Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.6 that is a ripper, that has hit the pitch on short of a length and climbed and moved away past Perera at 139.2 kph, taking a thin edge through to Saha, he had to play at that line just outside off 5/1
    24.6 Hyderabad cheers as Ambati Rayudu breaks the partnership in his first over, Dilshan charges out again and looks to go over extra cover, Ajinkya Rahane jumps and comes down with the ball safely in his grasp, only the second ODI wicket for Rayudu 112/3
    2.1 they have the big wicket first ball, Yadav is celebrating with a jump, not as tight a line as the one that claimed Kusal, but Sangakkara prods at one leaving him and bouncing sharply from short of a good length, and the edge is snapped up by Ashwin at first slip 7/2
    44.3 Ashwin's first wicket is the one India wanted the most, Mahela on the charge, Ashwin tosses it up a touch wider outside off, Mahela swings and misses, Saha does not, and Mahela has to walk back after an outstanding innings, he is disgusted with himself for missing the ball 225/8
    30.3 uh oh, Angelo's top edged a pull to mid off, short and angled in quick, Angelo went hard at the pull, only to sky it for Kohli to trot in and take a simple catch 144/4
    32.5 Yadav has taken a sharp catch at mid on, another one goes in the Powerplay, Priyanjan wanted to clear mid on as he bent and swung hard, did not get hold of a quick and full delivery, and Yadav dived to his left to take it 148/5
    34.5 it is coming apart for Sri Lanka, and Mahela can only watch from the other end, de Silva has made some room to one tossed up on leg to try and loft over extra cover, he's mishit it badly, and extra cover has settled under it 154/6
    36.2 Sri Lanka going down in a heap here, Thisara now, was trying to work this short of a length delivery off his pads, closed the face sooner than needed, and the leading edge popped up to extra cover 158/7
    46.5 misses as he has a swipe at a low full toss, and Yadav hits the base of off stump for his first four-for in ODIs 238/9
    48.2 Kulkarni gets a wicket, his first in ODIs. Kulasekara looks to clear the wide long on boundary off this full delivery, Rahane is on the run from long on, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes it calmly 242/10
    not out
    16 (lb 3, nb 2, w 11)
    242 all out (48.2 Overs, RR: 5.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Kusal Perera, 0.6 ov), 2-7 (Kumar Sangakkara, 2.1 ov), 3-112 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 24.6 ov), 4-144 (Angelo Mathews, 30.3 ov), 5-148 (Ashan Priyanjan, 32.5 ov), 6-154 (Chaturanga de Silva, 34.5 ov), 7-158 (Thisara Perera, 36.2 ov), 8-225 (Mahela Jayawardene, 44.3 ov), 9-238 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 46.5 ov), 10-242 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 48.2 ov)
    UT Yadav905345.88338051
    DS Kulkarni9.205816.21296041
    I Sharma411403.50162000
    AR Patel1014034.00383110
    R Ashwin1004314.30292100
    SK Raina301505.0081000
    AT Rayudu301615.3361010
    11.6 Rahane has been bounced out, this was just outside off this time, and climbing quickly and steeply, Rahane tried to cut it, he was on the hop and late on the shot as it pinged the glove and popped up to slip 62/1
    33.6 Dhawan's been given caught behind in a late decision by umpire Kulkarni, Sangakkara went up right away as Dhawan tried to hook this bouncer and withdrew late, replays show it has brushed the helmet, and missed the bat, that was a sharp short ball from Kulasekara, to give him his first wicket in his last eight ODIs 201/3
    24.3 this is the easiest of run-outs, and Rayudu is the one walking back, he was done in the flight as he skipped out, but adjusted to squeeze it to mid off, called and kept running with the momentum, Dhawan had his eyes on the ball and held out a hand to Rayudu, who did not stop till he had passed the other end, the ball arrived to the keeper, while Dhawan and Rayudu were still remonstrating 131/2
    41.4 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 236/4
    not out
    not out
    11 (lb 2, nb 1, w 8)
    245/4 (44.1 Overs, RR: 5.54)
    Fall of wickets: 1-62 (Ajinkya Rahane, 11.6 ov), 2-131 (Ambati Rayudu, 24.3 ov), 3-201 (Shikhar Dhawan, 33.6 ov), 4-236 (Virat Kohli, 41.4 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara803714.62264000
    PLS Gamage605008.33198010
    S Prasanna904304.77263100
    NLTC Perera703314.71181001
    PC de Silva504509.0073200
    AD Mathews301705.6691030
    TM Dilshan401012.50150000
    SMA Priyanjan2.11803.6981000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

  • SL World Cup plans not in disarray yet

    The losses against India have brought into sharp focus some long-standing concerns around Sri Lanka's contingency plans, but the side has time to correct them and the resources to thrive at the World Cup

  • Kohli and Dhawan break milestone records

    Stats highlights from the third ODI between India and Sri Lanka, in Hyderabad

  • Not taking my place for granted - Umesh

    After making his presence felt with a four-wicket haul in yet another clinical win against Sri Lanka, India seamer Umesh Yadav said that he was not taking place in the team for the upcoming tour of Australia for granted

  • Mahela's muted celebration

    Plays of the Day from the third ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Hyderabad

  • 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

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