Player of the Match
Player of the Match
49.4
W
Kumar to Malinga, OUT, muscles this length ball straight to the throat of KL Rahul at deep midwicket. This was sitting up nicely for him to swing over the ropes, he hit it well but it was almost as if he forgot there was a fielder there. First five-wicket haul for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in ODIs

SL Malinga c sub (KL Rahul) b Kumar 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

47.2
W
Kumar to Siriwardana, OUT, Shardul redeems himself this time. High full toss on middle, he looks to whip this over square but skews it towards deep midwicket, where Thakur comes in quite some distance to complete the catch. He was on the move, but held his composure as he pouched that safely.

TAM Siriwardana c Thakur b Kumar 18 (13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

46.5
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Bumrah to Pushpakumara, OUT, cleaned him up. This is a poor old-fashioned slog. Bumrah slipped in a high full toss that dipped, the batsman's head fell over completely as he looked to swing this over midwicket. Off and middle stump took a royal knock.

PM Pushpakumara b Bumrah 8 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

44.6
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Chahal to Dananjaya, OUT, this is simply reward for persistence. Nice flight, this is a top-spinner that goes straight on as it dips on Dananjaya's forward defence after he skipped out. Dhoni effects his 100th stumping as the ball shaved past the inside edge. Couldn't have asked for an easier one to get there. What a collapse. Who would've thought they'd be scrapping for 230 when 270 was a given at one stage?

A Dananjaya st †Dhoni b Chahal 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

42.6
W
Chahal to de Silva, OUT, dropped, bus still out. Wow MS Dhoni has the presence of mind to quickly hare across and then pick the ball up and hurl a rocket throw at the bowler's end to run out Hasaranga. So five seconds after an opportunity goes down, Dhoni makes up for it. Neatly gathered by Chahal as well. Why would you run for it, Hasaranga? He shaped to cut, got thick edge that fell out after hitting Dhoni's thigh and deflected to the leg side. Normally you wouldn't even call it a chance. Anyway, Sri Lanka have lost two in quick succession. It could perhaps delay their slog.

PWH de Silva run out (†Dhoni/Chahal) 9 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

41.1
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Mathews, OUT, what a soft dismissal that. Kuldeep has the last laugh and he's got the big wicket. Mathews gave away his intention of playing the lap sweep too early, so the bowler shortened his length just a little, this was also the wrong'un. Mathews still went through with it, only get a leading edge to Dhoni.

AD Mathews c †Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 55 (98b 4x4 0x6) SR: 56.12

38.5
W
Kumar to Thirimanne, OUT, played on! The highest fourth-wicket stand v India is over. The angle has done the trick for Bhuvi. This length ball nipped back in to cramp him for room as he tried to dab this to third man, but the ball came back in enough to sneak back in onto the stumps off the inside edge. Bhuvneshwar has his third.

HDRL Thirimanne b Kumar 67 (102b 3x4 1x6) SR: 65.68

9.2
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Bumrah to Tharanga, OUT, what a comeback! The party is over and this is a beauty that has nipped him out. This one pitched at length on leg stump, deviated just a wee bit to square Tharanga up completely as he looked to play towards the on side, only managed a thin edge as Dhoni gobbled up that straightforward offering.

WU Tharanga c †Dhoni b Bumrah 48 (34b 9x4 0x6) SR: 141.17

6.2
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Kumar to Munaweera, OUT, sensational from Kohli! He was back-pedalling from mid-off but never lost sight of the ball. This was lofted as Munaweera made room to loft, but didn't get under the length properly - this was another knuckleball - which meant he didn't get the power he would've liked. Kohli timed his jump well, even with the momentum taking him back furiously, to pull it off.

EMDY Munaweera c Kohli b Kumar 4 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

2.6
W
Kumar to Dickwella, OUT, as far as return catches go, it can't get simpler than that. Bhuvneshwar's first wicket of the series. This is a knuckleball, the variation in pace does Dickwella in as he looks to flick but this one just stops on him and he ends up chipping it back to the bowler on his followthrough.

N Dickwella c & b Kumar 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Kohli's milestone

100

No. of batsmen to score 10,000 runs in list-a cricket, including Kohli who got there in this match. His average is the second highest among those 100 players behind Bevan (57.86).

New record

100

No. of stumpings by MS Dhoni in ODIs - the first wicketkeeper to achieve this.

First in the last

0

No. of 100+ partnerships for SL in this series in the first 4 ODIs. Thirimanne and Mathews have shared their first century in this match; India have had 6 such stands in first 4 ODIs.

Bumrah's series

14

Most wkts by a fast bowler in a bilateral ODI series of max. 5 matches, by Andre Adams v Ind 2002/03, Clint McKay v Pak 2009-10. Bumrah also has 14 wkts with Tharanga's dismissal.

One to avoid

0

Sri Lanka have never suffered a whitewash in a bilateral ODI series of any number of matches at home. They trail by 0-4 in this series.