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Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni steer India to ODI series win vs Sri Lanka: See video

Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant hundred as India won the third ODI comfortably by six wickets, thereby clinching the five-match series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Sunday

india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Aug 28, 2017 11:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India vs Sri Lanka,Rohit Sharma,MS Dhoni
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni sit on ground as crowd interrupt the 3rd India vs Sri Lanka ODI at Pallekele, Kandy in Sri Lanka, on Sunday.(PTI)

Opener Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten 124 to help India overcome a top-order wobble and register a series-clinching six-wicket victory in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Paceman Jasprit Bumrah laid the foundation for India’s victory with a career-best 5-27 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 217-9 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. India slumped to 61-4 in 14 overs but Sharma and MS Dhoni accomplished the chase with an unbroken 157-run stand to put India 3-0 up in the five-match series. The match was held up towards the end when irate fans, who have been protesting since India blanked Sri Lanka 3-0 in the preceding Test series, hurled water bottles and forced the players off the ground for about half an hour. Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Chamara Kapugedera won the toss but the hosts did not get the kind of start they needed. (FULL SCORECARD)

First Published: Aug 28, 2017 11:27 IST