Player of the Match
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21hThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

India scamper to eighth successive ODI series win

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took six wickets between them to bowl Sri Lanka out for 215. Then Shikhar Dhawan chased it down with his 12th ODI ton

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
100(85) 13x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
7 2 5 8 41 19 5 13
WU Tharanga
95(82) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 9 9 5 20 21 12 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Kuldeep Yadav
O10
M0
R42
W3
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W2W
YS Chahal
O10
M3
R46
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Series result

India won the 3-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

17 December 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

7.55pm Clinically, India have got the job done again. No fuss, no problems, no teasing, just plain efficient. Sri Lanka got off to a fantastic start today, but India have won almost every over after the 30th of the Sri Lankan innings. A target of 216 was easily achieved, led by another ODI hundred by Shikhar Dhawan, who made batting look incredibly easy. Shreyas Iyer struck another eye-catching fifty, but missed out on his maiden international ton. That won't matter much to India, who have taken their second consecutive three-match series after going 1-0 down.

India will be really pleased with this series, they were tested and still came out on top of a team that weren't really competitive after their triumphant Dharamsala visit. There are holes in that SL team, but you get the feeling, they aren't far away from finding their best combination and roles. I'd say go the England way, keep that attacking template and let players come up that way. It didn't quite work today, but it will at some point and they can beat some of the best.

That's all from us for the ODIs this season. The T20 series isn't too far away, join us then. Till then, ciao. Thanks for your company.

Presentation.

Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Series: "I feel like I'm batting my best, I know my game well now, which is why my consistency has gone up. A bit on technique and changed my guard. I'm an experienced player, I know how to handle situations, and my success rate has gone up. Most of the time I score fifty, I look to go for a century."

Kuldeep Yadav is the Man of the Match: "We're just looking for middle-order wickets. The wicket was good for spinners, we were getting sharp turn, that motivated me. It's just about preparation, working on my fitness."

Rohit Sharma wins his first series as India captain: "Terrific comeback after the first match. We showed a lot of character, at one point, they had a run-rate of six. That has been a hallmark of this team, when we have been put under pressure, we've responded. The first game was testing as a captain. The second game, we had enough runs, it was the perfect game for me to settle in as a captain."

Thisara Perera: "First match we won easily, a good chance to beat India in India, but didn't execute. We got a good start, but we couldn't execute with our middle order. We have to think about the T20s, everything is past, we have to think about the present."

Shreyas Iyer: "Really enjoying going out there and creating that atmosphere, even the team loves it. A great feeling, a great experience for me. Forgotten about Dharamsala, that kind of wicket was disheartening. I'm being positive, whatever the situation, will express myself."

32.1
4
Dananjaya to Karthik, FOUR, and India take the series 2-1. Overpitched outside off, lofted over cover to finish the series as India cruise to their eighth straight ODI series win
32.1
1w
Dananjaya to Karthik, 1 wide, strays down leg, guess what? wide

The last over of the ODI series

END OF OVER:
32 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 214/2 (2 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.68, RRR: 0.11)

  • S Dhawan100 (85b)
  • KD Karthik22 (30b)
  • DAS Gunaratne4-0-30-0
  • AD Mathews3-0-30-0
31.6
0
Gunaratne to Dhawan, no run, 87 kph, driven back to the bowler
31.5
4
Gunaratne to Dhawan, FOUR, into the gap and that's four. Dhawan gets there with ease eventually. It was actually well down leg, swept away to the deep square leg boundary, right into the gap. Takes off his helmet and soaks in the applause from a raucous crowd for another ODI hundred

4 and 6

31.4
0
Gunaratne to Dhawan, no run, shortish and wide, slashed to backward point, can't pierce that gap
31.4
1w
Gunaratne to Dhawan, 1 wide, the wide, drifts down leg and Dhawan can't connect with a sweep

Dhawan's feat

1

No. of India batsmen to complete 4000 ODI runs in fewer innings than Dhawan, who has got there in 95 inns. Kohli did it in 93 inns

Collapsed

55

Runs added by Sri Lanka's last 7 wickets. They were 160 for 2 till 27 overs.

Tharanga joins Kohli, Rohit

1000+

Runs for Upul Tharanga in ODIs this year. He's the third player after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to do so.

Good record

5-1

India's win-loss record at Vizag in ODIs, in previous 6 games. The only loss was against West Indies in 2013. In the last game there, last year, India had bowled out NZ for 79.