5th ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Sep 3 2017, India tour of Sri Lanka
(46.3/50 ov)239/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
player of the match

10.41pm That's it from the ODI series. Thanks for joining us. We'll see you soon for the next one. On behalf of Shashank and Ranjith - good night.

Virat Kohli: It's quite amazing to have won the series 5-0. We always thought the shorter format is going to be much more challenging. The youngsters and the spunk on the field has worked for us. All round, it's been a complete series for us. We've been playing some good ricket. We didn't win three games in the shorter format before this, and now we have six in a row including the West Indies series.

Jasprit Bumrah, Man of the Series: It's always a dream to play Test cricket, but I'll wait for my chance. It was my first visit to Sri Lanka and I'm glad I did well. I was focussing on my preparation, I had time to rest and it makes you hungry. It's been a long journey with Malinga and I've learnt a lot. I just want to learn and become a better bowler.

Upul Tharanga: It is a very difficult time for us. We were not up to the standard. It was a good toss to win. We lost a few early wickets. Thirimanne and Mathews had a good partnership. One stage we were looking for 260-270. Unfortunately we collapsed again. We have to improve all three departments, especially our batting. We couldn't get those big scores in all five games. We lost a few main players, but still as a captain I feel we didn't play to our standard.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Man of the Match: Wasn't among the wickets in the first few matces. When wickets came, they came in the form of a five-for so I'm happy. We wanted to bowl more slower balls to these batsmen based on our analysis of them. Whenever I went in, I just wanted to do well. There's no point to prove to anyone.

10.15 pm Apt that Kohli ends this long list of ODI stereotypes. Another Indian win over Sri Lanka, another series triumph, another hundred in another chase. It's become too easy to call. Five-nil. Test whitewash followed by ODI whitewash. Sri Lanka thoroughly throttled. A humdrum finish. A stroll to mark how easy it has been. Even Jadhav didn't feel hurried towards the end, bringing out pokes and nudges to stay in there as long as he could. The presentation shortly.

Hasaranga to Kohli, 1 run

tossed up at off stump, driven past the bowler to long-off to bring up the 5-0 whitewash

Hasaranga to Dhoni, 1 run

short and wide, chopped to sweeper cover. Smiles at the other end, he won't get to to finish this

Sunil Pillai: "I think fitness levels also have a lot to do with getting more 100s. Its not easy to stay on the field in all weather conditions with all the gear on for long periods of time and score at a high pace as well. "
Anshul : "Not taking any credit off from kohli, he is a legend, but the comptition between ball and bat has been drastically changed sing the last decade... Its more of a batters game now."
Dev Kapur: "@Yousuf Simple reason : No Warne, Murali, McGrath, Ambrose, Walsh, Donald, Wasim, Waqar, Kumble, Saqlain, Lee, Akhtar, ...."
Vipul : "Full respect to Kohli's talent and stats, but the quality of bowling I feel has deteriorated post mid-2000s. Yousuf, that could be another reason. "

Hasaranga to Jadhav, OUT

caught behind. Short and spinning away from off. Looks to nudge it past short third man, but only manages a tickle through to Dickwella who takes a neat catch

Kedar Jadhav c †Dickwella b de Silva 63 (73b 7x4 0x6) SR: 86.3
end of over 467 runs
INDIA: 237/3CRR: 5.15 RRR: 0.50 • Need 2 runs from 24b
Kedar Jadhav63 (72)
Virat Kohli109 (115)
Milinda Siriwardana4-0-28-0
Akila Dananjaya10-0-49-0
Siriwardana to Jadhav, 1 run

full at off stump, pushed to long-off

Siriwardana to Jadhav, no run

back of a length at off stump, pushed back to the bowler off the back foot

Siriwardana to Jadhav, no run

good length at off stump, pushed to extra cover

Siriwardana to Kohli, 1 run

short at middle stump, whips it over midwicket, but there's a fielder in the deep there

Siriwardana to Kohli, FOUR runs

short one at middle stump, goes deep in the crease and lifts the pull over midwicket with quick arms

Siriwardana to Jadhav, 1 run

back of a length at leg stump, punched to long-on off the back foot

end of over 454 runs
INDIA: 230/3CRR: 5.11 RRR: 1.80 • Need 9 runs from 30b
Virat Kohli104 (113)
Kedar Jadhav61 (68)
Akila Dananjaya10-0-49-0
Milinda Siriwardana3-0-21-0

Yousuf: "Hi Varun, can u give me ONE specific reason why the likes of kohli and amla are getting more hundreds than people who played a decade earlier like SRT and Pointing. " --- It's hard to say in one line. Hitting has evolved, pitches have gotten better.

Dananjaya to Kohli, no run

googly, length at leg stump. Tapped to square leg off the back foot

Dananjaya to Jadhav, 1 run

good length at leg stump, tickled to short fine

Dananjaya to Kohli, 1 run

full at off stump, driven inside-out to sweeper

Dananjaya to Jadhav, 1 run

short and wide, cut to sweeper

Dananjaya to Kohli, 1 run

back of a length and into the pads, looks to whip it through square leg, only gets a thigh guard on it after a thin edge

Dananjaya to Kohli, no run

back of a length at middle stump, tapped to square leg off the back foot