Player of the Match
Player of the Match
249dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kohli and Dhawan deliver series win

A batting Powerplay that cost Sri Lanka three wickets for 16 runs sucked the oxygen out of an already imperiled innings, and set the visitors on course for a third hiding on the trot

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
118(124) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 40 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
17 23 23 17 2 2 12 22
S Dhawan
91(79) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 24 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
3 0 4 13 26 16 9 20

Best performances - Bowlers

UT Yadav
O9
M0
R53
W4
Eco5.88
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W2W
AR Patel
O10
M1
R40
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

9 November 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

Have a look at Bishen Jeswant's stats piece as you go. That is all from this match. Good night.

Mahela Jayawardene is the Man of the Match.

Mahela: "I am surprised and a bit embarrassed to win the Man of the Match.We need to be consistent in our overall game. The way the Indians are playing, we need 300 to put them under pressure, and we are not there yet. They are putting us under lot of pressure, picking early wickets, putting us on the back foot straight away, and we are doing repair work after that."

Kohli: "That was a brilliant performance, especially with the ball, given we were one bowler short, had to string in six overs from part-timers, to restrict them to 242 was fantastic. I was not sure, I knew I had to get to 50 to get 6000, but I did not know how much faster I was from the great man [Viv Richards]. I am trying to do whatever I can on the field for the boys."

Mathews: "We flopped in our batting once again. You cannot keep repeating mistakes. 300 is a must for Indian wickets. 240 is nothing for bowlers to bowl at. About three-four wickets fell in the Powerplay with minimum runs, which went against us. We are trying our combinations, we want to recognise our strengths and weaknesses going into the World Cup."

Dhawan: "Happy the way I was batting. Batting in a very controlled manner, enjoying the rhythm. Earlier I was getting 25-30s, now I am getting 80-90s. Once I get set, I will bat according to the situation. At times you can hit big shots, but you dont want to because of the situation."

Another one-sided game to seal the five-match series 3-0 for India. Six-wicket win to follow the six-wicket win in Ahmedabad. Both coming in the 45th over. Sri Lanka did well to stretch the innings from 158 for 7 but 242 was never going to be enough, and they were never able to put pressure on India, although they persisted with a short-ball ploy.

Ribhav Bansal: "So Saha carries on the tradition of the Indian keeper hitting a boundary to win the match for India."

44.1
4
Priyanjan to Saha, FOUR runs, Saha launches it over mid on to finally take India home after the late quiet period

END OF OVER:
44 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 241/4 (2 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.47, RRR: 0.33)

  • WP Saha2 (9b)
  • SK Raina18 (23b)
  • TM Dilshan4-0-10-1
  • SMA Priyanjan2-1-4-0
43.6
1
Dilshan to Saha, 1 run, a tossed up high full toss hit to the left of the sweeper
43.5
0
Dilshan to Saha, no run, Dilshan makes it turn away from the right hander and Saha is beaten as he pushes at it
43.4
1lb
Dilshan to Raina, 1 leg bye, tries to paddle a full ball angled in, misses, and the shout for leg before is turned down as well, that was easily missing leg
43.3
0
Dilshan to Raina, no run, leans on the front foot to push to covers
43.2
0
Dilshan to Raina, no run, pushed from the crease to point

Hard to beat

0

Number of bilateral ODI series that India have lost to Sri Lanka at home - India have now won eight series and drawn one.

Fastest Indian

48

Number of ODI innings in which Shikhar Dhawan has reached 2000 runs - the fastest by an Indian and the fifth fastest ever

Rare

1

Number of times that Sri Lanka have beaten India after being bowled out for 250 runs or less. They have lost 34 times.

Prolific v India

15

Number of 50+ scores for Dilshan in ODIs versus India, the sixth highest by any player, five of whom are Sri Lankans

Golden Duck

2

Number of times that Kumar Sangakkara has scored a golden duck against India - more than against any other team

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