*India vs Sri Lanka* 5th ODI: India Defeats Hosts SL 5-0
On the outstanding performance of Captain Virat Kohli (110 not out) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (42-5) India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the 5th ODI match of the five-match series on Sunday. India has captured 5-0 one-day series for the first time in Sri Lanka. In the wake of Bhuvneshwar Kumar Indian bowlers piled up Sri Lanka for 238 runs in 49.4 overs and then with Kohli’s century in the innings and Kedar Jadhav (63) hit half-century on the easy target by losing 4 wickets in 46.3 overs took. This is the second win of 5-0 on India’s overseas ground. Under the captaincy of Virat, he had defeated Zimbabwe 5-0 in his home in 2013.
Team India Innings
Team India did not get a good start as they chased down the target easily and lost two wickets for 29 runs. Due to Shikhar Dhawan’s return home Ajinkya Rahane (5), was the single victim of Lasith Malinga on the total score of this match. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma contributed 16 runs but after that Virat and Manish Pandey (36) provided the team’s score to 128. Malinda broke the 99-run partnership for the third wicket between the Kohli and Manish. He got Manish caught by Captain Upul Tharanga.
From here, Jadhav and Virat brought the team to the sill of victory very easily. Both shared a 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket. When the team needed two runs to win, Jadhav has caught by wicketkeeper Nirodhan Dikewala on the ball of Vanindu Hosaraanga. Jadhav played in 73 balls with the help of 7 fours in the half-century. Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned unbeaten on one run. Under the leadership of Bhuvneshwar, Indian bowlers put Sri Lanka in 238 runs in 49.4 overs.
Team SriLanka Innings
After the partnership of 122 runs for the fourth wicket between Lahiru Thirimanne (67) and former captain Angelo Mathews (55) the team would have scored a good score, but after the departure of both of them the remaining five left The wickets fell just 44 runs.
The toss started to bat first before winning the toss and the hosts once again got a good start. He lost his three wickets at 63’s total. Dikewela (2) Dilshan Munawira (4) and captain Tharanga (49) pavilion returned. The Sri Lankan team was in trouble here. There was a danger of early all-out hanging out but Mathews and Thirimanne saved him.
The two took the team out of the crisis and played a decade-long partnership for the fourth wicket. Thirimanne the fifth ball of the 39th over of Bhuvneshwar ball became unbelievably bold. He faced 102 balls in his innings and hit a six with three fours. The Sri Lankan team could only add nine runs to their total china man bowler Kuldeep Yadav endured his innings in the hands of Dhoni to hold Mathews. Mathews scored 55 runs in 98 balls with four boundaries.
After two sets of batsman of Sri Lanka’s team was once again in succession and Indian bowlers once again had the chance to stop him on low scores. India took great benefit of this opportunity. The rest of the batsmen remained one after one and Sri Lanka could not move ahead with a score of 238. Apart from Bhuvneshwar’s five wickets, Bumrah got two wickets. Kuldeep and yuzvendra Chahal got one success. A batsman runs out.
Jasprit Bumrah Breaks the ‘Special’ Record
One-day series against Sri Lanka proved to be an excellent one for Indian team’s new bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Due to the variations of balls and the great Yorker, the strange mystery remains for the bumper opposition bowlers. He was the highest wicket-taker bowler in the series. Bumrah got 15 wickets in the five matches of the series with 169 runs at an average of 11.26.. Bumrah got five wickets in the third ODI. Bumrah left behind England’s Chris Woakes (14 wickets) record of taking the most wickets in the mutual series in Sri Lanka. Bumrah has declared the best player of the series for his fantastic performance.
Team India Has Won Five Matches
First ODI – Dambula India won the match by 9 wickets
Second ODI – Pallekele- India won the match by 3 wickets
Third ODI – Pallekele- India won the match by 6 wickets
Fourth ODI – Colombo – India won the match by 168 runs
Fifth ODI – Colombo – India Win of 6 wickets Final ODI