tossed up at off stump, driven past the bowler to long-off to bring up the 5-0 whitewash
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.
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. "
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
full at off stump, pushed to long-off
back of a length at off stump, pushed back to the bowler off the back foot
good length at off stump, pushed to extra cover
short at middle stump, whips it over midwicket, but there's a fielder in the deep there
short one at middle stump, goes deep in the crease and lifts the pull over midwicket with quick arms
back of a length at leg stump, punched to long-on off the back foot
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.
googly, length at leg stump. Tapped to square leg off the back foot
good length at leg stump, tickled to short fine
full at off stump, driven inside-out to sweeper
short and wide, cut to sweeper
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
back of a length at middle stump, tapped to square leg off the back foot
Siddharth: "How many of those 30 centuries are against Sri Lanka ?" --- Eight. Equal with Tendulkar.
good length at off stump, defended to point
good length at off stump, defended into the off side
back of a length at off stump, punched to extra cover off the back foot
Swagatam: "30 ODI hundreds at age 28. Joins Ponting, in less than half the matches. Personally, never have been the biggest fan of Mr. Kohli but these stats are staggering."
floated up at off stump, driven firmly to long-off
tossed up at off stump, steps out and jams it out to sweeper