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As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI

Virat Kohli brought up his 21st century in style as he single-handedly took India home after Sri Lanka put up a formidable total on board.

Cricketnext Staff |November 16, 2014, 1:04 PM IST
As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI

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PLAYING XIs:

INDIA: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni

SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ajantha Mendis, Shaminda Eranga, Lahiru Gamage

TEAM NEWS: India have decided to rest Raina to bring in Jadhav, while Ashwin returns in place of Umesh. India lead the series 5-0.

TOSS: Sri Lanka decided to bat.

PRE-MATCH: A series which has gone in India's favour right from the beginning does not promise much of a contest in the final ODI at Ranchi on Sunday, apart from a few personal milestones and changes in the top half of the ICC ODI rankings.

India have already overtaken No. 1 ODI rank from Australia with 116 rating points, one ahead of the Aussies down to second now after India took a 4-0 lead over Sri Lanka in the ongoing series. So a win in the final match will further strengthen India's hold at the top.

Virat Kohli has had a phenomenal run in the one-dayers as a captain. A series whitewash against Sri Lanka would make him the only Indian captain to win with a margin of 5-0 second time around, the first of which came away in Zimbabwe.


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