India vs Sri Lanka: India demolish Sri Lanka, Rohit Shama smash 124*

Despite a shaky start, India record a win, their sixth consecutive in Sri Lanka. India’s new vice-captain lead the party, demolishing Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 124 runs, guiding his side to a 6 wicket win. Former skipper MS Dhoni played the perfect partner, together they added 157 runs for the fifth wicket.


Another match done and dusted, and once again Team India is victorious. India defeated the host in the third ODI, taking a 3-0 unassailable lead in 5-ODI spectacle.

Despite a shaky start, India record a win, their sixth consecutive in Sri Lanka. India’s new vice-captain lead the party, demolishing Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 124 runs, guiding his side to a 6 wicket win. Former skipper MS Dhoni played the perfect partner, together they added 157 runs for the fifth wicket.

Sri Lanka posted 218 runs while batting first, India lost wickets early on, Malinga set in-form Dhawan packing for 5, his 299 wickets. Skipper was next, he was caught out for mare 3 runs.

The middle order of KL Rahul and Jadav once again collapsed, but there on Rohit Sharma and Dhoni guided the team to the finish line.  The fourth and fifth ODI will take place at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The day started with Jasprit Bumrah snatching quick wickets to down Sri Lanka’s hope of a big score. Bumrah came back in the death overs and cleaned up the tail to attain his maiden 5-wicket haul in ODIs.

There was also some bad news for Sri Lanka, as a hairline fracture on the thumb put an end to Chandimal’s participation in the series.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 217 for 9 in 50 overs (Lahiru Thirimanne 80, Dinesh Chandimal 36; Jasprit Bumrah 5 for 27 ) lost to India 218 for 4 in 45.1 overs (Rohit Sharma 124*, MS Dhoni 67*; Akila Dananjaya 2 for 38 ) by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah