Virat Kohli led the way with a century as India became the first visiting country to inflict a 5-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka with a six-wicket win in the final ODI of the series at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

Earlier, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 238 runs, courtsey a brilliant five-fer from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Apart from Angelo Mathews and Thirimanne, no other Sri Lankan batsman could hold their ground for long as their wickets fell like a pack of cards.

Chasing a small total of 239, India too got off to a shaky start losing their openers Rahane and Sharma early. Kohli and Pandey took charge of the situation from there and put up a stand of 99 runs before Pandey fell to Pushpakumara for 36. India re-grouped once again as Kohli and Jadhav engaged in another partnership to guide India towards an easy victory. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was adjudged Man of the Match for his first five-wicket haul in ODIs, while Jasprit Bumrah took home the Man of the Series trophy.

A look at the scoreboard:

Sri Lanka:

Niroshan Dickwella c & b Bhuvneshwar 2
Upul Tharanga c Dhoni b Bumrah 48
Dilshan Munaweera c Kohli b Bhuvneshwar 4
Lahiru Thirimanne b Bhuvneshwar 67
Angelo Mathews c Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 55
Milinda Siriwardana c Thakur b Bhuvneshwar 18
Wanidu Hasaranga run out 9
Akila Dananjaya st Dhoni b Chahal 4
Malinda Pushpakumara b Bumrah 8
Vishwa Fernando not out 7
Lasith Malinga c Rahul b Bhuvneshwar 2
Extras: 14

Total: (in 49.4 overs) 238 all out

Fall of wickets: 14-1 (Niroshan Dickwella, 2.6 overs), 40-2 (Dilshan Munaweera, 6.2), 63-3 (Upul Tharanga, 9.2), 185-4 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 38.5), 194-5 (Angelo Mathews, 41.1), 205-6 (Wanidu Hasaranga, 43), 212-7 (Akila Dananjaya, 44.6), 228-8 (Malinda Pushpakumara, 46.5), 228-9 (Milinda Siriwardana, 47.2), 238-10 (Lasith Malinga, 49.4)


Bhuvneshwar Kumar 9.4-0-42-5
Shardul Thakur 6-0-48-0
Jasprit Bumrah 10-0-45-2
Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-40-1
Kedar Jadhav 4-0-20-0
Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-36-1


Rohit Sharma c Pushpakumara b Fernando 16
Ajinkya Rahane c Munaweera b Malinga 5
Virat Kohli not out 110
Manish Pandey c Tharanga b Pushpakumara 36
Kedar Jadhav c Dickwella b Hasaranga 63
Mahendra Singh Dhoni not out 1
Extras: 8

Total: (in 46.3 overs) 239/4

Fall of Wickets: 17-1 (Ajinkya Rahane, 4.4 overs), 29-2 (Rohit Sharma, 7.3), 128-3 (Manish Pandey, 25.1), 237-4 (Kedar Jadhav, 46.1)


Lasith Malinga 8-1-35-1
Vishwa Fernando 7-0-40-1
Akila Dananjaya 10-0-49-0
Angelo Mathews 3-0-14-0
Malinda Pushpakumara 10-0-40-1
Milinda Siriwardana 4-0-28-0
Wanidu Hasaranga 4.3-0-29-1



10: 14 PM IST | Victory! India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to clinch the series 5-0 

10: 12 PM IST | OUT! Jadhav departs for 63! No scare though, India almost have a win in their kitty now. 

10: 08 PM IST | India 230/3; Kohli 104(113), Jadhav 61 (68)

India just nine runs away from the target of 239. 

10: 02 PM IST | Virat Kohli brings up his 30th ODI ton! What a beauty of an innings it has been from the captain. With this knock, Kohli has levelled with former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who also has 30 centuries.

09: 52 PM IST | 40 overs bowled; India 209/3; Jadhav 50 (51) Kohli 96 (1)

Jadhav has completed his second fifty in ODIs off Malinga’s delivery, Kohli too inching towards a much-deserved century. Sri Lankan hopes seem to be fading away. 

09: 30 PM IST | 35 overs bowled;  India 178/3;  Kohli 83 (85), Jadhav 32 (36)

Match gradually tilting towards India’s favour with another partnership — this time between Kohli and Jadhav. Extra ordinary effort required from Lankans here to keep the match somewhat alive. 

09: 10 PM IST| 30 overs bowled; India 147/3;  Kohli 70 (71), Jadhav 14 (20) 

Jadhav walks in to bat after fall of Pandey’s wicket. Kohli is still in the middle playing a fine innings. India need 99 more and still have seven wickets in the kitty. 

09: 00 PM IST | WICKET! Pandey attempts a slog sweep, Tharanga catches the ball at mid wicket to break up the 99-run partnership. 

MK Pandey c Tharanga b Pushpakumara 36 (53b 2×4 0x6) SR: 67.92

08: 57 PM IST | 25 overs bowled; India 100/2;  Kohli 65 (62), Pandey 36 (52)

Kohli has completed his 45th ODI fifty and what an innings it has been from the captain, truly leading from the front! 

08: 41 PM IST |  20 overs bowled; India 100/2;  Kohli 46 (47), Pandey 27 (37)

100 comes up for India! Kohli & Pandey looking strong in the middle, Lankans looking clueless now, they desperately need a wicket here to stop the Indian juggernaut from rolling towards another easy victory.  

08: 26 PM IST | 15 overs bowled; India 53/2;  Kohli 31 (32), Pandey 16 (22)

Strong partnership brewing between two Indian batsmen at the crucial juncture.  And now time for some trivia, if India go on to a register a victory from here, they will be the first team to clean sweep a bilateral ODI series on Lankan land. 


08: 05 PM IST | 10 overs bowled; India 53/2;  Kohli 19 (15), Pandey 9 (13)

After losing both the openers early, India  will be looking to steady the ship. The total is small, India just need to play it safe here. 

07: 50 PM IST | WICKET! Rohit Sharma departs for 16. A beautiful catch by Pushpakumara at short fine leg sends Rohit back. 

RG Sharma c Pushpakumara b Fernando 16 (20b 1×4 0x6) SR: 80.00

07: 39 PM IST |  5 overs bowled; India 17/1; Sharma 12 (13), Kohli 0(0)

Captain Kohli walks in to bat following Rahane’s dismissal. Malinga sent Rahane back with a quality bouncer which jumped onto Rahane’s body.  

AM Rahane c Munaweera b Malinga 5 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

07: 25 PM IST| Sri Lanka pick up first wicket! Rahane goes for 5. 

07: 15 PM IST| Welcome back after the innings break! We are all set for the Indian chase. Rahane and Sharma will start off the proceedings for Indians. Malinga with new ball. Let the action begin! 

06: 35 PM IST | Lanka all out for 238! This is Kumar’s first 5-wicket haul in ODIs. See you after the break! 

SL Malinga c sub (KL Rahul) b Kumar 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

06: 29 PM IST | Siriwardana is new victim of Bhuvi’s bowling! This is Kumar’s fourth wicket in the match. 

TAM Siriwardana c Thakur b Kumar 18 (13b 1×4 1×6) SR: 138.46

06: 25 PM ISTPushpakumara is out! Bumrah with the wicket. 

PM Pushpakumara b Bumrah 8 (8b 0x4 1×6) SR: 100.00

06 :18 PM IST 45 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 212/7; TAM Siriwardana 10 (8)

India have made a brilliant comeback into the game by virtue of quick wickets. Lankan batting falling apart once again! This has been the story of this series so far. It would be interesting to see if Lankans manage to cross the 250-run mark. 

06: 10 PM IST | Dananjaya is stumped by Dhoni. This is MS Dhoni’s 100th stumping in effect. Sri Lankans collapsing like a pack of cards! 

A Dananjaya st †Dhoni b Chahal 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

06:09 PM IST | India are back into the game. de Silva is run out for 9. Sri Lanka sailing towards troubled waters.  

PWH de Silva run out 9 (9b 1×4 0x6) SR: 100.00

06: 00 PM IST | Mathews is OUT! Yadav get the wicket. 

AD Mathews c †Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 55 (98b 4×4 0x6) SR: 56.12

05:52 PM IST | 40 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 189/4; Siriwardana 0(1), Mathews 52(86)

India have got the much-needed wicket of Thirimanne, pressure back on LankansSiriwardana is the new batsman in. Huge responsibility on Mathews’ shoulders now to guide SL to a big target. 

05:47 PM IST| Thirimanne is OUT for 67! Much-needed wicket for India. 

HDRL Thirimanne b Kumar 67 (102b 3×4 1×6) SR: 65.68

05:41 PM IST| 50 for Mathews! Mathews completes his 35th ODI half century. This is his eighth 50 against India and second in the current series. 

05: 32 PM IST| 35 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 168/3;  Thirimanne 58(93), Mathews 45(72)

Mathews is also inching towards his 50, Thirimanne already going strong. Indian bowling not really making much impact here! 

05: 26 PM IST | Drinks on the field! 

34 over bowled; Sri Lanka 164/3; Thirimanne 55(90), Mathews 44(69)

05: 19 PM IST | Thirimanne brings up his 18th ODI half century with a single off Jadhav’s bowling. This is Thirimanne’s  second 50 in this series. 

05: 10 PM IST | 30 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 148/3;  Thirimanne 47(76), Mathews 36(59)

Solid partnership between the two Sri Lankan batsmen Thirimanne and Mathews. India would like to get a break through here to put some pressure back on Lanka and restrain them from putting up a big total. 

04: 49 PM IST | 25 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 130/3; Thirimanne 37(59), Mathews 31(46)

Half of Sri Lankan innings is over and they Thirimanne and Mathews are still on the pitch despite some lovely bowling by Kuldeep Yadav and Chahar.

Both the spinners have managed to get sharp turn out of the rough patch. Shardul, who had a very impressive last game has been a little expensive today.

04: 32 PM IST | 20 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 110/3; Thirimanne 27(46), Mathews 22(29)

Both Mathews and Thirimanne are doing a fabulous job of hanging around. The best part is that they are not going after every ball and are busy rotating the strike. Only if more of Lankan batsmen, back in the hut would have done that!

Virat Kohli has brought Kedar Jadhav in the attack and we know he does that when the batsmen are playing well.


16 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 94/3; Thirimanne 16(32), Mathews 17(19)

04: 08 PM IST | 15 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 88/3; Thirimanne 15(29), Mathews 12(15)

It is fascinating to see how Bunmrah has grown as a bowler over the years. He has the ability to surprise the batsmen, even on a batting friendly track like this one.

Both Thirimanne and Mathews are in the middle. One of them has to bat till late in the innings if Sri Lanka wants to put a strong total on the board against the formidable Indian batting line-up.

03: 50 PM IST | 10 overs bowled; Sri Lanka 64/3; Thirimanne 3(13), Mathews 1(2)

Sri Lanka is scoring at a very good rate, but they are regularly losing wickets as well. Someone needs to take a deep breath and hang on.

03: 45 PM IST | WICKET! Bumrah joins the party. Tharanga c Dhoni b Bumrah 48(34); Sri Lanka 63/3

Just when Tharanga was flying with boundaries across the ground, Jasprit gets rid of him. Good length ball gets the thin edge off Tharanga’s bat, easy picking for Dhoni behind the stump. Sri Lanka loses third wicket.

03: 22 PM IST | WICKET! Munaweera c Kohli b Bhuvneshwar 4(5); Sri Lanka 40/1

Pressure pays off, Munaweera 4(5) departs; an easy catch for Virat Kohli at short mid-off. That was irresponsible of him after getting a FOUR of the first ball in a similar way; again not convincing.

This time, Bhuvi kept it in the length area, Munaweera gets the ball at top edge. Landslide continues for Sri Lanka

03: 20 PM IST | 5 overs bowled, Sri Lanka 28/1; Munaweera 0(3), Tharanga 21(21)

03: 13 PM IST | WICKET! 3 overs bowled, Sri Lanka 14/1; Tharanga 12(12)

Bhuvneshwar gets rid of dangerous Dickwella (Caught&Bowled)

Just as Dickwella appeared to have found the touch, a slow ball does the damage. He wanted to chip that one, unable to pick the knuckle ball.

Knuckle ball, remember how Bhuvi wrecked havoc on batsmen during IPL last season. What an effective weapon to have in the weaponry.

03: 12 PM IST | A very silent outing for both the teams so far. Indian bowlers are keeping it straight and simple on the wicket, Sri Lankan openers are happy to play the waiting game. A good contest for patience!

02: 50 PM IST | Bith the Sri Lankan openers Dickwella and Tharanga are at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling attack for India. 

Opportunity for India to give Sri Lanka their worst whitewash at their home; good thing, they are favourites too!

02: 40 AM IST | TOSS TIME!

Sri Lankan captain Upal Tharanga has won the toss and elected to bat against India in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

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