Kohli, Bhuvi star as India complete ODI whitewash against Lanka

Kohli, Bhuvi star as India complete ODI whitewash against Lanka

Kohli, Bhuvi star as India complete ODI whitewash against Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI toss was delayed due to rain.

4 - Virat Kohli now has 4 ODI centuries in 2017, which is the most by any batsman in the year. Bumrah then had Tharanga was caught behind in the 10th over.

However the innings fell away dramatically after that partnership as Sri Lanka, as has happened throughout this tour, capitulated meekly to post 238 all out in 49.4 overs.

One way or another Sri Lanka's misery will come to an end on Sunday (September 3).

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The hosts once again looked at complete dismay. And with the fall of his wicket, the hosts suffered from yet another batting collapse in the series. It was an ideal situation for the likes of Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews to get themselves in and with the track also taking some turn, the duo had to battle way to a fighting century stand, Sri Lanka's first of the series.

Thirimanne reached his 35th ODI half-century off 83 balls and it was his second fifty of the series. They indeed did provide ample rays of hope to the Sri Lankan dug-out and Team India was in dire need of a breakthrough. Wanidu Hasaranga (9) departed few deliveries later and then Dhoni got his record-scripting 100 stumpings in ODIs when Yuzvendra Chahal outfoxed Akila Dananjaya (4) in the 43rd over of their innings. Sri Lanka loses third wicket. The wicket-keeper ergo overhauled Kumar Sangakkara's 99 stumpings. Having lost to minnows Zimbabwe previously in the ODI series, they have missed out on the opportunity to secure direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup by failing to win two matches in the series so far. It was also his career-best figures in ODIs, beating the previous-best of 4/8. His average is the 2nd highest among them behind Bevan (57.86).

There is a one-off Twenty20 global to be played on Wednesday, and that is when the tour formally comes to a close, but a win there will not mean much, at least not as much as winning - even if only as a consolation - at the R Premadasa Stadium in the final ODI of this series in Colombo.

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