Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan Inspire India to Series Win vs Sri Lanka
Dhawan and Kohli shared a 70-run stand for the third wicket as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. (All images courtesey BCCI)
Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat in the third ODI vs India in a bid to keep the series alive.
Umesh Yadav struck in his first over to get rid of Kusal Perera as Sri Lanka suffered an early setback.
Sri Lanka were reduced to 7/2 but Dilshan and Jayawardene starred with a 105-run partnership as the visitors looked on corse for a respectable course.
Dilshan played some good shots to post his 15th half-century against India.
Jayawardene mixed caution with aggression and took on India's pacers.
Jayawardene celebrates his half-century, a typically stylish knock under pressure.
Dilshan fell to part-time spinner Ambati Rayudu for 53, setting the stage for a great Indian comeback.
Jayawardene celebrates his 17th ODI ton. He also became the fifth batsman in history to register 12000 runs.
Akshar Patel was the pick of the spinners, snaring 3/40 from his 10 overs.
Umesh Yadav, who took career-best figures of 4/53, leads the Indian team off the ground.
Chasing 243, India got off to another good start as Shikhar Dhawan played some sizzling shots.
Dhawan pierced the gaps on either side of the field as the Sri Lankan attack was rendered helpless again.
Rahane fell to Thisara Perera but not before a 62-run opening stand for India.
Dhawan went on to his third consecutive score of 50 plus - he has now scored 113, 79 and 91 in the series so far.
Kohli and Dhawan shared a brisk 70-run stand for the third wicket and the partnership formed the bedrock of India's win.
Centurion in the previous match, Rayudu played some attractive shots before he was run out for 35.
Kohli took over and blazed to his 32nd fifty. He also broke Viv Richards' record as the fastest to 6000 ODI runs.
Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma was seen cheering Kohli on from the stands.
Wriddhiman Saha and Suresh Raina walk off after completing the formalities for India against Sri Lanka.