Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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."

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

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

  • Wriddhiman Saha2 (9b)
  • Suresh Raina18 (23b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan4-0-10-1
  • Ashan Priyanjan2-1-4-0
Dilshan to Saha, 1 run, a tossed up high full toss hit to the left of the sweeper
Dilshan to Saha, no run, Dilshan makes it turn away from the right hander and Saha is beaten as he pushes at it
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
Dilshan to Raina, no run, leans on the front foot to push to covers
Dilshan to Raina, no run, pushed from the crease to point
Dilshan to Raina, 2 runs, wide ball flashed wide of the sweeper for a couple

Sumit: "Jesus! this is all dragging, Just finish the game for the love of God!"

43 | (maiden) | INDIA: 237/4 (6 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.51, RRR: 0.85)

  • Wriddhiman Saha1 (7b)
  • Suresh Raina16 (19b)
  • Ashan Priyanjan2-1-4-0
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan3-0-7-1
Priyanjan to Saha, no run, turns it to square leg off the pad
Priyanjan to Saha, no run, misses as he tries to punch now, Sanga cannot collect too
Priyanjan to Saha, no run, tries to paddle this one but misses
Priyanjan to Saha, no run, goes back to a quicker one and works it to midwicket
Priyanjan to Saha, no run, moves across and nudges square on the leg side
Priyanjan to Saha, no run, whips a drive off a tossed up ball to the bowler

42 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | INDIA: 237/4 (6 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.64, RRR: 0.75)

  • Suresh Raina16 (19b)
  • Wriddhiman Saha1 (1b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan3-0-7-1
  • Ashan Priyanjan1-0-4-0
Dilshan to Raina, no run, swept with the inward angle, but short fine leg's dive saves the boundary
Dilshan to Saha, 1 run, driven nicely off the front foot to the sweeper
Dilshan to Kohli, OUT, Kohli's holed out to long on as he looked to equal the scores with an attempted six, took a couple of steps out, made some room to a shortish ball and heaved it straight to long on

V Kohli c Gamage b Dilshan 53 (61b 4x4 1x6) SR: 86.88

Dilshan to Kohli, no run, hit with the spin to midwicket
Dilshan to Kohli, no run, makes some room, but is still cramped with the turn and pushes to the bowler
Dilshan to Kohli, no run, down the track, gets too close to the pitch, and slams it to the bowler

41 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 236/3 (7 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.75, RRR: 0.77)

  • Virat Kohli53 (57b)
  • Suresh Raina16 (18b)
  • Ashan Priyanjan1-0-4-0
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan2-0-6-0
Priyanjan to Kohli, 1 run, worked off the pad in front of square
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Hard to beat


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


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



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


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

Golden Duck


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