India rode on skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten 110 to beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the 5th ODI at Colombo. With the win, Team India completed a series whitewash against the Upul Tharanga's side. India also become the first team to whitewash Sri Lanka at home.
Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was adjudged the man of the match for his maiden five-wicket haul.
It was a complete series win for India, the team dominated in all the three departments and were also able to rotate and give opportunity to fringe players.
India's series win set Twitter on fire.
India in ODIs in 2017Won, Won, Lost, Won, Lost, Won, Won, Lost, No Result, Won, Won, Lost, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, WonMatches 18Won 13 pic.twitter.com/NtSiML1nS8— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) September 3, 2017
It is 5-0. While Sri Lanka had the odd moment, it was never going to be anything else.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 3, 2017
With another ODI ton and 30th overall, Kohli equaled former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record for second most ODI hundreds. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of most ODI centuries with 49 tons.
Been a privilege to watch @imVkohli construct an innings, especially in a run chase.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 3, 2017
Another night. Another chase. Another 💯That's Virat Kohli for you. #Respect #SLvIND— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 3, 2017
He makes it seem as if creating a record is just like recording a tape. Equals Ponting's 30. Only one man above him.#ViratKohli— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 3, 2017
Tendulkar after 452 inns: 49 ODI 100sVirat Kohli after 186 inns - 30 ODI 100sBased on current 100 conv after 452 inns - 73 100s!#SLvInd— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 3, 2017
Earlier, MS Dhoni became the first wicket-keeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in ODIs. He achieved the feat when he whipped off the bails to remove Akila Dananjaya off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling.
MS Dhoni - stumpings in intl cricket100 in ODIs38 in Tests23 in T20Is--Most stumpings int cricket161 MSD139 Sanga101 Kalu#SLvInd— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 3, 2017
When he started, Wicketkeeping was his weaker suit...he'll finish as the best wicketkeeper of his generation. Dhoni-G faster than 3G-4G. 🏏🙌— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 3, 2017
First man to punish a 100 men who crossed the Lakshman Rekha. What more, it happens in Lanka. Talk about fitting tributes. 😇— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 3, 2017