India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Highlights: India Hand Sri Lanka Biggest Defeat At Home, Take 4-0 Lead In Series
Highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit centuries as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 168 runs in the fourth one-day international to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series in Colombo on Thursday.
Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit centuries as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 168 runs in the fourth one-day international to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series in Colombo on Thursday. Winning the toss, India posted 375 for 5 at the R. Premadasa stadium. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 207 in 42.4 overs. Kohli notched up his 29th century, while Rohit brought up his 13th century. Playing his 300th ODI, Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 49 not out and stitched an unbeaten 101-run partnership with Manish Pandey, who slammed his second ODI fifty. For Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews claimed two wickets and scored 70 runs. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between India vs Sri Lanka straight from Colombo
21:50 IST: INDIA THRASH SRI LANKA BY 168 RUNS. This is Sri Lanka's biggest defeat at home (by runs margin)
21:48 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav dismisses Vishwa Fernando for 5 runs. Sri Lanka 207/9 in 42.3 overs (Target: 376)
21:47 IST: FOUR! Vishwa Fernando sends Kuldeep Yadav towards deep extra cover for a boundary.
21:46 IST: FOUR! Dananjaya sends Bumrah straight down the ground.
21:45 IST: Vishwa Fernando comes to the crease now.
21:44 IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah removes Pushpakumara for 3 runs. Sri Lanka 196/8 in 41.2 overs.
21:36 IST: Two back-to-back LBW appeals from Bumrah and Dhoni. First, it was clearly missing legs and then impact was outside off. Excellent decisions by umpire.
21:30 IST: BIG WICKET! Axar Patel ends Angelo Mathews' stay at 70 runs. Sri Lanka 190/7 in 37.2 overs.
21:17 IST: Akila Dananjaya is the new man at the crease.
21:15 IST: WICKET! Sri Lanka lose their sixth wicket. Wanidu Hasaranga run out (Bumrah/Axar) 22 runs. Sri Lanka 177/6 in 34 overs.
21:13 IST: FOUR! Mathews hits Axar towards long on for a boundary. Excellent shot from him.
21:11 IST: SIX! Hasaranga smashes Axar for a boundary and now a maximum. He is on fire.
21:01 IST: FOUR! Hasanga plays a slog sweep towards deep mid wicket. Excellent shot from him. Sri Lanka 160/5 in 32 overs.
20:59 IST FOUR! Mathews comes down the track and sends the ball towards long off.
20:57 IST: FIFTY! Angelo Mathews brings up his 34th ODI half-century. India 150/5 in 30.5 overs.
20:47 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya dismisses Siriwardana for 39 runs. A thick outside edge. Dhoni takes an easy catch behind the wickets. Pandya exults after taking the wicket. Sri Lanka 141/5 in 28.2 overs.
20:45 IST: SIX! Siriwardana picks the ball nicely and sends it towards deep square leg
20:40 IST: FOUR! Another one from Mathews. This time the ball races towards sweeper covers. Sri Lanka 129/4 in 27 overs.
20:38 IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Hardik Pandya. Angelo Mathews sends the ball towards deep mid wicket.
20:34 IST: FOUR! Siriwardana picks the ball nicely and guides it towards backward square leg. Sri Lanka 119/4 in 25.3 overs.
20:32 IST: 25 overs gone! Sri Lanka 113/4. Milinda Siriwardana 22*, Angelo Mathews 38*.
20:20 IST: SIX! Siriwardana comes down the track and sends the ball sailing over the long-on. Sri Lanka 100/4 in 21 overs.
20:15 IST: Axar Patel comes into the attack.
20:09 IST: FOUR! Short ball from Pandya. Mathews waits till the end and pulls the ball towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. Sri Lanka 84/4 in 17.4 overs.
20:04 IST: Milinds Siriwardana comes to the crease now.
20:02 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya dismisses Thirimanne for 18 runs. Sri Lanka 68/4 in 16 overs.
19:55 IST: FOUR! Angelo Mathews hits back-to-back boundaries off Kohli. Sri Lanka 57/3 in 14 overs.
19:42 IST: Captain Virat Kohli comes into the attack.
19:35 IST: 10 overs gone! Sri Lanka 40/3. Thirimanne 6*, Mathews 1*.
19:29 IST: Angelo Mathews is the new man at the crease.
19:28 IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah removes Munaweera for 11 runs. Sri Lanka 37/3 in 8 overs.
19:25 IST: Another caught behind appeal from Dhoni and Bumrah. Umpire says NOT OUT. Dhoni has asked for a review. And, it's OUT.
19:23 IST: Munaweera is struck on his forearm. He has removed his gloves and is being assisted by the physio.
19:21 IST: FOUR! Munaweera picks the ball nicely and launches it over Bumrah's head. Excellent shot from the Sri Lankan. Sri Lanka 37/2 in 7.3 overs.
19:16 IST: FOUR! Thirimanne finds the gap and sends Shardul towards sweeper cover for a boundary. Sri Lanka 32/2 in 6.3 overs.
19:13 IST: Lahiru Thirimanne is the new man at the crease.
19:12 IST: BIG WICKET! Sri Lanka lose their second wicket. India are celebrating. Kusal Mendis run out (KL Rahul) 1 run. Sri Lanka 26/2 in 5.2 overs.
19:10 IST: 5 overs gone! Sri Lanka 26/1.
19:03 IST: Kusal Mendis is the new man at the crease.
19:01 IST: WICKET! Shardul Thakur gets the breakthrough, Niroshan Dickwella departs for 14 runs. First wicket for Shardul in ODIs. Big moment for him. Sri Lanka 22/1 in 2.4 overs.
18:56 IST: FOUR! Dickwella sends Shardul Thakur towards deep backward square leg for a boundary. Sri Lanka 22/0 in 2.1 overs.
18:52 IST: FOUR! Dickwella guides Bumrah towards deep square leg for a boundary. Sri Lanka 16/0 in 1.3 overs.
18:50 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Sri Lanka. Dickwella uses the pace and flicks the ball towards backward square leg. Sri Lanka 7/0 in 1.2 overs.
18:49 IST: Dickwella and Munaweera will open the batting for Sri Lanka. Shardul Thakur will open the attack for India.
18:48 IST: Hello friends! Welcome to the chase.
18:42 IST: Harbhajan Singh's message for Rohit Sharma
18:11 IST: India 375/5 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka.
Virat Kohli 131
Rohit Sharma 104
Manish Pandey 50*
MS Dhoni 49*
Angelo Mathews 2/24
18:10 IST: FIFTY for Manish Pandey. This is his second fifty in ODIs.
18:06 IST: FOUR! Dhoni welcomes Malinga with a boundary.
18:05 IST: 1 over to go in the innings.
18:04 IST: India 365/5 in 49 overs. This is the highest team total by a team against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
18:03 IST: FOUR! Dhoni stands tall and smashes Vishwa Fernando towards long off for a boundary.
18:00 IST: SIX! That's huge. That's Dhoni's style. He sends Malinga over deep mid wicket region. India 357/5 in 48 overs.
17:57 IST: DROPPED! Dilshan Munaweera drops Dhoni on 26 runs.
17:56 IST: 47 overs gone! India 343/5. Dhoni 25*, Pandey 42*.
17:55 IST: Manish Pandey hits the ball straight down the ground. He will get 2 runs.
17:54 IST: FOUR! Manish Pandey sends Vishwa Fernando towards deep extra cover for a boundary. India 339/5 in 46.3 overs.
17:52 IST: STAT: Dhoni has played his 100th, 200th and 300th ODI matches against Sri Lanka.
17:51 IST: FOUR! Dhoni finds the gap and smashes Malinga for a boundary towards sweeper cover. India 331/5 in 45.5 overs.
17:50 IST: Dhoni smashes the ball hard but finds a fielder.
17:45 IST: FOUR! Clever shot from Manish Pandey. The right-hander opens the blade of the bat, uses the pace and guides the ball towards third man for a boundary. India 323/5 in 45 overs.
17:42 IST: FOUR! Dhoni muscles the ball over pacer Malinga's head for a boundary. Powerful shot from Mahi. India 314/5 in 44 overs.
17:41 IST: Yuvraj Singh's message for MS Dhoni.
Congratulations @msdhoni on a great milestone ! One of the best finishers of the modern game. Go well today— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 31, 2017
17:37 IST: 300 comes up for India. Manish Pandey 21*, MS Dhoni 11*
17:30 IST: FOUR! First boundary for India after 7 overs. Manish Pandey comes forward and flicks the ball towards mid-wicket. India 292/5 in 41.3 overs.
17:19 IST: MS Dhoni comes to the crease now. This is his 300th ODI match. What a moment for the former India captain.
17:18 IST: WICKET! Akila Dananjaya removes KL Rahul for 7. India 274/5 in 37.4 overs
17:11 IST: 36 overs gone! India 265/4.
17:08 IST: Manish Pandey is the new man at the crease.
17:07 IST: WICKET! Angelo Mathews strikes again, dismisses Rohit Sharma for 104 runs. Two back-to-back wickets for Mathews. He is on a hat-trick. India 262/4 in 34.4 overs.
17:05 IST: KL Rahul is the new man at the crease.
17:04 IST: WICKET! Angelo Mathews removes Hardik Pandya for 19. India 262/3 in 34.3 overs.
17:00 IST: FOUR! Rohit opens the face of the bat and guides Malinga towards fine leg for a boundary. India 262/2 in 34 overs.
16:58 IST: CENTURY! Rohit Sharma brings up his 13th ODI hundred. First Indian to hit back-to-back century against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
16:55 IST: Ýou will always remain our captain, says Virat Kohli
16:48 IST: SIX! That's Pandya's special. He leans forward and launches the ball towards deep mid-wicket. India 249/2 in 32.3 overs.
16:42 IST: A loud appeal from Dananjaya. Umpire has raised his finger. The replay shows there is no bat. It's NOT OUT. Pandya is safe.
16:40 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya comes forward and smashes the ball towards long off. India 236/2 in 30.4 overs.
16:38 IST: Fewest one-day internationals to 300 wickets:
171 Brett Lee (Australia)
186 Waqar Younis (Pakistan)
200 McGrath (Australia)
202 Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
203 MALINGA* (Sri Lanka)
208 Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
16:35 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma moves to 90 with a boundary off Malinga towards long on.
16:34 IST: Hardik Pandya is the new man at the crease.
16:33 IST: WICKET! Lasith Malinga ends Virat Kohli's stay at 131. This is Malinga's 300th ODI wicket. What a moment for Malinga. Magnificent knock from Kohli comes to an end. India 225/2 in 29.3 overs.
16:26 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma moves to 86 with a boundary towards long off. India 225/1 in 28.4 overs.
Most runs v Malinga in ODIs:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 31, 2017
16:24 IST: FOUR! Kohli smashes Dananjaya towards deep mid wicket India 221/1 in 28.3 overs.
16:20 IST: FOUR! Juicy full toss from Vishwa Fernando. Virat Kohli sends the Sri Lankan towards long on. India 213/1 in 27.4 overs.
16:12 IST: Hardik Pandya can be seen with his pads on. India aiming for 400 plus?
16:11 IST: SIX! Virat Kohli greets Vishwa Fernando with a huge six towards long on. What a shot from Kohli. India 194/1 in 25.2 overs.
16:07 IST: CENTURY! Virat Kohli brings up his 29th ODI HUNDRED. What an innings by the Indian skipper. He surpasses Sanath Jayasuriya's record of 28 centuries with this ton. The former Sri Lankan batsman scored 28 centuries off 445 ODIs. Kohi is now third batsman to have most centuries in ODIs. He is behind India's Sachin Tendulkar (49 tons) and Australia's Ricky Ponting (30 tons).
16:06 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma is on fire. He launches Pushpakumara over covers.
16:04 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma sends Pushpakumara towards deep backward point.
16:03 IST: Virat Kohli moves to 95. He is just 5 runs short of his 29th ODI century.
15:55 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli moves to 88 runs with a superb boundary off Siriwardana towards long on. India 154/1 in 20.3 overs.
15:50 IST: FOUR! Rohit sends Dananjaya towards square of the wicket. India 144/1 in 19 overs.
15:47 IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings up his 33rd ODI half-century. India 138/1 in 18.3 overs.
15:40 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma drives Dananjaya towards deep extra cover for a boundary. India 132/1 in 17 overs.
15:36 IST: Virat Kohli dances down the track and smashes Pushpakumara over long-on. India 122/1 in 15.4 overs.
15:34 IST: 15 overs gone! India 113/1. Virat Kohli 68*, Rohit Sharma 37*
15:29 IST: SIX! Rohit comes forward and smashes Dananjaya over deep mid wicket. India 102/1 in 14 overs.
15:27 IST: FOUR! Rohit opens the face of the bat and guides Hasaranga towards third man for a boundary. India 91/1 in 13 overs.
15:22 IST: Rohit guides Dananjaya towards backward square leg. He will get a couple. India 81/1 in 11.4 overs.
15:18 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli brings up his 45th ODI half-century.
Kohli gets to fifty in just the 11th over - his fastest in terms of team overs. Prev fastest: 16th over v Pak, Dhaka, 2012 (scored 183).— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 31, 2017
15:16 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli uses the pace and guides the ball towards fine leg for another boundary. Kohli moves to 48 with this shot.
15:11 IST: FOUR! Kohli sends Pushpakumara straight down the ground. Superb shot from the India captain. India 65/1 in 9.4 overs.
15:07 IST: SIX! That's typical Rohit's style. He waits till the end and dispatches the ball over mid wicket region. India 55/1 in 8.5 overs.
15:04 IST: Run out chance for Sri Lanka. Kohli is safe. A superb dive from captain Kohli sees him home.
15:01 IST: FOUR! Rohit sends Angelo Mathews between extra cover and long off for a boundary. India 45/1 in 7 overs.
14:57 IST: 10 runs off Vishwa Fernando's over. India 39/1 in 6 overs.
14:55 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli comes forward and sends Vishwa Fernando towards mid on.
14:51 IST: FOUR! Magnificent wrist work from Kohli. He leans forward and whips the ball towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. India 29/1 in 4.4 overs.
14:49 IST: Former India cricketer Hemang Badani also posted a special message for Dhoni.
14:48 IST: Flurry of boundaries for Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper smashes Vishwa Fernando for three back-to-back boundaries. India 24/1 in 4 overs.
14:45 IST: 5 runs off Malinga's over. India 11/1 in 3 overs.
14:43 IST: India's 300 ODI club:
14:42 IST: Suresh Raina posted a picture with MS Dhoni and wished him with a beautiful message.
14:40 IST: Maiden over from Vishwa Fernando. India 6/1 in 2 overs.
14:39 IST: Virat Kohli is the new batsman at the crease.
14:38 IST: WICKET! Vishwa Fernando strikes, Shikhar Dhawan departs for 4. India 6/1 in 1.3 overs.
14:33 IST: FOUR! Dhawan sends Malinga towards sweeper cover. Beautiful shot from the left-hander.
14:32 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are in the middle, Lasith Malinga to open the attack for Sri Lanka.
14:25 IST: Virat Kohli presents MS Dhoni a memento for his 300th ODI.
14:11 IST: Here's how fans wished the former India captain ahead of his 300th ODI.
14:08 IST: Here's how master blaster Sachin Tendulkar wished MS Dhoni ahead of his 300th ODI.
14:07 IST: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set to play his 300th ODI.
14:00 IST: TOSS: India captain Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to bat against Sri Lanka.
13:55 IST: Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage from the fourth ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo.
When the One-day International series with Sri Lanka was in its initial stages, the focus on Mahendra Singh Dhoni was more about his future, with conjectures on whether he was close to the end of his career.
But as the series progressed, two undefeated match-winning innings, combined with some fluent work behind the stumps have effectively silenced all those voices.
Now, with the 4th ODI of the series to be played on Thursday, the focus is on two landmarks that the veteran is closing in on - 100 stumpings in ODIs and 73 not out innings in the same format, which will both be world records.