Match Over - India won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 03 Sep 2017, 11:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: B Kumar


  • Umpire1: REJ Martinesz
  • Umpire2: JS Wilson
  • Third Umpire: PR Reiffel



Overs: 49.4 / 50.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 46.3 / 50.0


10.41pm That's it from the ODI series. Thanks for joining us. We'll see you soon for the next one. On behalf of Shashank and Ranjith - good night.

Virat Kohli: It's quite amazing to have won the series 5-0. We always thought the shorter format is going to be much more challenging. The youngsters and the spunk on the field has worked for us. All round, it's been a complete series for us. We've been playing some good ricket. We didn't win three games in the shorter format before this, and now we have six in a row including the West Indies series.

Jasprit Bumrah, Man of the Series: It's always a dream to play Test cricket, but I'll wait for my chance. It was my first visit to Sri Lanka and I'm glad I did well. I was focussing on my preparation, I had time to rest and it makes you hungry. It's been a long journey with Malinga and I've learnt a lot. I just want to learn and become a better bowler.

Upul Tharanga: It is a very difficult time for us. We were not up to the standard. It was a good toss to win. We lost a few early wickets. Thirimanne and Mathews had a good partnership. One stage we were looking for 260-270. Unfortunately we collapsed again. We have to improve all three departments, especially our batting. We couldn't get those big scores in all five games. We lost a few main players, but still as a captain I feel we didn't play to our standard.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Man of the Match: Wasn't among the wickets in the first few matces. When wickets came, they came in the form of a five-for so I'm happy. We wanted to bowl more slower balls to these batsmen based on our analysis of them. Whenever I went in, I just wanted to do well. There's no point to prove to anyone.

10.15 pm Apt that Kohli ends this long list of ODI stereotypes. Another Indian win over Sri Lanka, another series triumph, another hundred in another chase. It's become too easy to call. Five-nil. Test whitewash followed by ODI whitewash. Sri Lanka thoroughly throttled. A humdrum finish. A stroll to mark how easy it has been. Even Jadhav didn't feel hurried towards the end, bringing out pokes and nudges to stay in there as long as he could. The presentation shortly.

46.3PWH de Silva to V Kohli, 1 run, tossed up at off stump, driven past the bowler to long-off to bring up the 5-0 whitewash.
46.2PWH de Silva to MS Dhoni, 1 run, short and wide, chopped to sweeper cover. Smiles at the other end, he won't get to to finish this.

Sunil Pillai: "I think fitness levels also have a lot to do with getting more 100s. Its not easy to stay on the field in all weather conditions with all the gear on for long periods of time and score at a high pace as well. "
Anshul : "Not taking any credit off from kohli, he is a legend, but the comptition between ball and bat has been drastically changed sing the last decade... Its more of a batters game now."
Dev Kapur: "@Yousuf Simple reason : No Warne, Murali, McGrath, Ambrose, Walsh, Donald, Wasim, Waqar, Kumble, Saqlain, Lee, Akhtar, ...."
Vipul : "Full respect to Kohli's talent and stats, but the quality of bowling I feel has deteriorated post mid-2000s. Yousuf, that could be another reason. "

46.1PWH de Silva to KM Jadhav, OUT, No run, caught behind. Short and spinning away from off. Looks to nudge it past short third man, but only manages a tickle through to Dickwella who takes a neat catch.
End of over 46. 7 runs this over. 237/3 after 276 balls.
KM Jadhav 63 (72b 7x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 4-0-28-0
V Kohli 109 (115b 9x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 4 runs this over. 230/3 after 270 balls.
V Kohli 104 (113b 8x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 10-0-49-0
KM Jadhav 61 (68b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Yousuf: "Hi Varun, can u give me ONE specific reason why the likes of kohli and amla are getting more hundreds than people who played a decade earlier like SRT and Pointing. " --- It's hard to say in one line. Hitting has evolved, pitches have gotten better.

End of over 44. 3 runs this over. 226/3 after 264 balls.
KM Jadhav 59 (66b 7x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 3-0-21-0
V Kohli 102 (109b 8x4 0x6 ) more

Siddharth: "How many of those 30 centuries are against Sri Lanka ?" --- Eight. Equal with Tendulkar.

Swagatam: "30 ODI hundreds at age 28. Joins Ponting, in less than half the matches. Personally, never have been the biggest fan of Mr. Kohli but these stats are staggering."

End of over 43. 6 runs this over. 223/3 after 258 balls.
KM Jadhav 58 (62b 7x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 9-0-45-0
V Kohli 100 (107b 8x4 0x6 ) more

Richard Wesley: "#Virat Kohli! You beauty!! Only one man in the whole world, the #Master, has achieved more!!!"
Manosh: "Kohli master in chasing and with todays 100 he is also chasing other records to be top in the list of 100s"
Ankit: "Another Day.Another Chase.Another HUndred.Another Record.Now Get Over It."

End of over 42. 3 runs this over. 216/3 after 251 balls.
KM Jadhav 52 (56b 6x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 2-0-17-0
V Kohli 99 (106b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 4 runs this over. 213/3 after 246 balls.
KM Jadhav 51 (54b 6x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 8-1-35-1
V Kohli 98 (103b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 3 runs this over. 209/3 after 240 balls.
V Kohli 96 (101b 8x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 10-0-40-1
KM Jadhav 49 (50b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 7 runs this over. 206/3 after 233 balls.
KM Jadhav 48 (48b 6x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 7-1-31-1
V Kohli 94 (96b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 6 runs this over. 199/3 after 228 balls.
KM Jadhav 43 (44b 5x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 9-0-37-1
V Kohli 93 (95b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 8 runs this over. 193/3 after 222 balls.
KM Jadhav 38 (40b 4x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 6-1-24-1
V Kohli 92 (93b 8x4 0x6 ) more

Thanks, Shashank. Kohli on 999 ODI runs for the year.

Right, India are back on cruise control. To help you cruise to conclusion is Varun Shetty

End of over 36. 7 runs this over. 185/3 after 216 balls.
V Kohli 89 (90b 8x4 0x6 ) PWH de Silva 4-0-27-0
KM Jadhav 33 (37b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Kohli has become the 100th player to score 10,000 List-A runs. His average is second highest among them behind Bevan (57.86).

End of over 35. 4 runs this over. 178/3 after 210 balls.
V Kohli 83 (85b 7x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 7-0-40-1
KM Jadhav 32 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 9 runs this over. 174/3 after 204 balls.
KM Jadhav 30 (34b 3x4 0x6 ) PWH de Silva 3-0-20-0
V Kohli 81 (81b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 165/3 after 198 balls.
KM Jadhav 26 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 6-0-36-1
V Kohli 76 (77b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 6 runs this over. 162/3 after 192 balls.
KM Jadhav 25 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 8-0-31-1
V Kohli 74 (75b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 9 runs this over. 156/3 after 186 balls.
V Kohli 74 (75b 6x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 8-0-39-0
KM Jadhav 19 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Ritvik: "Why everyone is talking about batting options India has, don't you think bowling options are more important and bowling is the department India has been weak in. And I think Indian bowling hasn't been given a true test." Sure, the quality of opposition means the bowling hasn't been tested in this series. It sure was at the Champions Trophy. Hopefully will be tested much more against Australia

End of over 30. 1 runs this over. 147/3 after 180 balls.
V Kohli 70 (71b 6x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 7-0-25-1
KM Jadhav 14 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 6 runs this over. 146/3 after 174 balls.
KM Jadhav 13 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 7-0-30-0
V Kohli 70 (67b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 1 runs this over. 140/3 after 168 balls.
KM Jadhav 9 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 6-0-24-1
V Kohli 68 (65b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 7 runs this over. 139/3 after 162 balls.
KM Jadhav 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) PWH de Silva 2-0-11-0
V Kohli 67 (64b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 4 runs this over. 132/3 after 156 balls.
KM Jadhav 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 5-0-23-1
V Kohli 66 (63b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 4 runs this over. 128/2 after 150 balls.
MK Pandey 36 (52b 2x4 0x6 ) PWH de Silva 1-0-4-0
V Kohli 65 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Pradeep D: "Virat Kohli is the last man you would expect any mercy on a cricket field, SL aren't getting any just like Indian bowlers didn't get much from Sanath Jayasuriya."

End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 124/2 after 144 balls.
V Kohli 64 (59b 6x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 4-0-19-0
MK Pandey 33 (49b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 14 runs this over. 122/2 after 138 balls.
V Kohli 63 (58b 6x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 1-0-14-0
MK Pandey 32 (44b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 4 runs this over. 108/2 after 132 balls.
MK Pandey 32 (44b 2x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 3-0-17-0
V Kohli 49 (52b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 4 runs this over. 104/2 after 126 balls.
MK Pandey 29 (41b 2x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 6-0-24-0
V Kohli 48 (49b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 7 runs this over. 100/2 after 120 balls.
MK Pandey 27 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 2-0-13-0
V Kohli 46 (47b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 93/2 after 114 balls.
MK Pandey 22 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 5-0-20-0
V Kohli 44 (45b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 6 runs this over. 88/2 after 108 balls.
MK Pandey 22 (31b 1x4 0x6 ) PM Pushpakumara 1-0-6-0
V Kohli 39 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 82/2 after 102 balls.
V Kohli 34 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-15-0
MK Pandey 21 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Drinks have been taken. Kohli is looking antsy. This period is Sri Lanka's best chance at pegging India back. Shashank will call the sequence.

Prathik Roy: "This might be the best thing to happen to Pandey. He gets a chance to play a match winning knock and it doesn't hurt that you have the captain at the other end. Additionally, I feel Pandey is a better limited overs batsman than Rahane is as he is proactive and doesn't get bogged down in the middle. "

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 79/2 after 96 balls.
MK Pandey 20 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) AD Mathews 3-0-14-0
V Kohli 32 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Anmol: "I am a little surprised that a player of Pandey's quality has played only 14 ODIs so far. Surely he is India's best bet for the number 4 slot?" --- Don't forget Yuvraj pretty much held that position

End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 74/2 after 90 balls.
V Kohli 31 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-12-0
MK Pandey 16 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 70/2 after 84 balls.
V Kohli 28 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) AD Mathews 2-0-9-0
MK Pandey 15 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 67/2 after 78 balls.
MK Pandey 14 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-8-0
V Kohli 26 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 63/2 after 72 balls.
MK Pandey 13 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) AD Mathews 1-0-6-0
V Kohli 23 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Arup: "I remember a time when they were playing together for RCB, Pandey used to open the innings and Kohli batted at 6 or 7 in that star-studded batting lineup.."

End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 57/2 after 66 balls.
MK Pandey 9 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-4-0
V Kohli 21 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Davis: "While I appreciate Kohli shuffling to counter the movement, its also one of the reasons why he fell against Amir in the Champions Trophy. He needs to be a touch more cautious before trying to excessively play legside. "

End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 49/2 after 59 balls.
V Kohli 15 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 5-0-29-1
MK Pandey 7 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

So far, Kohli has shuffled well across against Fernando who is trying to cramp him. He's using that to pick up runs on the leg side

End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 40/2 after 54 balls.
V Kohli 8 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 5-1-16-1
MK Pandey 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Sooryanarayanan: "Perfect opportunity for Manish to make that number 4 spot his own. IMO Pandey can even bat at three, but then there is that man at the non-striker's end."

"Malinga! Malinga!" ringing around the stadium

End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 34/2 after 48 balls.
MK Pandey 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 4-0-20-1
V Kohli 7 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rohan: "Terrible shot by Rohit. Not responsible at all given the short batting lineup of Ind today."

Fernando is extracting some bounce right now

End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 28/1 after 42 balls.
RG Sharma 16 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 4-1-10-1
V Kohli 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

ARINDAM SAHA: "I have no problem with Umpire's call. But the margins of Umpire's call are still ridiculous. Surely 45% of the ball hitting needs to be deemed OUT. I'd put the margin at 33%- that seems fair."

End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 23/1 after 35 balls.
RG Sharma 14 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 3-0-17-0
V Kohli 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 17/1 after 30 balls.
RG Sharma 12 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 3-1-6-1
V Kohli 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Faf: "Surely 'Umpire's Call' is not to protect the umpires but to a way to get around the slight inaccuracies in the hawk eye technology in predicting the path of the ball?"

Kapil Choudhary: "How is the Rahane decision "another fantastic decision" ?? That ball wasn't clipping leg, it was hitting leg pretty dead on...about 45% of that ball was hitting leg. Would you have said "another fantastic decision" even if the umpire had given it out and India reviewed it ?? That was an example of why the umpire's call needs to be gotten rid off in DRS. It was the kind of decision that the ICC uses to pad up its umpire stats. And this is coming from an Indian fan.." --- I would, actually. The umpire has two options, and he needs to be confident when picking one of them. On two occasions today, he's gotten it right. We can live with these margins.

End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 15/0 after 24 balls.
RG Sharma 11 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 2-0-11-0
AM Rahane 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Prabodh: "Tons of courage is needed to take such decisions now-a-days. I remember one Simon Taufel who took such kinds of brilliant, brave and absolutely correct decisions even before DRS was implemented. #Legend"

End of over 3.  A maiden over! 7/0 after 18 balls.
AM Rahane 3 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 2-1-4-0
RG Sharma 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 7/0 after 12 balls.
AM Rahane 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 1-0-3-0
RG Sharma 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Gaurav: "Since when will those reviews which result in umpire's call not result in losing a review?" ---- October 1st.

End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 6 balls.
AM Rahane 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 1-0-4-0
RG Sharma 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

One slip has come out already. Short cover in place instead.

RG SharmaC PM Pushpakumara B MVT Fernando16201080
AM RahaneC EMDY Munaweera B SL Malinga5170029.41
V Kohlinot out 1101169094.83
MK PandeyC WU Tharanga B PM Pushpakumara36532067.92
KM JadhavC N Dickwella B PWH de Silva63737086.3
MS Dhoninot out 1100100
JJ Bumrah -
YS Chahal -
Kuldeep Yadav -
B Kumar -
SN Thakur -
Total 239/4
SL Malinga8.013514.38
MVT Fernando7.004015.71
A Dananjaya10.004904.9
AD Mathews3.001404.67
PM Pushpakumara10.004014
TAM Siriwardana4.002807
PWH de Silva4.302916.44