India Register Convincing Win, Series Whitewash Over Lanka

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It was skipper Virat Kohli who scored his 30th one-day worldwide century to lead India to victory after Sri Lanka had put a target of 239 runs while batting first. India had earlier beaten Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Test series.

Indian cricket team players pose with the trophy after their win over Sri Lanka in the fifth and last one-day worldwide cricket match between Sri Lanka and India at The R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 3, 2017. But for the fourth ODI, he made three changes, bringing in Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal respectively.

This also puts the spotlight on KL Rahul who was given a middle-order role in the current ODI series, specifically keeping the preparation for the next World Cup in mind.

"I think that's one thing that we addressed before this series and it's really helped us come out here and play how we wanted to play and not let complacency get to us at any stage".

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2 - This was the India captain's 8th ODI century against Sri Lanka, the most by any batsman against Sri Lanka (on par with Sachin Tendulkar's 8 tons). Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had not taken a single wicket in the series so far, took five wickets in the match. He had taken career-best figures of 5 for 27 in the third ODI in Pallekele, and claimed the Player-of-the-Series prize for those efforts.

1 - Virat Kohli has now scored 4 ODI centuries in 2017, which is the most by any batsman in the year. They neither won any Test match nor managed achieve victory in 50-overs format series.

We are already pretty much aware of the kind of following the both has in Indian cricket fraternity.

Virat Kohli moves level with Ricky Ponting! Instead it was Ajinkya Rahane (No. 27) opening with Rohit Sharma (No. 45).

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This was India's second 5-0 whitewash in an away ODI series with Kohli's men having blanked Zimbabwe in 2013. "We were not up to the standard", said Sri Lankan skipper Upul Tharanga.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first wicketkeeper to get a 100 stumpings in ODIs.

Sri Lanka failed to kick-on after Mathews and Thirimanne's record stand. The India national cricket team is high on confidence and they should be able to carry the same momentum into today's match too.

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