Rohit Sharma’s 12th century and MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 67, India defeat Sri Lanka by six wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Catch full cricket Higlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI here
Rohit Sharma struck 14 fours and a six en route to his brilliant century in the third ODI match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele
JASPRIT BUMRAH has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH.
Most unbeaten innings in successful ODI run chases: 40 – MS Dhoni 33 – Jonty Rhodes 32 – Inzamam-ul-Haq 31 – Ricky Ponting
Victorious Indian skipper, VIRAT KOHLI says that small targets are a bit tricky but is not too fussed with the top order flopping just for a couple of games. Does not want to look too much into the collapse in the previous game and the failures today. Stresses that people need to be patient with the evolving middle order which is learning. Praises Jasprit Bumrah and calls him amongst India’s top bowlers at the moment and adds that he has taken bowling in the death overs like a fish takes to water. Definitely will look to experiment in the coming ODIs, he says.
Virat Kohli: “Small targets are always tricky. If it happens 2-3 times, it isn’t an issue. We’ve chased small targets convincingly before. Here it was the case of the wicket being a little challenging. A couple of those wickets, you wouldn’t get those wickets 8 out of 10 times. Rohit was outstanding, MS was great as well.”
Chamara Kapugedera: “I thought it was a good wicket, so put some score on the board and hopefully we can defend, and like the last game we hoped it would grip a bit in the evening. Things didn’t go to our plans. We discussed about not playing dot balls in the middle overs, but things didn’t work out. 260-275 would have been a challenging score.”
Jasprit Bumrah (Man of the Match): “It’s always good when you get a break [being rested for India’s tour of the West Indies]. You can work on your strengths and refresh when you come back. This was a different wicket. Last match it was a bit slow, but this time there was a bit of seam movement with the new ball.”
#RohitSharma becomes the 35th ODI opener to score 3500+ international runs at 1 or 2 batting
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