Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
124(145) 16x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 3 28 17 23 5 21 18
HDRL Thirimanne
80(105) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
16 3 8 5 23 8 8 9

Best performances - Bowlers

JJ Bumrah
O10.0
M2
R27
W5
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
2W
A Dananjaya
O10.0
M0
R38
W2
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
26dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bumrah five-for, Rohit ton secure series win for India

India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after their six-wicket win on an evening that was marred by crowd trouble

Commentary

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

10.55pm: That's it, then. India have wrapped up yet another bilateral ODI series win, and this was a convincing win in the end, after a bit of a wobble in tricky batting conditions. Plenty to look forward to still, in the last two ODIs, with India likely to make a few changes and try and few things. We'll bring you the fourth ODI live from the Premadasa on Thursday. Until then, good night!

Virat Kohli: "Small targets are always tricky. If it happens 2-3 times, it isn't an issue. We've chased small targets convincingly before. Here it was the case of the wicket being a little challenging. A couple of those wickets, you wouldn't get those wickets 8 out of 10 times. Rohit was outstanding, MS was great as well. These things happen, the [young] guys will learn in the middle order, we have to be patient with them. Bumrah's got 11 wickets in three games, he's bowled really well, he's among our top short-format bowlers at the moment. He hits the right areas, bowls at pace, and in the death overs he's like a fish in water. We have a squad of 15, we'll look to give some guys a go, see how their game stands up in different situations. We've won three, and we can definitely afford to give them a few opportunities."

Chamara Kapugedera: "I thought it was a good wicket, so put some score on the board and hopefully we can defend, and like the last game we hoped it would grip a bit in the evening. Things didn't go to our plans. We discussed about not playing dot balls in the middle overs, but things didn't work out. 260-275 would have been a challenging score. I enjoyed captaincy - it was pressure, but I enjoyed it, and hopefully we can win next time."

Jasprit Bumrah is the Player of the Match. "It's always good when you get a break [he was rested for India's tour of the West Indies]. You can work on your strengths and refresh when you come back. This was a different wicket. Last match it was a bit slow, but this time there was a bit of seam movement with the new ball. It's a good feeling, whenever you're able to contribute to the team's success."

10.36pm For the second match running, Sri Lanka's bowlers threatened to defend a low total. Vishwa Fernando and Akila Dananjaya bowled particularly well, and at one stage India were 61 for 4. But they couldn't get past Rohit Sharma, who scored his first ODI hundred in Sri Lanka, and that man MS Dhoni. They added an unbroken 157 for the fifth wicket, and have sealed another bilateral ODI series win for India.

45.1
1
Fernando to Dhoni, 1 run, and that, belatedly, is that. Full-toss on the pads, and Dhoni miscues his flick, but it won't matter. Everyone on the leg side is in the circle, and it loops up over midwicket and lands safely beyond the fielder turning around and chasing back towards the boundary

One run to get, Dhoni on strike. How many times has he scored the winning runs? Here's Vishwa Fernando.

END OF OVER:
45 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 217/4 (1 run required from 30 balls, RR: 4.82, RRR: 0.20)

  • MS Dhoni66 (85b)
  • RG Sharma124 (145b)
  • PVD Chameera10-1-59-0
  • TAM Siriwardana9-0-43-0
44.6
1
Chameera to Dhoni, 1 run, another slower ball, back of a length and outside off, and Dhoni opens his bat face to run it down to third man
44.5
1
Chameera to Sharma, 1 run, back of a length, fourth-stump line, lets it come on and guides it down to third man
44.4
1
Chameera to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball, back of a length on off stump, lets it come on and dabs gently into the point region

Just four to get now.

44.3
2
Chameera to Dhoni, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, punched to the left of deep point, where Vishwa Fernando makes a tumbling stop
44.2
1
Chameera to Sharma, 1 run, slower ball, wide of off, leans back and slashes to the left of third man

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
124(145) 16x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 3 28 17 23 5 21 18
HDRL Thirimanne
80(105) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
16 3 8 5 23 8 8 9

Best performances - Bowlers

JJ Bumrah
O10.0
M2
R27
W5
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
2W
A Dananjaya
O10.0
M0
R38
W2
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

A hundred in SL, finally

0

Hunderds by Rohit Sharma from 23 ODIs in Sri Lanka before this. He had averaged 16.14 before today.

Bumrah's best

0

No. of five-wicket hauls by Bumrah in ODIs before today. He took 5/27 in this match. Bumrah has taken 11 wickets in this series at an average of 8.36.

Starts wasted

12

No. of times SL batsmen have got out without scoring a fifty out of the 16 times they have made at least 10 in this series. Only 3 of them have made 50s.

Three in a row

6

No. of SL batsmen to get fifty-plus scores in three or more consecutive ODIs v IND before Thirimanne, who joins that list in this match.

Favourite opposition

4

No. of fifty-plus by Lahiru Thirimanne against India in ODIs - his joint most against any team. Two of those have come in his last-two innings against them.

Probing Bumrah

73

Percentage dots bowled by Bumrah in his first spell of five overs. Batsmen played false shots to 14 of the 30 balls bowled by him.

Series on the line, yet again

1997

The last time SL did not lose a bilateral series against India in ODIs. They have lost all the seven series (two or more ODIs) since then.