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India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Highlights: Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar guide IND to 5-0 whitewash

Virat Kohli slammed his 8th ton vs Sri Lanka and 30th overall while Bhuvneshwar Kumar took his maiden five-wicket haul as India whitewashed the hosts 5-0. Catch full cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Colombo here

india-vs-sri-lanka-2017 Updated: Sep 03, 2017 22:54 IST
Sidharth Gulati
Sidharth Gulati
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock as India crushed Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday to complete a 5-0 whitewash. Catch full cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Colombo, here
Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock as India crushed Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday to complete a 5-0 whitewash. Catch full cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Colombo, here (Twitter )

Virat Kohli played a captain's knock as India crushed Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday to complete a 5-0 whitewash. Kohli remained unbeaten on 110 to help his team achieve the target of 239 runs with 21 balls to spare at R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo. Earlier, India had won the Test series 3-0. Catch full cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Colombo, here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)

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Virat Kohli (India captain): “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 cricket. 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.”

Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka captain): “These are difficult times for us. India were brilliant throughout the tournament. Once we were looking at 260-70 but we lost some wickets. Our batting disappointed. We could not get the partnerships going. Losing a few main players was also the reason.”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Man of the Match): “I wasn’t among wickets in the first few matches. But I was happy with the way I bowled today. We knew they were not strong against slower balls. I did not want to prove anything. Whenever I got the opportunity I wanted to do well for my team.”

22:15 hrs IST: India is now the first team to whitewash Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

22:13 hrs IST: Single and that’s it. India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to complete 5-0 whitewash.

22:03 hrs IST: Kohli’s knock has put him level with former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who also has 30 centuries.

22:01 hrs IST: Virat Kohli, take a bow. Slams 30th century, 19th in a chase and eighth against Sri Lanka. What a player!

21:58 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Dananjaya, Jadhav comes down the track and hits it straight over the bowler’s head.

21:54 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Kedar Jadhav, second in ODIs. What an innings this has been!

21:48 hrs IST: It has been a matured knock from Kedar Jadhav. He needs to score consistently in the ODIs to come against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka (again).

21:42 hrs IST: Virat Kohli goes past 1000 runs in ODIs in 2017.

21:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Malinga and Jadhav pulls it to fine leg boundary. India need 46 off 78 balls.

21:34 hrs IST: Seven runs off Hasaranga’s fourth. India need 54 off 84 balls.

21:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Hasaranga and Kohli hits it well through covers. Moves to 87.

21:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Hasaranga, too short, Jadhav rocks back and smacks it over mid-wicket. India need 65 off 96 balls.

21:22 hrs IST: Good over from Fernando, just three runs off it. India need 74 off 102 balls.

21:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Pitched up from Pushpakumara and Jadhav slog sweeps to deep mid-wicket boundary. India need 77 off 108 balls.

21:12 hrs IST: Eighteen balls since the last boundary. India need 92 off 120 balls. Seems easy.

21:07 hrs IST: The chase master is at it again! With India playing only six batsmen, it was important for him to play such an innings.

21:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Brilliant stuff from Jadhav. Waits for the ball and cuts it past the fielder at short third-man. India need 100 off 138.

20:59 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav is in at No. 5.

20:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Pandey attempts a slog-sweep but gets a top-edge and Tharanga completes a neat catch at short mid-wicket.

20:55 hrs IST: It would be fair to say that apart from a couple from instances, India haven’t been tested throughout the tour.

20:51 hrs IST: Sixteen runs in the last two overs. India are 124/2 after 24 overs.

20:45 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries and that’s fifty for Kohli, 12th against Sri Lanka and 45th overall.

20:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Juicy full-toss from Pushpakumara, Pandey steps out and clobbers it in the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket. India are 100/2 after 20 overs.

20:36 hrs IST: Sri Lanka need Dananjaya to get breakthroughs. All India need to do is to dispatch the loose balls.

20:32 hrs IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli at it again. The India captain directed the ball towards third-man fence well. He looks to be in good touch. India 88/2 in 18 overs

20:28 hrs IST: Manish Pandey hit a half-century in the fourth ODI and has the potential to be India’s answer for middle-order woes. That is an area concern for Virat Kohli’s men with the larger picture being doing well at the 2019 ICC World Cup. India 82/2 in 17 overs

20:25 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty partnership between Kohli and Pandey. India are 79/2 after 16 overs.

20:21 hrs IST: Just the partnership India needed for stability. They are 74/2 after 15 overs.

20:17 hrs IST: Considering sterner opposition, India previously beat New Zealand and England 5-0 in 2010-11 and 2012-13 respectively, both series wins coming at home.

20:14 hrs IST: The 5-0 win against Sri Lanka in 2014-15 was India’s last ODI series whitewash.

20:12 hrs IST: If India win 5th ODI, they will become the 1st team to clean sweep a bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka.

20:09 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews now

20:07 hrs IST: Good start from Dananjaya. India are 57/2 after 11 overs. Kohli 21*, Pandey 9*

20:04 hrs IST: Akila Dananjaya comes in as the first change

20:03 hrs IST: BOUNDARY! Too full from Fernando and Kohli smacks it straight down the ground for one bounce four. Moves to 19. India are 53/2 after 10 overs.

20:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Too much width, Kohli comes on the front foot and times it sweetly through covers.

19:59 hrs IST: Single off the final delivery for Pandey. India are 40/2 after 9 overs.

19:56 hrs IST: FOUR! Stand and deliver. Shortish length from Malinga and Pandey hits it well to the left of the fielder at mid-on for his first boundary.

19:53 hrs IST: Manish Pandey at No. 4

19:51 hrs IST: OUT! Slower delivery from Fernando, Rohit sweeps but doesn’t generate enough power and Pushpakumara takes a good catch at short fine leg.

19:47 hrs IST: This has been Malinga’s best spell in the series so far. Needs to keep going. India are 28/1 after 7 overs.

19:40 hrs IST: Nine runs off the next 12 balls. Slow yet steady start from India.

19:36 hrs IST: Virat Kohli comes to the crease

19:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Short ball from Malinga, Rahane looks to pull but gets a top edge and Munaweera does the rest at fine leg.

19:32 hrs IST: Expensive over from Fernando, eight runs off it. India are 15/0 after 4 overs.

19:30 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Fernando, on Rohit’s pads and the right-hander just helps it to fine leg boundary.

19:27 hrs IST: Maiden over from Malinga. No margin for error. India are 7/0 after 3 overs. Rohit 4*, Dhawan 3*

19:24 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Rahane. India are 7/0 after 2 overs.

19:21 hrs IST: Vishwa Fernando comes into the attack

19:19 hrs IST: Solid start from Malinga. India are 4/0 after first over. Rohit 3*, Rahane 1*

19:15 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma to take strike. Lasith Malinga to bowl the first over.

19:12 hrs IST: Welcome back!

18:36 hrs IST: OUT! And that’s it. Malinga gets caught at deep mid-wicket. Maiden five-wicket haul for Bhuvneshwar in ODIs. Sri Lanka bundled out for 238. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.

18:34 hrs IST: FOUR! Knuckle ball and Fernando hits it straight down the ground for his first boundary.

18:33 hrs IST: Bhuvi to bowl the final over.

18:31 hrs IST: Another good overs from Bumrah. Only three runs off it. Sri Lanka are 233/9 after 49 overs.

18:27 hrs IST: Excellent over from Bhuvi. Two runs and a wicket. Sri Lanka are 230/9 after 48 overs.

18:24 hrs IST: MS Dhoni becomes the first wicket-keeper to affect 100 stumping dismissals in ODIs.

18:22 hrs IST: WICKET! Pushpakumara misses the full-toss and it hits his middle stump. Sri Lanka are 228/8 after 47 overs.

18:17 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Bhuvneshwar and Siriwardana creams it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Sri Lanka are 222/7 after 46 overs.

18:13 hrs IST: OUT! Chahal gets his first. Flatter delivery, Dananjaya charges down but misses and Dhoni does the rest. Sri Lanka are 212/7 after 45 overs.

18:10 hrs IST: Fine over from Kuldeep and that’s the end of his spell. Finishes with figures of 1/40. Sri Lanka are 208/6 after 44 overs.

18:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Good piece of fielding from Dhoni and Hasaranga is gone. Sri Lanka are 205/6 after 43 overs.

18:04 hrs IST: Another day but it’s the same story for Sri Lanka. Losing their settled batsmen at crucial intervals.

17:59 hrs IST: Wanidu Hasaranga comes to the crease

17:57 hrs IST: OUT! Just the wicket India wanted. Mathews c Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 55(98).

17:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Much needed boundary for Sri Lanka. Short of a length delivery and Mathews hits it well in the gap between cover and mid-off.

17:48 hrs IST: Milinda Siriwardana is in at No. 6

17:46 hrs IST:OUT! Thirimanne 67(102), SL 185/4 in 38.5 Ovs

Bhuvneshwar does the trick in his first ball of a fresh spell. Thirimanne wanted to direct Bhuvi towards third man but is cramped for space and is bowled.

17:43 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes from the other end and starts with a short ball. India need to break Mathews-Thirimanne stand. The run-rate is close to 5 but it might increase in the latter overs if these two set batsman remain at the crease.

17:42 hrs IST: Decent over from Bumrah. Four runs off it. Sri Lanka are 181/3 after 38 overs.

17:39 hrs IST: This is Mathews’ eighth fifty against India and second in the series.

17:37 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack.

17:35 hrs IST: Double and that’s fifty from Mathews. Solid show from the former skipper. Sri Lanka are 177/3 after 37 overs.

17:28 hrs IST: If Thirimanne and Mathews can stick around for another 8-10 overs, Sri Lanka can post well above 320.

17:24 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 164/3 after 34 overs. Thirimanne 55*, Mathews 44*. Time for drinks.

17:20 hrs IST: This is the highest stand (99) of the series for any wicket for Sri Lanka. They are 162/3 after 33 overs.

17:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Full-toss from Kedar Jadhav, Mathews steps out and flicks it to wide long-on boundary. Sri Lanka are 158/3 after 32 overs.

17:13 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Lahiru Thirimanne, 18th in ODIs. Well played!

17:09 hrs IST: Another day, another chance for Ajinkya Rahane. Can he score a 100 secure his position?

17:04 hrs IST: This is the time Sri Lanka need to keep calm. There’s no need to rush as the platform is set for a score of above 300.

17:00 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Chahal, Thirimanne dances down the track and smacks it down the ground for a maximum. Sri Lanka are 142/3 after 28 overs.

16:55 hrs IST: Brilliant over from Bumrah. Only one run. No boundaries from the last 17 balls. Sri Lanka are 134/3 after 27 overs.

16:52 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal - First time India playing two specialist wrist spinners in their ODI history of 922 matches.

16:47 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Shardul. Sri Lanka are 130/3 after 25 overs.

16:44 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Shardul, Mathews comes down the track and looks it to hit it over covers but instead gets a thick outside edge and it runs away to third man boundary.

16:40 hrs IST: Bad news. Some dark clouds are hovering over the ground.

16:37 hrs IST: Sharp turn for Chahal. Mathews plays him cautiously. Sri Lanka are 118/3 after 22 overs.

16:34 hrs IST: Leggie Chahal comes into the attack.

16:33 hrs IST: Fifty partnership between Thirimanne and Mathews. The duo need to keep the momentum. Sri Lanka are 116/3 after 21 overs.

16:30 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Kuldeep, Thirimanne gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it to deep mid-wicket boundary.

16:28 hrs IST: Excellent spell from India. 24 balls since the last boundary. Sri Lanka are 110/3 after 20 overs.

16:23 hrs IST: What Sri Lanka need to sort out is the batting positions of Mathews, Thirimanne and Tharanga. All three along with Dickwella should form the top four.

16: 21 hrs IST: Here comes Kedar Jadhav - The Man with the Golden Arm.

16:20 hrs IST: Another economical over from Kuldeep. Just three runs off it. Sri Lanka are 97/3 after 17 overs.

16:16 hrs IST: Sri Lanka’s run-rate has been pretty good but the wickets column has been an issue.

16:13 hrs IST: FOUR! Mathews edges it in the gap between slip and wicket-keeper. Rahane, at first slip, was standing a bit wider. Sri Lanka are 94/3 after 16 overs. Time for drinks.

16:06 hrs IST: Another good over from Sri Lanka. Twelve runs off it. Sri Lanka are 83/3 after 14 overs.

16:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Full-toss from Bumrah and Mathews flicks it in the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket for his first boundary.

15:59 hrs IST: Bumrah’s 14 wickets is also the most by an Indian pacer in a bilateral series of five or fewer ODIs.

15:56 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Bumrah. Just one run off it. Mathews need to use his feet more. Sri Lanka are 69/3 after 12 overs.

15:53 hrs IST: Four singles off the over. Sri Lanka need an inspired show from both Mathews and Thirimanne or else, it’s 5-0 for India. Sri Lanka are 68/3 after 11 overs.

15:51 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. This is excellent captaincy from Kohli. Looking to put more pressure on the hosts.

15:50 hrs IST: Bumrah now has 14 wickets in the series - joint most by a pacer in a bilateral series in Sri Lanka, tied with England’s Chris Woakes.

15:49 hrs IST: Good start from Bumrah. Five runs and a wicket. Sri Lanka are 64/3 after 10 overs.

15:47 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews is in at No. 5. Two slips for him

15:45 hrs IST: OUT! Pitched up from Bumrah, nips away from Tharanga - who looks to play towards leg but instead edges it to Dhoni. Missed a well-deserved fifty (48).

15:43 hrs IST: Here comes the first change in bowling - Jasprit Bumrah

15:42 hrs IST: Tidy over from Bhuvneshwar, only two runs off it. Sri Lanka are 59/2 after 9 overs.

15:39 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar to continue

15:38 hrs IST: Costliest over of the innings so far. 17 runs off it. Sri Lanka are 57/2 after 8 overs. Tharanga 44*, Thirimanne 1*

15:37 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Tharanga. Races into 40s (off just 31 balls). Sri Lanka would hope for a big knock from him.

15:33 hrs IST: Same old story for Sri Lanka. They’ve the talent but the application part is missing. With another whitewash on the cards, there was no point in resting Kusal Mendis.

15:31 hrs IST: Lahiru Thirimanne is in at No. 4

15:29 hrs IST: OUT! Another knuckle ball from Bhuvneshwar, Munaweera looks to hit towards leg but mistimes and Kohli takes a running catch from mid-off.

15:27 hrs IST: Expensive over from Bhuvi, eight runs off it. Sri Lanka are 36/1 after 6 overs.

15:25 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Shardul, Tharanga picks the length early and slams past Chahal at short mid-wicket.

15:24 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur from around the wicket.

15:23 hrs IST: Another good six balls from Bhuvneshwar. No margin for error. Get a feeling another wicket is around the corner. Sri Lanka are 28/1 after 5 overs.

15:19 hrs IST: Seven runs off Shardul’s second. Sri Lanka are 21/1 after 4 overs.

15:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Too wide from Shardul and Tharanga hits it well in the gap between cover point and point. Third boundary for him. Looks in top form.

15:17 hrs IST: This was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s first wicket in four ODIs against Sri Lanka.

15:15 hrs IST: Munaweera is the next man in.

15:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Dickwella c & b Bhuvneshwar 2(6). Knuckle ball, Dickwella looks to flick but instead hits in the air and the Indian seamer does the rest.

STAT ATTACK - Niroshan Dickwella has had four partners in the series (Gunathilaka, Chandimal, Munaweera and Tharanga.

15:10 hrs IST: Good comeback from Shardul. Finds the right length. Sri Lanka are 12/0 after 2 overs.

15:07 hrs IST: FOUR! Loose delivery from Shardul. Too much width and Tharanga laces it through covers. As good as it gets!

15:06 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur comes into the attack. The Mumbaikar got rid of Dickwella in his debut game.

15:05 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar finishes it off with consecutive dot deliveries. Still a decent start from him. Sri Lanka are 6/0 after first over.

15:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Width on offer and Tharanga times it well through the covers for his first boundary.

15:02 hrs IST: Good length delivery from Bhuvi, Dickwella tucks it off his pads to backward square leg for a single.

15:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Dickwella to take strike. Bhuvneshwar to start the proceedings for the visitors.

14:45 hrs IST: So Tharanga returns for Sri Lanka. India have opted to go for five bowlers. No Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Ajinkya Rahane replaces Shikhar Dhawan.

14:43 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams -

Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Upul Tharanga(c), Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga

India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur

14:41 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bat. It’s still drizzling though.

14:35 hrs IST: Toss delayed for the second time now. Chances of a short game are pretty high

14:30 hrs IST: Ravi Shastri - “We’ve demanded consistency across all formats. The balance of this side is right. Even the younger guys are a lot experienced now. It’s pretty much the same, like it was when I first took over as director in 2014. This tour has been excellent so far. The way they handed pressure, like in the game in Kandy, where we were down in the dumps, was great.”

14:28 hrs IST: It’s drizzling again. An official confirmation on toss awaited!

14:18 hrs IST: Virat Kohli’s India are currently dominating world cricket but the skipper must take this important decision in order to sort the team out ahead of tougher foreign tours.

14:08 hrs IST: Yipiee! Toss will take place at 14:30 IST. Play to start at 15:00, no overs lost.

14:00 hrs IST: Good news. Covers are coming off. Stay tuned!

13:50 hrs IST: The forecast isn’t all that great. Delayed start for sure. We’ll keep you posted.

13:25 hrs IST: Can you imagine? Sri Lanka haven’t even won a single match (so far) irrespective of the format!

13:13 hrs IST: The entire ground is under covers at the moment.

12:55 hrs IST: It is raining quite heavily in Colombo!

12:49 hrs IST: It is Md. Shami’s birthday today!

12:35 hrs IST: After thrashing the island nation 3-0 in the Tests, the Virat Kohli led side has romped away to a 4-0 lead in the ongoing series.

12:25 hrs IST: Virat Kohli-led India have completely dominated the hosts, and are yet to lose a match so far.

12:15 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the fifth and the final ODI between India and Sri Lanka.


Virat Kohli has two five-nil sweeps before (2013 vs Zimbabwe and 2014 vs Sri Lanka at home). A third in Colombo on Sunday will make him the first Indian skipper to score three separate 5-0 sweeps. On form, there is no reason why India should not be able to do this.

India, playing three new players in the fourth ODI in Colombo on Thursday, smashed Sri Lanka by 168 runs. For Sri Lanka nothing worked again. Their poor fielding only compounded their growing worries.

India should retain their squad but will be forced to play a new opening batsman since Shikhar Dhawan has returned to attend to his ailing mother. Lokesh Rahul opening the innings with the inform Rohit Sharma looks a distinct possibility with Ajinkya Rahane returning to bolster the top order.

Tharanga to return

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are expected to make at least one chance to their playing XI. Skipper Upul Tharanga will be back in charge after sitting out of the last two games owing to his suspension for slow-over rate. He is expected to slot into the middle order once again and Lahiru Thirimanne could be asked to open the innings instead. Stand-in captain and an off-colour Lasith Malinga will be back to his bowling duties.

It remains to be seen if the Sri Lankan captain can inspire his side to score a consolation win in what has been a nightmare of a summer.

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