Fifth ODI: India Register Convincing Win, Series Whitewash Over Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) Virat Kohli led the way with a century as India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday evening.
Chasing a target of 239 runs, India crossed the line with 21 balls to spare.
Kohli remained unbeaten on 110 runs off 116 balls, smashing nine boundaries along the way. He was involved in a 108-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav, who scored 63 runs off 73 balls before being caught behind off Wanidu Hasaranga’s bowling a couple of balls before the end.
India thus whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in the series. The visitors, who remained dominant throughout the series, produced another superb performance during Sunday’s match, dominating the Sri Lankans in all departments of the game.
Earlier, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned career best figures of 5/42 as India dismissed Sri Lanka for 238 runs. Lahiru Thirimanne (67) and Angelo Mathews (55) batted well for the hosts.
In the end, MS Dhoni came in to bat with just two runs required. He immediately gave the strike to Virat Kohli to finish the match with a smile on his face and Virat too shared a big smile thanking the former skipper.
Here’s the video of that incident:
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