Team India made history by defeating Sri Lanka in the fifth and final one-dayer of the one-day series by 6 wickets.
India clinch clean sweep with Kohli’s century, beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the last ODI
After Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5 wickets), Virat Kohli (110 *) helped India score history by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the fifth and final one-day match of the one-day series on Sunday. Virat Kohli-led team India, for the first time, clean-sweep in Sri Lanka’s one-day series on the same ground.
Team India has become the world’s first such team, which has eliminated Sri Lanka 5-0 on its soil. Now the only T20 International match between the two countries will be played on Wednesday. Let the team India clean sweep 3-0 in the first Test series on the Sri Lanka tour and after that one-day series 5-0 has its name.
Sri Lanka decided to bat first before winning the toss at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, and his entire team was all-out with 238 runs in 49.4 overs. In reply, Team India achieved the target by losing wickets in over. MS Dhoni was unbeaten on 1 run with Kohli. Jupiter Bumrah, who took five wickets in the match, was given Man of the Match and Man of the Series, taking 15 wickets in the series, Man of the Series.
Kohli and Jadhav did the work
Team India’s start to chase the target of 239 runs achieved by Sri Lanka is extremely poor. Ajinkya Rahane (5) and Rohit Sharma (16) were out in quick succession. After this, captain Kohli added 99 runs for the third wicket with Manish Pandey (36). Pandey played a shot from Puttpakumara’s ball, and the ball went into the air. Tharanga’s easy catch at midwicket
Captain Kohli got very close to the win. Both shared a 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket. When Team India was two runs away from victory, Jadhav got the honor of wicketkeeper Dikavla by Dhananjay D Silva. Jadhav scored 63 runs in 73 balls with 7 chops. Kohli scored his 116th inning with 9 fours in the 30th century for one day career.
Along with that, he has reached the equal footing of Ricky Ponting in the one-day series. In addition, in the case of the highest century against Sri Lanka, he has reached the mark of Sachin Tendulkar. Both Sachin and Virat now have scored 8-8 against Sri Lanka. It is noteworthy that Kohli completed his first, 10th, 20th and 30th centuries in his career.
Sri Lankan batsmen surrender before Bhubaneswar
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s entire team were all-out by making 238 runs in 49.2 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the most successful bowler from Team India. He got five wickets for 42 runs. Bumrah got 2, Kuldeep and Chahal got 1-1. Sri Lanka lost their last 7 wickets to 53 runs.
Lahiru Thiramana was Sri Lanka’s most successful batsman. He played a 67-ball knock of 102 balls. Angelo Mathews scored 55 runs. Both of them handled the Sri Lankan innings with a 133-run partnership for the fourth wicket. But as soon as Thiramana was dismissed, there was a flurry of wickets.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar got his nick to Nirosho Dikewela (2), Dilshan Munawira (4), Lahiru Thiramane (67), Milinda Sirivardna (18) and Lasith Malinga (2). At the same time, Bumrah made Sri Lankan captain Upul Tharanga (48) and Malinda Pushpakumara (8) as their prey.