India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo T20I

India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo T20I

India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo T20I

R Premadasa, the last of India's stops, could be the venue to have another historic achievement.

Kohli brought up the record ton in the final ODI of the 5-match series against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

This is the second successive ODI series defeat for the Lankan team.

Dhoni achieved the fete in his 301st ODI played against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the CB Series of 2007-08, the 2010 Asia Cup, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

Chahal, who had last represented India in an ODI match in Zimbabwe a year ago, picked up six wickets in four matches. This match is struggling for consistency alongside the stability with players coming in and out.

For any debutant, the start Shardul had is definitely a decent one as he managed to take a wicket in the very second over that he bowled on the day, he got rid of Sri Lankan opener Niroshan Dickwella in the third over of the match then followed it up with some economical bowling thereafter. Mystery spinner Akila Dananjay has also been added to the squad. "We lost a few main players, but still as a captain I feel we didn't play to our standard".

In the whole series, India dropped two easy catches on the line that went for a four and a six; there were at least four misfields and each of them resulted in a four; on one occasion, there was no back up when Dhoni failed to collect a throw. Both left the ground with huge grins on their faces. Lasith Malinga took over as the skipper for the fourth ODI, but had to endure India romping to 375 for 5.

India secured three points from their 5-0 victory and pushed their tally to 117. Last time India witnessed whitewash in the overseas. "But we have to embrace that change", he said. "We will need all-rounders moving forward", Upul Tharanga, Sri Lanka's skipper, wants solid contributions from the lower order. Gunathilaka is suffering from a Shoulder injury and Kapugedera is also suffering from Injury.

Incidentally, Dhoni's first stumping dismissal came in his debut series in Bangladesh in December, 2004, off Sachin Tendulkar's bowling. It will give them an opportunity to prove their strength.

Shikhar Dhawan leaving the tour to attend to his sic mother and the game meant that Ajinkya Rahane, who hasn't played an ODI in the series yet, can get the chance. Hardik Pandya (up two places to 61st), Kuldeep Yadav (up 21 places to 89th) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up 55 places to 99th) are other India bowlers to gain in the rankings.

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