Virat Kohli hits 30th ODI century, joint second highest in cricket history

Posted September 03, 2017

5 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar's figures of 5/42 was his first ODI five-wicket haul.

India had earlier achieved this feat, thrashing Sri Lanka 5-0, at home in 2014-15. The Karnataka batsman mistimed a slog and that opened the gates for Jadhav to make a mark.

There was the one game - when Akila Dananjaya picked up six wickets and left India reeling at 131 for 7 - where Sri Lanka came within sniffing distance of a win.

India won the final test by six wickets with Sri Lanka losing final seven wickets with 53 runs
India won the final test by six wickets with Sri Lanka losing final seven wickets with 53 runs

The victory, though, was set up by India's seamers though in the afternoon. Sri Lanka loses third wicket. The remaining are shared by 19 other bowlers.

India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI toss was delayed due to rain.

Shardul Thakur (0-48 in 6 overs) was completely off colour on the day though, and he was taken for runs by Tharanga, who hit successive boundaries off him, with the 50 came up off 47 balls.

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Just when Tharanga was flying with boundaries across the ground, Jasprit gets rid of him. He changed pace yet again to quickly remove Dilshan Munaweera, who clearly looked out of sorts in his short stay. Despite a century partnership between Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews, the hosts couldn't post a massive total on the board as they stuttered and stumbled their way towards 238 before they were bowled out with two balls to go.

Sri Lanka lost the chance to ensure direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup stayed in their hands, but they can still improve their chances of gaining a direct berth with victory here, apart from salvaging pride.

Thirimanne scored 67 and Mathews scored 55. Jasprit Bumrah then struck in the final over of the first powerplay to dismiss Tharanga and robbed of his opportunity to notch up a fifty. A familiar tale was met with a familiar outcome in the end!

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Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after he scored a century (100 runs) during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and India at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla on 20 August 2017.

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