22:30 IST Man of the match award goes to Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his fantastic bowling. He took a five wicket haul and conceded 42 runs without giving any extra runs!
22:13 IST INDIA win by 6 wickets. Becomes the only nation to whitewash Lanka at their home
22:12 IST MS Dhoni comes in to bat at number 6. India need 2 to win
22:10 IST WICKET Jadhav c Dickwella b Wanidu Hasaranga 63(73)
22:07 IST Last over of Akila Dhananjaya. No wickets in this match for Akila and 100 runs partnership came up between Kohli and Jadhav. 4 runs from the over, IND: 230/3 after 45 overs
22:03 IST IND: 226/3 after 44 overs. India need 13 to win from 36 balls
22:00 IST Akila is back with the ball while Kohli still is on 98. And finally, the captain plays a massive knock. 3oth century for Virat Kohli. 4th century this year for Kohli and 2nd against Sri Lanka. IND: 223/3 after 43 overs
21:57 IST Siriwardana is the bowler while Kohli is on 98. The fans are getting excited to see their hero getting his 30th ODI century. Not in this over. IND: 217/3 after 42 overs.
21:53 IST Malinga back into the attack. Kedar Jadhav gets his fifty. His 2nd half-century in ODIs. Give strike to Kohli who is playing on 97. Will he go for a big shot? No, take a single instead and gives the strike to Jadhav. Jadhav will keep the strike in the next over as he takes a single, IND: 213/3 after 41 overs
21:51 IST Malinda to Kohli, 3 dot balls and then a single. Kohli moves to 95 while Jadhav takes another single to move to 49. IND: 209/4 after 40 overs
21:46 IST Malinga continues and starts the over with a huge wide. Malinga to Jadhav and he takes a single to give the strike to the captain. Kohli does the same and rotates the strike. 3 runs from 2 balls and it’s 200 up for India. 37 runs more needed to win the game. Malinga to Jadhav and he drives it for a four. Jadhav moves to 48 and has the strike. A dot ball to end the over. IND: 206/3 after 39 Overs
21:45 IST Malinda comes into the attack and menwhile, Virat Kohli completes 1000 ODI runs in 2017. A splendid knock by the captain fearless. A fabulous boundary by Kedhar Jadhav and a single to end the over. IND: 199/3 after 38 overs
21:36 IST Lasith Malinga has been brought back and he starts the over with a dot ball. Jadhav takes a single and passes on the strike to Kohli. Kohli takes a couple of runs and goes into the 90s. One more single taken off the fifth ball and Kohli moves to 92. Last ball, Malinga to Jadhav and a four to end the over. IND: 193/3 after 37 overs
21:33 IST Hasaranga has the bowl again and Kohli smashes him for a four in the third ball. 5 runs came off the first five balls and finished the over with two runs. IND: 185/3 after 36 overs
21:29 IST Fernando continues. Three easy singles came off the first three balls and India is marching ahead for the whitewash. 4 runs in four balls and two more to go. Skipper Kohli is rooting for his another ton in this series. He is on 83. Fernando to Kohli, and a dot ball to end the over. IND: 178/3 after 35 overs
21:25 IST Hasaranga has brought back into the attack. No runs off the first two balls and then two boundaries in the 3rd and 5th delivery aby Kohli and Jadhav respectively. A good over for India so far. IND: 174/3 after 34 overs
21:22 IST Pace attack has been brought back and Vishwa Fernando is the new bowler in. 3 singles off the first three balls and then three consecutive dot balls. 3 runs from the over, IND: 165/3 after 33 overs
21:17 IST Malind comes back into the attack while Jadhav has the strike. Two dot balls and then a couple of runs off the third ball. Jadhav finishes the ball with a magnificent boundary, IND: 162/3 after 32 overs
21:13 IST Dhananjaya comes to bowl again. Akila to Jadhav and two runs came off the first ball. Another single taken and Kohli gets the strike. Kohli also takes two runs off the third ball but missed the fourth one. Gets disappointed and then again takes a couple of runs in the very next ball. Akila to Kohli, last ball. Ball hits Kohli’s pads, a huge appeal but umpire denies. IND: 156/3 after 31 overs.
21:10 IST Mainda continues with his 7th over while Jadhav has the strike. No runs off the first ball but a single taken off the second. No more runs from the over, IND: 147/3 after 30 Overs
21:07 IST Akila Dhananjaya is back with his spell. 6 runs came from the over, IND: 146/3 after 29 overs
21:05 IST Malinda continues and delivers a good over. Only one run came from it, IND: 140/3 after 28 overs
21:02 IST Hasaranga continues with another over. A fine shot to get a boundary and end the over. 7 runs came from the over, IND: 139/3 after 27 overs
20:58 IST Kedar Jadhav comes in at number 5 and Pushpakumara continues to bowl. Jadhav plays the shot towards fine leg and takes a double. Another single off the next ball and Kohli gets the strike. The Indian batsmen are rotating the strike continuously whenever needed. 4 runs and wicket from the over, IND: 32/3 after 26 overs
20:54 IST WICKET Pandey c Tharanga b Pushpakumara 36 (53)
20:53 IST Wanidu Hasaranga replaces Siriwardana. A good way to start the over, two consecutive dot balls and then a single off the third. Total 4 runs conceded and IND: 128/2 after 25 overs.
20:51 IST Pushmakumara continues and concedes just two runs. IND: 124/2 after 24 overs
20: 47 IST Bowler changed and Milinda Siriwardana has been brought into the attack. Skipper Kohli scores the 45th ODI fifty by hitting a marvellous boundary off the first ball. Two more boundaries from the over, IND: 122/3 after 23 overs.
20:44 IST It’s Pushpakumara again into the attack. Chance of a run out for the Sri Lankans to dismiss Pandey, but the Indian batsman was quick enough to cross the crease before the bails were dislodged. 4 runs came off the over, IND: 108/2 after 22 overs
20:41 IST Dhananjaya has brought back to deliver another over. Three singles taken in the first three balls and another to end the over. IND: 104/2 after 21 overs
20:38 IST Pushpakumara continues and Pandey slams a massive boundary to take the team total to 100 runs. It’s 100 up for India. IND: 100/2 after 20 overs
20:35 IST Akila Dhananjaya continues with his spell. Kohli has the strike and starts the over with a double. After two dot balls, three runs taken off the 4th ball. A dot ball to end the over, IND: 93/2 after 19 overs
20:31 IST Malinda Pushpakumara is the new baller replacing Mathews. 6 runs came off the over, IND: 88/2 after 18 overs
20:26 IST Akila Dhananjaya continues his spell and another good over from the spinner. 3 runs off the over and IND: 82/2 after 17 overs. DRINKS BREAK!
20:24 IST Mathews to Pandey and a quick single was taken. Kohli gets the strike but no runs on next two balls. 5 runs came off the over and 50 runs partnership between Manish Pandey and Virat Kohli. IND: 79/2 after 16 overs
20:20 IST Dhananjaya to Kohli and 2 runs off the first ball. Another single off the second and then off third. No runs off the 4th and 5th delivery and a dot ball to end the over. IND: 74/2 after 15 overs
20:17 IST Mathews again into the attack while Kohli has the strike. Both the Indbatterstres are rotating the strike so as to balance the inning. A good over from Mathews as well. Just 2 runs came off the first 5 balls and a single to fininsh the over. IND: 70/2 after 14 overs
20:14 IST Akila Dhananjaya has the ball again. A good over as 4 runs came off it, IND: 67/2 after 13 overs
20:10 IST Bowler change and here comes the former Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews. Mathews to Kohli and a single take comfortably. Mathews to Pandey, 2 runs taken easily. Two more runs off the next two ball by Pandey and then a dot. Last ball, Mathews to Pandey, driven towards the fine leg. IND: 63/2 after 12 overs
20:06 IST Here comes the spin attack and Akila Dhananjaya gets the ball. All eyes on him. 5 runs came off the over, IND: 57/2 after 11 overs
20:02 IST Fernando is back with another over while Kohli has the strike. Kohli takes a quick single off the first balls and gives the strike to Pandey. Another single off the second ball and Kohli to face the delivery again. Two runs came off the 4th ball and a lovely cover drive in the 5th ball. A Virat Kohli special, flawless shot and beautifully timed. A no ball in the end and a free hit and Kohli smashes it for a four. IND: 53/2 after 10 overs
19:57 IST Malinga continues and Pandey has the strike. After two dot balls, Pandey hits a superb boundary towards the long on. After a dot, Pandey takes another single and passes away the strike to Kohli. Malinga to Kohli, and another single taken. IND: 40/2 after 9 overs
19:52 IST Manish Pandey comes in at number 4. IND: 34/2 after 8 overs
19:50 IST WICKET Rohit c Pushpakumara b Fernando 16 (19)
19:46 IST Malinga to Rohit and a single taken. Virat Kohli gets the strike. No runs off the second but two runs taken off the third followed by a dot ball. Another single off the fifth and the strike gets rotated. Malinga to Rohit and dot ball to end the over. IND: 28/1 after 7 overs
19:40 IST Fernando continues while Rohit and Virat are at the crease. The over started with a wide and two runs taken off the second ball of the over. An expensive over by Fernando as he concedes 6 runs off 5 balls. A mistimed shot from Rohit Sharma but the ball lands safely on the ground. IND: 24/1 after 6 overs
19:37 IST Virat Kohli comes in to bat at number 3. IND: 17/1 after 5 Overs
19:35 IST WICKET Rahane c Munaweera b Malinga 5(17)
19:34 IST Malinga to Rahane, no run but a single taken off the next ball. Malinga to Rahane, Goes for a biggie and caught by Munaweera
19:30 IST Fernando to Rohit, a single taken off the first ball. Rahane back on strike. Another single off the second delivery. Fernando to Rohit and miss. Dot ball it is. A double taken in the next delivery. 4 runs so far from the over. Fifth ball, Fernando to Sharma and it’s a four. Dot ball to end the over, IND: 15/0 after 4 overs
19:27 IST Malinga continues and so does Rahane with the strike. Malinga delivers a maiden over, IND: 7/0 after 3 overs
19:23 IST Rahane has the strike and Vishwa Fernando comes into the attack. Fernando to Rahane, no run off the first and the second ball. A single taken on the third and now, Rohit has the strike. Strike rotated on the 5th fifth ball. Fernando to Rahane again, drove towards the cover and a single taken. IND: 7/0 after 2 Overs
19:18 IST The chase begins. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are ready to abt while Lasith Malinga into the bowling attack. Malinga to Rohit, a cover drive and two runs off the first ball. No runs off the second while a single taken by Rohit off the third. Malinga to Rahane, no run off the fourth. Malinga to Rahane, ball hit Rahane’spads and a big appeal. But umpire says no. Lankans take the review. Ball hits the stumps but replay shows umpire’s call. Rahane gets a life. A single to finish the over, IND: 4/0 after 1st Over
18:35 IST First inning ends. Sri Lanka: 238, India need 239 runs to win
18:34 IST Fifier for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. His best figures, 5 for 42. WICKET Malinga c (sub)Rahul b Bhuvneshwar 2(4)
18:31 IST Bumrah with his last over. Burah to Malinga and a single comes off it. No runs came off the 2nd and 3rd ball and then a wide. No runs off the 4th ball as well. A single to end up the over. SL: 233/9 after 49 overs
18:29 IST Lasith Malinga is at the crease with Vishwa Fernando. Bhuvneshwar with his 9th over and concedes 2 runs and takes a wicket. SL: 230/9 after 48 overs
18:25 WICKET Siriwardana c SN Thakur b Bhuvneshwar 18(12)
18:21 IST WICKET Pushpakumara b Bumrah 8(8), SL: 228/8 after 47 overs
18:21 IST Bumrah comes with his 9th over and Malinda Pushpakumara welcomes him with a gigantic six. No runs in the next three balls. Bumrah to Pushpakuamara and he is out. Bumrah bowled Pushpakumara
18:19 IST Bhuvi comes into the attack with his 8th over. A good to start with but a six hit by Siriwardana to end it. SL: 222/7 after 46 overs
18:12 IST WICKET Dananjaya st Dhoni b Chahal 4(9)
18:11 IST Yuzvendra Chahal with his last over now. 4 runs conceded off the first five balls. Last one to go. Chahal to Akila and it’s a wicket. MS Dhoni’s stumping number 100.
18:10 IST Kuldeep Yadav with his last over. Akila Dhanajaya is the new man in. Another good over from Yadav and his spell come to an end, 10 overs, 40 runs and a wicket. SL: 208/6 after 44 overs
18:06 WICKET Wanindu Hasaranga (run out MS Dhoni/ Chahal) 9 (9)
18:05 IST Yuzvendra Chahal brings up his 9th over. Chahal to Hasaranga and no run off the first ball. Takes a single off the second and so does Siriwardana off the third. 4 singles taken in first five balls. Last ball, Chahal to Siriwardana. It could be a run out.
18:02 IST Kuldeep Yadav starts the over massively by dismissing Angelo Mathews. Wanidu Hasranga is the new man in at number 7. Hasaranga was lucky enough to get a boundary off the third ball after the ball edged his bat. 7 from the over, SL: 201/5 after 42 overs
17:56 WICKET Mathews c Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 55(98)
17:50 IST Milinda Siriwardana comes at number 6. Bumrah is back into the attack and starts the over with a single. Bumrah delivers a no ball again, a dangerous one. Didn’t overstep this time but Siriwardana has to duck in order to save himself. Just 4 runs from the over, SL: 189/4 after 40 overs
17:45 IST WICKET Thirimanne b Bhuvneshwar 67(102)
17:39 IST Change in bowling and Bumrah comes in. Another good over, 4 came from it. SL: 181/3 after 38 overs
17: 35 IST Chahal back in action and bowls to Mathews. No run off the first ball while a single off the second. Mathews hits another half century in this series. 4 from the over, SL: 177/3 after 37 Overs.
17:33 IST Kuldeep Yadav is the bowler now. A good over so far, 2 runs off the first four ball while three off the last two. 5 from it and SL: 173/3 after 36 Overs
17:30 IST After the drinks break, Chahal is back into the attack while Thirimanne has the strike. Double off the first ball while no runs off the 2nd. Chahal to Thirimanne again and now a single. Chahal to Mathews no run off the fourth and fifth while a single taken to end the over. 4 from the over, SL: 168/3 after 35 overs
17:23 IST Kuldeep Yadav is back with his 7th over. Yadav to Mathews, no run off the first ball but a single off the next. 100 runs partnership comes up between Mathews and Thirimanne. A good over, 2 runs from it, SL: 164/3 after 34 overs. Drinks break
17:17 IST Chahal continues with another over. Chahal to Thirimanne and a single to start the over with. 4 runs off the first balls and then a dot. Last ball, Chahal to Thirimanne, a big appeal from the Chahal and Dhoni but umpires says no. The ball hit Thirimanne’s pads and the Indian team has taken their review. Replay predicts umpire’s call and finally, it’s not out. SL: 162/3 after 33 overs
17:14 IST Jadhav again and starts the over with two dot balls. Jadhav to Thirimanne and a single to reach his fifty. 18th ODI fifty for Thirimanne. Jadhav to Mathews and it’s a four to long on. A single off the fifth while another single to end the over. SL: 158/3 after 32 overs
17:09 IST After Jadhav, it’s Chahal again. Chahal to Thirimanne, a single taken and he moves to 48. Chahal to Mathews, no run off the second and a single off the third. Thirimanne gets the strike. No runs off the 4th and 5th and an single to end the over. Thrirmanne on 49, SL: 151/3 after 31 Overs
17:05 IST Change in bowler again and Jadhav comes to bowl. Jadhav to Mathews, no run off the first three balls and then a wide. Jadhav to Mathews again and a single off the fourth ball. A single off the last ball to end the over, SL: 148/3 after 30 overs
17:03 IST Bumrah again into the attack. Bumrah to Mathews and no runs off the first two balls. A double taken off the third ball and single of the fourth. Bumrah to Thirimanne, last ball. Thirimanne is at 46. A dot ball to end the over, SL: 145/3 after 29 overs
17:00 IST Chahal continues and starts the over phenomenally. First three ball dot then a double. Shahal to Thirimanne, fifth ball, and it’s a whopping six. First six from the Lankans in this game. A dot ball to end the over, 8 runs from the over. SL: 142/3 after 28 overs
16:54 IST Change in attack and Jasprit Bumrah comes to bowl. Bumrah to Thirimanne and no runs off the first three balls. A single taken off the fourth and Mathews gets the strike. Two more dot balls and just 1 run came off it. SL: 134/3 after 27 Overs
16:51 IST Yuzvendra Chahal has been brought back to bowl. Another good over by Chahal, conceded just 3 runs. SL: 133/3 after 26 overs
16:48 IST Thakur continues and Mathews welcomes him with a four. A missed chance of catch from Jadhav at the third-man boundary line gifted the Lankans 4 runs. 7 runs came off the first 5 balls. Another expensive over from Thakur. Last ball to go, Thakur to Mathews and a dot ball. SL: 130/3 after 25 overs
16:45 IST Chahal back into the attack. Two dot balls to start with and then single off the third. A good over from Chahal. Just 2 runs from it, SL: 122/3 after 24 Overs
16:39 IST Thirimanne on strike, Shardul Thakur has been brought back into the attack. He misses the first ball trying to cut the ball. A single off the next ball. Mathews pushes the ball towards mid off. Mathews takes a quick single, barely escapes the fielder’s throw. Thirimanne flicks the ball towards square leg for a single. Mathews tries to play the ball towards point, a dot ball. SL 121/3 in 23 overs
16:35 IST Yuzvendra Chahal has been introduced into the attack, Mathews on strike, beats him all hands up, two dot deliveries to start with. He pushes the next ball towards long on, takes a single. Thirimanne works the next ball for a single towards backward square leg. Mathews defends the ball on the front foot, Chahal is bowling a good line and length, a dot ball to finish off the over. SL 118/3 in 22 overs
16:31 IST Thirimanne on strike, Kuldeep continues, FOUR! He goes for the slog sweep and middles it, a boundary for the left-hander. Next ball, that one spun a lot, a dot delivery. He pushes the next ball towards offside, a dot ball. Another slog sweep from Thirimanne, this time he misses the ball, good line from Kuldeep. He goes on the back foot and pushes the ball towards sweeper cover for a single. Mathews on strike, he takes a single towards long on. SL 116/3 in 21 overs
16:28 IST Jadhav continues, the trump card from Kohli. The first two balls go for singles, being knocked around the park. Whoa! that one turned a great deal, Thirimanne was beaten on the drive. Next ball, he picks up a single. Meanwhile, Dhoni is giving Jadhav a few tips. One more single from the over. SL 110/3 in 20 overs
16:26 IST Mathews and Thirimanne look to settle themselves in and not give Indian bowlers anymore wickets. Kuldeep Yadav gives just 3 runs from his over. SL 105/3 in 19 overs
16:23 IST Bowler change and Kedar Jadhav has the ball. The spinners are cutting the Lankan run rate by a good margin. A dot to start with while 5 runs came off the first five balls. Another dot to end the over, SL: 102/3 after 18 overs
16:18 IST Kuldeep Yadav again with another phenomenal over. Yadav to Mathews, fifth ball. Edged and taken by Rahane at the slips. But has the ball touched the ground. Umpires referring the TV replay and it’s not out. No run off the last ball, SL:97/3 after 17 Overs
16:12 IST Bumrah has the ball again. The Lankans are confused, is it so? Then why are they fumbling while running between the wickets? Two balls and two fumbles. Lankans need to calm down, they are already 3 wickets down. On the other hand, a great bowling by Bumrah. 4 balls and just 2 runs. Last ball, edged and went for a boundary. No fielder at the first slip gave Mathews an advantage. SL: 94/3 after 16 overs
16:10 IST Kuldeep Yadav continues. A single conceded off the first ball and then four consecutive dot balls. Thirimanne hit s a four to finish the over, SL: 88/3 after 15 overs
16:04 IST Bumrah is back into the attack. Starts with a wide and concedes a single off the second ball. Finally, a boundary after a long time coming off Mathews bat. A great way to treat a Yorker. Bumrah to Thirimnne, last ball and a boundary. SL: 83/3 after 14 overs
16:00 IST Kuldeep Yadav is back. Another good over from the Chinaman, 2 runs off the over. SL: 71/3 after 13 overs
15: 56 IST Bumrah back on the attack and looks more confident than before. 4 back to back dot balls and two more to go. Single off the fifth ball and a dot to end the over. SL: 69/3 after 12 Overs
15:52 IST Bowling changes and it’s time for spin. Kuldeep Yadav with the ball. A fine spell from the Chinaman. 4 runs from the over, SL: 68/3 after 11 Overs
15:46 IST Angelo Mathews comes in at number 5. Bumrah to Mathews and two back to back dot balls. Sri Lanka has suddenly moved to back foot after the dismissal of their skipper. SL: 64/3 after 10 Over
15:44 IST WICKET Tharanga c Dhoni b Bumrah 48(34)
15:42 IST Bowler change and instead of Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack. However, Tharanga is totally charged up. A four to start the over but wait, no mayhem anymore.
15:41 IST Buvneshwar Kumar again. A good over so far, 3 consecutive dot balls. Bhuvi needs to maintain this economy. Two more dot balls while one more to go. Will it be a maiden over? No, Thirimanne finds the gap towards the leg side an double to end the over. SL: 59/2 after 9 overs
15:36 IST Thakur continues and conceded a wide off the second delivery. The Lankan batsmen are doing what they need now, rotating strikes. But Tharanga has something else in his mind. Drove the ball towards the backward square leg for a four. this time, on the 4th ball of the over. Another four off the fifth as well. The Lankan captain is back with all his powers. A hattrick of boundaries of the last three deliveries. SL: 57/2 after 8 Overs
15: 31 IST Lahiru Thirimanne comes in at number 4. Though the over started with a four, soon Bhuvi plucked a wicket and what a catch by Indian skipper at mid-off. One four and a wicket and no more runs from the over. SL: 40/2 after 7 Overs
15:28 IST WICKET Munaweera c Kohli b Bhuvneshwar 4(5)
15:25 IST Thakur to Tharanga and a massive boundary to start the over with. No run of the second but another boundary from Sri Lanka captain again on the third ball. Tharanga is nailing the Indian pace attack. 4 balls, 8 runs in this over so far and two more to go. No runs off the last two balls, SL: 36/1 after Over 6
15:21 IST Bhuvneshwar again with the ball. Two singles taken by the Lankans off the first two balls and a boundary. This time again on the third ball but it came as bye. 7 runs in 5 balls from this over while no run off the last. SL: 28/1 after Over 5
15: 17 IST Dilshan Munaweera in at number 3 while Shardul again with his 2nd over. The Lankans have lost an early wicket and now need a strong partnership so that they could put a good score on the board. Meanwhile, no runs off the first two balls but another four by Tharanga and again on the third ball. Tharanga’s body language looks phenomenal today. A single taken him off the fourth ball. Dot ball to end the over, SL: 21/1 after Over 4
15:12 IST WICKET Dickwella c and b Bhuvneshwar 2(6), SL: 14/1 after Over 3
15:11 IST Over number 3, Bhuvneshwar continues. Only one run came off the first ball, two more to go. A tidy over so far. And a wicket to end the over.
15:05 IST Shardul Thakur comes in next. Sri Lanka are utilising the pace of the pitch. A double off the first ball and again a boundary of the third by the captain. Tharanga looks confident after coming back from the ban. No run off the last ball, SL: 12/0 after Over 2.
15:03 IST Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella and the Lankans off the mark. A single to start with. Tharanga gets the strike and a ravishing boundary on the 3rd ball. Six of the first over, SL: 6/0 after Over 1.
15:00 IST Lankan openers Niroshan Dickwella and skipper Upul Tharanga have taken the guard. The game begins. Bhuvneshwar Kumar in to the attack!
14:58 IST: The men in blue have walked out on the field, the umpires are waiting for the Lankan openers.
14:52 IST: There are high possibilities, it could be a truncated match and hence Kohli has to be very careful about the D/L method. Sri Lanka needs at least 350+.
14:42 IST A lot of changes in the Indian squad while the Lankans have made only one. Rahane, who hasn’t played a single game in the ODI series, gets the chance to play. Here’s the playing XI:
India: 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: Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga(c), Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga
14:40 IST Toss time. Sri Lanka has won the toss and elected to bat first!
14:37 IST The pitch is open now. The covers are off as the experts say, the pitch will definitely be helping the batsman to score. The players are warming up on the ground, toss to happen shortly.
14:35 IST Though the covers are out, the clouds are still in the sky. The covers are off while the main pitch is still covered. No news about delaying the toss.
14:27 IST The rain has completely stopped and few minutes to go for the toss. Will Virat Kohli win the 7th toss in the series or it will be Upul Tharanga? We will let you know shortly!
14:15 IST As the Rain God has shown mercy, the game will start but is delayed by half an hour. Get ready to Kohli Brigade to conquer Lanka. It wouldn’t be wrong if I say, Dusherra ahead of Dusherra it would be!
14:05 IST Finally, a relief! The umpires have decided to conduct the toss at 14:30 hrs IST. A sigh of relief for those who are waiting for this clash
14:00 IST The drizzle has stopped while the ground staff is removing the cover. Final decisions from the umpires still awaited
13:53 IST The covers are still on and the fans, spectators, match officials, commentators and the players are waiting for the rain to stop.
13:48 IST The cricket fans are pretty excited for the final showdown where the Indian fans would like to see Team India whitewashing the Lankans at their home. But unfortunately, the match may be delayed as it’s raining in Colombo. The covers are still on and the umpires’ final decision is awaited
Welcome to InUth’s live digital coverage of India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI in Colombo. After winning the last ODI by 168 runs, the men in blue are leading the series by 4-0 and will look forward to creating history on the Lankan Soil. If India wins the fifth and the last ODI today, they will become the first team to clean-sweep a bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka. And after witnessing the previous games, it’s expected that Virat Kohli & Co. would hit the bull’s eye.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka has lost all the chances for a direct entry in the World Cup 2019 as needed to win at least two games in the series. However, in order to keep the hopes alive, the home team need to put all their efforts to save their pride.
India: Ahead of the last ODI, Team India had a huge blow as the in-form batsman and star opener Shikhar Dhawan had to return India to see his ailing mother. The BCCI has also announced that no replacement has been decided for the 5th ODI and the only T20I scheduled to be held on September 3rd and 6th respectively in Colombo. Now, in this case, Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri has to manage with the left over squad which could make a fair chance for Ajinkya Rahane who has been benched till now in the ODI series. As per as the bowling department is concerned, the bowlers who played the last ODI may continue as they collectively performed well.
Sri Lanka: Regular skipper Upul Tharanga is all set to be back on the field after being banned by ICC for two matched for a slow over rate. Dhanushka Gunathilake is still struggling with his shoulder and likely will not be taken in the playing XI. Since Tharanga will be back, Kusal Mendis may be rested.
Will India make it 5-0?
— ICC (@ICC) September 3, 2017
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 2, 2017
The scenario looks pretty critical as it’s showering ahead of the fifth and the final ODI.The match started late by an hour however, the rain may disturb again.[matchcode-to-post id=”slin08312017183843″]
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 3, 2017
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Akila Dananjaya, Thisara Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga(c), Vishwa Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dilshan Munaweera, Dhananjaya de Silva
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