India humiliates Sri Lanka to a whitewash

India defeated Sri Lanka in the final ODI of the bilateral series at R Premdasa Stadium at Colombo.

Sri Lanka scored 239 in their stipulated time with half centuries from Thirimanne and Mathews, but a brilliant haul from man of the match, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar restricted the Lankans to a modest total of 238.

India’s start to their inning was shaky as they were down by two wickets at 29 runs. But Kohli’s 30th hundred helped India chase down the target with relative ease. This hundred makes him join Ricky Ponting in the list of number of ODI centuries.

MS Dhoni incidentally passed a career milestone when he stumped Akila Dananjaya which is his 100th in one day international. He is the first wicketkeeper to achieve this feat surpassing Still Lankan Kumar Sangakara.

This was India’s second away whitewash in an ODI series with Kohli’s men having blanked Zimbabwe in 2013.

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