicket of Tharanga, who gets the finest of edges to go through as Dhoni completes the catch to send the captain back to the pavillion.

Bumrah comes in first change and he starts with a short and wide ball. Tharanga picks it early and dispatches it for a boundary over mid-on.

Thirimanne takes 2 runs off Bhuvneshwar, who has kept the runs down.

50 comes up inside the 8th over as Thakur continues to gift him balls to tonk over the infield and the outfield.

Tharanga takes advantage of the bad balls, three fours in this over and from all parts of the ground. 17 runs come off the over and Thakur is proving an expensive bet for India right now.
15:33   Tharanga gets going as Lanka are 2 down

Sri Lanka 40-2 (7 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Kohli takes a superb catch, running back to get rid of Munaweera for 4, who got off the mark just off the previous ball with a boundary.

Good catch there by the Indian captain as Bhuvneshwar gets his 2nd wicket.

Tharanga is in full flow here. He is finding the boundaries at will as Thakur and Bhuvneshwar face his wrath. 

Thakur has not been particularly accurate against the left-hander and is getting the necessary treatment, while Munaweera is still to open his account.

Tharanga not deterred by that wicket and Thakur bowls short and wide and the Lanka dispatches the ball for another boundary through covers on the off side. 

He then pulls the next ball and gets 2 runs for the effort. 

New man Munaweera plays and misses.

Bhuvneshwar gets his first wicket of. He bowls a slower one, the ball just stops on Dickwella, who hands an easy return catch to the bowler. 

Lanka lose Dickwella for 2.
15:11   Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat

Sri Lanka 12-0 vs India | Scorecard

The wicket looks good and Tharanga looks in good nick.

Shardul Thakur, playing his 2nd ODI, opens the bowling from the other end.

Tharanga looks in full flow. The ball pitches short and he sends it to the boundary through covers.

Lovely to watch.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts proceedings for India and Dickwella off the mark with a single down to fine leg.
Lanka captain Tharanga gets going with a lovely drive through covers on the off side. So stylish!

14:49   Lanka make one change, India make 4

It's the 5th and final match of the ODI series and Sri Lanka have finally won the toss. Captain Upul Tharanga calls rightly and chooses to bat first.

India have made four changes to the playing XI while Sri Lanka have made just one change with Tharanga coming in for Kusal Mendis.

Rahane, Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav find their way back into the Indian fold for this last ODI as India eye a series sweep.

The visitors whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Test series, and given their dominant run on this trip, would like to complete a double by sweeping the ODI series as well.

Sri Lanka are in danger of losing a second successive ODI series to India by a 5-0 margin. The last time these two sides played a bilateral series in November 2014, a depleted Lankan side lost 5-0 in India.

Their fortunes haven't changed much since and another loss would be a serious body blow for the hosts in what has been a traumatic summer of cricket. They have already foregone the opportunity to automatically qualify for the 2019 ODI World Cup by failing to win two matches in this series.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga(c), Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga