Fifth ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low total

Zaheer Khan

The right-hander went on to complete his 30th ODI century, equaling former Australian captain Ricky Ponting's tally. However, Kohli has done the same in 171 less matches.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been one of the most consistent performers in the modern day cricket. They needed the experienced duo to negate the spin threat and take Sri Lanka till the thirtieth or fortieth over without much fuss. Only Sachin Tendulkar has more ODI hundreds as he accumulated 49 during his illustrious career.

Defeat will mean India sweeping the series 5-0, having already won the three-Test series 3-0. It really helped us get those crucial wickets in the middle overs, and at the same time, helped us control the run rate as well. Before Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni took India's total to 375/5.

"Two big knocks in three days". Dhawan was the player of the series in the longer format of the game where India whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 to lift the trophy. India had lost their openers with only 41 runs on the board befor Kohli and then skipper MS Dhoni forged a 151 run partnership to bring India back into the game.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport. The right-handed batsman scored his first ODI ton against the Proteas at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in 2015.

Kumar was named Man of the Match, and said: "Wasn't among the wickets in the first few matches".

This means that the one in which he got to his 30th ton must have been his 274th match, nearly 100 more than what Kohli took to reach the same figure.

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Akila Dananjaya's six-wicket tow in the second game crucial, so it is simply India received a sumptuous feast of a series. Kohli's 133-ball innings, included 13 fours and a six.

That Virat Kohli is a beast when it comes to run chases is an undisputed fact, with his colossal numbers proving just that. Sri Lanka have also had issues putting partnerships together.

From there, the onus was on Kohli and he didn't disappoint.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Sri Lanka were in trouble early as Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah ran through their top order, removing Niroshan Dickwella (2), Dilshan Munaweera (4) and Upul Tharanga with the scorecard reading 63/3 in the 10th over. India went on to win the match by 50 runs.

"We wanted to make sure we are challenging ourselves every time we are going out on to the park". Kohli scored 107 and along with left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir guided India to seven-wicket win. He led India to a third series sweep while the visitors had also sealed a series sweep in the Tests.

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