Colombo, August 4: Three records were made by Indian cricket team in a match that was played against Sri Lanka on Sunday in Colombo. India becomes a first visiting country to inflict a 5-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka, while former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had become the first wicketkeeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals. On the other side, Skipper Virat Kohli’s century lifted him to joint second in the all-time list with Australia’s Ricky Ponting, leaving only Sachin Tendulkar (49 centuries) ahead.
Notably, Indian team registered a comprehensive win by six-wickets against Sri Lanka in the 5th and final ODI that was played in Colombo on Sunday. Skipper Virat Kohli’s sensational century and Bhubaneshwar Kumar’s gritty performance with the ball led the Indian team to become a 1st visiting country to inflict 5-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka.
Skipper Virat Kohli made unbeaten 110. The stage was set by Kohli and Manish Pandey who scored 36 with a 99-run stand for the third wicket. Kohli got able support from Kedar Jadhav who made 63. Their partnership added 109 runs for the fourth wicket. Earlier for India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the highest wicket-taker with a tally of 5 for 42. Electing to bat, the hosts were all for 238 in 49.4 overs.
Former skipper MS Dhoni, in great form with the bat as well as gloves, completed a record 100 stumpings in ODI cricket. The 36-year-old achieved the unique landmark when he stumped Akila Dananjaya off the bowling of leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Dhoni had claimed the record earlier in the series, after going past Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara.
India had, earlier, also whitewashed the 3-match Test series. They will conclude the tour on Wednesday after the lone Twenty-20 match to be played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Match will start at seven PM.