Fifth ODI: Lanka bat, Tharanga returns

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What were the chances they would win the fifth? But there is always the hope that lady luck is somewhere around the corner. His leading edge went straight into the gloves of India wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and the Sri Lanka skipper fell short of his half-century. Kohli now has 10 centuries in Test cricket and 8 in ODIs as skipper. He remained unbeaten on 110* and took India home by 6 wickets to clinch the ODI series 5-0.

"We would like to win the next game at least rather than leave everything at the hands of West Indies".

India spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, two wrist spinners turning out for India for the first time ever, did well in the middle overs to contain the flow of runs and picked one wicket each.

Upul Tharanga returned from his two-match suspension to captain the Sri Lanka squad and he had no hesitation in choosing to bat first after winning the toss.

Shikhar Dhawan will be missing this game as his mother is not well and as per the report, he is back to the India.

It is indeed a sad commentary on a team that had chased down 322 to beat India in the Champions Trophy in June.

Danushka Gunathilaka hasn't recovered from a shoulder strain but still, he is considered for selection.

"MS Dhoni is a massive influence on the team". Lanka will look to escape the ignominy but given India's form at the moment, only rain Gods can rescue the hosts from picking up another loss. He has made minor technical changes to his batting and is now reaping the rewards for his commitment. This was the first time that any team had won five matches in a bilateral series in Sri Lanka. Dhoni and Kohli then wrapped it up with 21 balls to spare.

Kumar reduced Sri Lanka to 40-2 before Lahiru Thirimanne (67) and Angelo Mathews stitched together a 122-run stand for the fourth wicket to steady the innings. India: 239 for 4 in 46.3 overs (Virat Kohli 110 not out, Kedar Jadhav 63; Wanindu Hasaranga 1/29, Lasith Malinga 1/35).

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