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India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Virat, Rohit Tons Help India Beat Sri Lanka by 168 Runs

Cricketnext Staff |Cricketnext | Updated: September 1, 2017, 8:58 AM IST

4th ODI, R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 31 August, 2019

Toss won by India (decided to bat)

India beat Sri Lanka by 168 runs

Man of the Match: Virat Kohli



WICKET: Lasith Malinga clean bowled for a duck by Kuldeep Yadav. India win the match by 168 runs, Sri Lanka's biggest defeat at home in ODIs in terms of margin of runs


WICKET: Kuldeep Yadav finally gets his first wicket of the day as he scalps Vishwa Fernando for 5. The right hander hits the ball straight into the hands of the bowler who an easy catch. Sri Lanka lose their ninth wicket.


WICKET: Malinda Pushpakumara is the latest Sri Lankan batsman to depart, caught at thirdman off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah. Sri Lanka 196/8


WICKET: Mathews attempts another big shot and fails to comments. He is caught by Shardul Thakur and goes back for 70. Sri Lanka 190/7 now


FOUR: Axar Patel bowls it short and Mathew sweeps it to the boundary


Angelo Mathews is throwing almost everything that he has now. The required rate has climbed up to unattainable levels now


India have effected the most run outs in ODIs in 2017 (16), while SL have suffered the most run outs (17) 


OUT: Hasaranga went for a suicidal run and paid the price for it with his wicket. Hasaranga opted for a run when the ball went towards Bumrah, who was fielding at long on. The pacer hit the stumps directly and Hasanranga was out of his crease. Lanka lose their sixth now.


Angelo Mathews now joins the party as he he too hits a boundary. The right hander goes down on one knee and bludgeons the ball towards the deep mid wicket region for a boundary.


Boundaries: Hasaranga seems to have decided that they wont win the match with the help of ones and twos. The right hander hits back to back boundaries to put the pressure on Axar Patel. The first one went towards the mid wicket region while the second one was straight over the bowler's head.


Sri Lanka's current run rate is around 4.88 and the required rates is over 12 and they have only five wickets left. The hosts will need a miracle to turn the match in their favour from here on.


Balls taken to reach 50, this match: -

  • Kohli: 38 balls
  • Pandey: 42 balls
  • Rohit: 45 balls
  • Mathews: 61 balls

35: fifty-plus scores for Angelo Mathews in ODIs: However he’s only converted one to a century.


Shardul Thakur has been really impressive in his debut match. He has bowled with vigour and pace and hasn't been afraid of experimenting with teh short deliveries and even the slower ones


BOUNDARY: Bowled short and Hasaranga hits that over the mid-wicket region. Axar Patel has been pretty ordinary today, the ball has not spun and his length has been very inconsistent


FIFTY: Angelo Mathews brings up his half-century. The only player with world class reputation in this team, with the exception of Lasith Malinga. Once again fighting a lone battle


BOUNDARY: Angelo Mathews attacks the bowlers and hits it through the long on area for a boundary. The Sri Lankans need to show some urgency if they are serious about chasing this target


Overs 11-20 comparison: -

  • India: 81/0
  • Sri Lanka: 51/1

Second 50 comparison: -

  • India: 24 balls
  • Sri Lanka: 45 balls

WICKET: Hardik Pandya gets his man, Siriwardana flashes hard outside the off stump, gets an edge and departs for 39, Sri Lanka 141/5


SIX: Milinda Siriwardana clips that over the tboundary onthe on side and that's a maximum


BOUNDARY: Axar errs in line and bowls it on the leg stump and Angelo Mathews glances that perfectly to the fence. The partnership now worth 65 off 70 deliveries


BOUNDARY: Siriwardana continues with his impressive strokeplay and gets that away, Axar Patel doesn't look happy but he cant do much


SIX: Milinda Siriwardana steps out and hits that flighted delivery from Kuldeep Yadav out of the park. Sri Lanka now 100/4 after 21 overs


Axar Patel has been introduced in the attack now, chance for him to pick up a few wickets here. Sri Lanka is expected to go hell for leather in sometime as the asking rate keeps going up and that is when the chances will fall for India


BOUNDARY: Another display of the class he brings to the table, Angelo Mathews pulls it to the square boundary with elan after Pandya attempts yet another short delivery. 


The problem with Hardik Pandya is that he tries too hard almost all the time. It is a great attribute to possess as it shows a lot of committment towards the team's cause but one needs to use his brains from time to time and do things smartly as well. Having said that he is definitely as asset for Indian cricket


BOUNDARY: Milinda Siriwardana is the new man in and he is the in form batsman and shows that with a crisp square cut, which runs down to the boundary


BOUNDARY: Kuldeep Yadav bowls a full toss outside the off stump and Mathews says thank you and helps himself to a boundary. It must be due to the sweaty palms of the bowler


WICKET: Another short ball but this time Thirimanne finds the fielder, Shikhar Dhawan, at deep point. Sri Lanka lose their fourth wickets and are now in dire straights. Pandya picks his first of the match


SIX: Pandya drops it shorts and Lahiru Thirimanne pulls that to great perfection and gets it overs  fine leg fence


First 50 comparison: -

  • India: 52 balls
  • Sri Lanka: 80 balls


India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Virat, Rohit Tons Help India Beat Sri Lanka by 168 Runs

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli slammed centuries in the fourth ODI between India and Sri Lanka (AP Photo)

PREVIEW IND vs SL: Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be cynosure of all eyes as he gears up for his 300th ODI with a marauding India ready to tighten the noose around beleaguered Sri Lanka in the penultimate encounter of the five-match series, here on Thursday. And there is a good opportunity for the former India captain to come up with a memorable performance in his milestone match since Sri Lanka have hardly come across as respectable rivals in the lop-sided series. Considered one of the greatest finishers in 50-over cricket, Dhoni will join India's elite 'Club 300', which has Sachin Tendulkar (463), Rahul Dravid (344), Mohammed Azharuddin (334), Sourav Ganguly (311) and Yuvraj Singh (304). Dhoni should be in fine fettle after playing a significant role in bailing out the team in back-to-back tricky chases against the hosts, slowly falling apart. It will be interesting if the team management decides to give Pandey a go instead of Jadhav. The only thing that can save him is his flat off-breaks, which gives Kohli an additional bowling option. Jadhav has picked three wickets in the series so far. Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the series with a hairline fracture on his right thumb after enduring a hit in the previous ODI. To add to their headache, stand-in skipper Chamara Kapugedara has been ruled out of the remainder of the series as well, owing to an aggravated back injury (he received medical attention whilst batting during the third ODI). Lasith Malinga will lead the side in the fourth ODI, with suspended captain Upul Tharanga expected to handle the reins in the final ODI on September 3 as well as the solitary T20I on September 6.
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Squads: Team India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur.
Team Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Milinda Siriwardana, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Mendis Thisara Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan.

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