Skipper Kohli, Rohit Sharma’s sensational knock of centuries led India to thrash Sri Lanka in fourth ODI
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 01-Sep-2017

Colombo, September 1: Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s sensational knock of centuries provided Indian team to register a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI which was played in Colombo on Thursday. India has taken an unbeatable lead of 4-0 in the 5 match ODI series. However, India dented Sri Lanka's chances of a direct World Cup qualification.

 

Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit centuries to help India post 375-5 after they won the toss and elected to bat at the R. Premadasa Stadium. The final flourish was provided by comeback man Manish Pandey who scored 50 of 42 balls and MS Dhoni scored 49 of 42.


MS Dhoni also achieved a memorable milestone of 300 ODIs. Sri Lankan bowler including Lasith Malinga and Vishwa Fernando was able to get 1-1 wicket each. On the other side, Sri Lanka never looked like getting close to India's massive total and could only manage 207 all out in 42.4 overs with Angelo Mathews' 70-run knock being the sole noteworthy batting performance.

India made three changes in the playing eleven Manish Pandey who scored a half century, Kuldeep Yadav picked up 2 wickets while Shardul Thakur got 1 wicket, who finally made his international debut after getting a maiden call-up more than a year ago.


Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah’s 5 wicket haul and Rohit Sharma’s sensational knock of the century led Indian cricket team to register a commanding win over Sri Lanka in the third ODI which was played in Pallekele. Also, India won the test series three-nil against Sri Lanka.