Rohit and Kohli hit tons as India hammer Sri Lanka again

  • Rohit and Kohli hit tons as India hammer Sri Lanka again

Rohit and Kohli hit tons as India hammer Sri Lanka again

India was chasing 275 runs with two wickets down for just 22 runs as the top opening pair of the tournament, Sehwag and Tendulkar were back in the pavilion.

During the third ODI match between India and Sri Lanka, Dhoni was seen taking a nap on the field at a time when the crowd was hurling bottles. Sri Lanka hold the record for their 398 for 5 against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup.

Thakur, who also played with Dhoni for Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL last season, got his first wicket through a catch by Dhoni, to remove Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella. "Sri Lanka wickets are better for batting", Kuldeep said.

Dinesh Chandimal was put in charge of the test team, who were whitewashed in the test series by India and now face similar humiliation in ODIs against their neighbours. Those words by skipper Virat Kohli summed up the standing Mahendra Singh Dhoni commands in the Indian team. Kohli seems to enjoy batting against Sri Lanka, as it was his seventh hundred against the island nation. This match going to affect the Sri Lanka country if the team SL will lose the match as in order to maintain their reputation Sri Lanka need to win this match.

The first 50 came off 52 balls, but the innings slowly gathered pace as India crossed 100 off just 84 balls. Viv Richards also did so in 44 innings against Australia.

After running off to 225/1 in 28 overs, India were well on their way to a 400-plus score.

Ahead of the five-match ODI series, Sri Lanka had a tough deal ahead of them.

Pandey was unbeaten on 50 when India completed 50 overs, and Dhoni was on 49. Out of his 29 centuries, this is the fourth-quickest innings. Rohit was dismissed at 104 (88) immediately after smashing the second hundred in the ongoing series.

Mathews continue to fight a lone battle as he notched up his well deserved half-century. Star Batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul and Kedar Jadhav will try to get back to scoring after putting up a failed show in the previous matches.

2 - Number of bigger second-wicket partnerships for India after losing the first wicket for less than 10 runs. On this occasion, Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina, who played eight seasons of IPL under Dhoni's leadership, have penned a special message for him. He has finished unbeaten in the 40s 11 times, only Michael Bevan (13) has more such scores.

8 - Instances of Malinga conceding 80 or more runs in an ODI - the most for any bowler.