Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma shine as India thrash Sri Lanka in fourth ODI

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma slammed centuries as India crushed Sri Lanka by 168 runs to go 4-0 up in the five-match series. (REUTERS)

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma slammed centuries as India crushed Sri Lanka by 168 runs to go 4-0 up in the five-match series. (REUTERS)

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India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat. (Twitter)

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat. (Twitter)

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The visitors got off to a bad start as they lost Shikhar Dhawan early. (AFP)

The visitors got off to a bad start as they lost Shikhar Dhawan early. (AFP)

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Kohli showed his belligerent mood early, hammering left-arm paceman Vishwa Fernando for three fours in a row, dispatching each pitched-up delivery. (AFP)

Kohli showed his belligerent mood early, hammering left-arm paceman Vishwa Fernando for three fours in a row, dispatching each pitched-up delivery. (AFP)

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Rohit Sharma also piled on the runs and brought up his half-century. (AP)

Rohit Sharma also piled on the runs and brought up his half-century. (AP)

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Kohli raced to his 29th ODI century and 7th against Sri Lanka. (REUTERS)

Kohli raced to his 29th ODI century and 7th against Sri Lanka. (REUTERS)

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Rohit Sharma slammed his second century of the series. (REUTERS)

Rohit Sharma slammed his second century of the series. (REUTERS)

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The duo put on a 219-run stand for the second wicket to lay the foundation of a big score. (AP)

The duo put on a 219-run stand for the second wicket to lay the foundation of a big score. (AP)

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Lasith Malinga (C), Sri Lanka’s stand-in skipper, removed Kohli to complete 300 ODI wickets. (AFP)

Lasith Malinga (C), Sri Lanka’s stand-in skipper, removed Kohli to complete 300 ODI wickets. (AFP)

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MS Dhoni, playing his 300th ODI, provided late flourish with Manish Pandey’s support as their unbeaten 101-run stand powered India to 375/5. (AP)

MS Dhoni, playing his 300th ODI, provided late flourish with Manish Pandey’s support as their unbeaten 101-run stand powered India to 375/5. (AP)

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Manish Pandey, playing his first game of the series, scored 50*. (REUTERS)

Manish Pandey, playing his first game of the series, scored 50*. (REUTERS)

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In reply, the hosts were off to a horrible start and were reduced to 68/4 in 16 overs. (REUTERS)

In reply, the hosts were off to a horrible start and were reduced to 68/4 in 16 overs. (REUTERS)

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Jasprit Bumrah continued his impressive show in the series, spearheading the Indian attack. (REUTERS)

Jasprit Bumrah continued his impressive show in the series, spearheading the Indian attack. (REUTERS)

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Angelo Mathews (70) played a vital knock and shared a 73-run stand with Milinda Siriwardana before being dismissed by Hardik Pandya. (REUTERS)

Angelo Mathews (70) played a vital knock and shared a 73-run stand with Milinda Siriwardana before being dismissed by Hardik Pandya. (REUTERS)

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Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Pandya picked up two wickets each. The hosts lost wickets at regular intervals only to be bundled out for 207 runs in 42.4 overs. (REUTERS)

Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Pandya picked up two wickets each. The hosts lost wickets at regular intervals only to be bundled out for 207 runs in 42.4 overs. (REUTERS)

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The fifth and the final ODI of the series will take place at the same venue on September 3. (PTI)

The fifth and the final ODI of the series will take place at the same venue on September 3. (PTI)

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