Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    not out
    2.1 Gone, and that's Malinga's 299th in ODIs! Not enough room for the cut, and he stays leg-side of the ball and tries to chop it away. A bit of inward shape, and all he can do is inside-edge into his middle stump. This was the sort of ball most left-hand batsmen would have looked to get behind and play towards mid-on or midwicket, not even mid-off 9/1
    5.1 gone! Fernando's got his man. Not the way he must have visualised getting the Indian captain out, but he won't care. It's not exactly a wicket-taking ball, on the pads and asking to be flicked. But Kohli's maybe a touch early on it, and maybe the left-armer's inswing makes him hit it finer than he'd like, and he ends up flicking in the air, to the man stationed at long leg. Chameera's the fielder, and he takes it brilliantly, diving forward as it dips on him 19/2
    13.5 googly, but it's also a long-hop, but that doesn't matter, because Rahul has picked out the fielder at deep midwicket with his pull. What a way to get out. It was almost as if he was telling himself he would impose himself on Dananjaya today, and then his eyes lit up as soon as he saw the short ball, but he failed to take enough precautions to keep his shot down or hit it away from that man on the boundary. He just had to run a few yards to his left and accept the simplest of catches 61/3
    15.1 does him again!. For the second time in two matches, Dananjaya gets rid of Jadhav. This one is the legbreak, tossed up and straight. The batsman goes for a sweep, hitting right across the line and missing completely. Hits him on the back thigh as he is kneeling and umpire Wilson says that's adjacent. HawkEye confirms that's three reds. 61/4
    not out
    2 (lb 1, w 1)
    218/4 (45.1 Overs, RR: 4.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (S Dhawan, 2.1 ov), 2-19 (V Kohli, 5.1 ov), 3-61 (KL Rahul, 13.5 ov), 4-61 (KM Jadhav, 15.1 ov)
    SL Malinga5.002515.00163010
    MVT Fernando8.123514.28324100
    PVD Chameera10.015905.90308000
    AD Mathews3.001705.66103000
    A Dananjaya10.003823.80372100
    TAM Siriwardana9.004304.77263100

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14:30 start, First Session 14:30-18:00, Interval 18:00-18:45, Second Session 18:45-22:15

Match days

27 August 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

A hundred in SL, finally


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

Bumrah's best


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


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


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


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


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


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.