Result
3rd ODI (D/N), Hyderabad (Deccan), Nov 9 2014, Sri Lanka tour of India
242
(44.1/50 ov, target 243)
245/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The 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 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka242(48.2 overs)
India245/4(44.1 overs)

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 444 runs
INDIA: 241/4CRR: 5.47 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 2 from 36b
Wriddhiman Saha2 (9)
Suresh Raina18 (23)
Tillakaratne Dilshan4-0-10-1
Ashan 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
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
Dilshan to Raina, no run
leans on the front foot to push to covers
43.2
Dilshan to Raina, no run
pushed from the crease to point
43.1
2
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!"

end of over 43Maiden
INDIA: 237/4CRR: 5.51 • RRR: 0.85 • Need 6 from 42b
Wriddhiman Saha1 (7)
Suresh Raina16 (19)
Ashan Priyanjan2-1-4-0
Tillakaratne Dilshan3-0-7-1
42.6
Priyanjan to Saha, no run
turns it to square leg off the pad
42.5
Priyanjan to Saha, no run
misses as he tries to punch now, Sanga cannot collect too
42.4
Priyanjan to Saha, no run
tries to paddle this one but misses
42.3
Priyanjan to Saha, no run
goes back to a quicker one and works it to midwicket
42.2
Priyanjan to Saha, no run
moves across and nudges square on the leg side
42.1
Priyanjan to Saha, no run
whips a drive off a tossed up ball to the bowler
end of over 421 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 237/4CRR: 5.64 • RRR: 0.75 • Need 6 from 48b
Suresh Raina16 (19)
Wriddhiman Saha1 (1)
Tillakaratne Dilshan3-0-7-1
Ashan Priyanjan1-0-4-0
41.6
Dilshan to Raina, no run
swept with the inward angle, but short fine leg's dive saves the boundary
41.5
1
Dilshan to Saha, 1 run
driven nicely off the front foot to the sweeper
41.4
w
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
41.3
Dilshan to Kohli, no run
hit with the spin to midwicket
41.2
Dilshan to Kohli, no run
makes some room, but is still cramped with the turn and pushes to the bowler
Best performances - batsmen
DPMD Jayawardene
118 runs (124)
12 fours
1 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
40 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
17232317221222
S Dhawan
91 runs (79)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
flick
24 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
304132616920
Best performances - bowlers
UT Yadav
O
9
M
0
R
53
W
4
Eco
5.88
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W2W
AR Patel
O
10
M
1
R
40
W
3
Eco
4.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of India
Player Of The Match
Mahela Jayawardene
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 3543
Season2014/15
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 days9 November 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Bruce Oxenford
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Krishnamachari Bharatan
Match Referee
David Boon