Indian fast bowler Kumar takes five, Sri Lanka all out for 238

India's captain Virat Kohli raises his bat to celebrate scoring a century during their fifth and last one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo Sri Lanka Sunday Sept. 3 2017

The will aim for a clean sweep of the entire tour as they prepare for the final ODI at Colombo and the one-off T20I at the same venue, both scheduled to take place in the space of two days. It really helped us get those crucial wickets in the middle overs, and at the same time, helped us control the run rate as well. He wishes to attack with the wrist-spinner knowing well that in the post-T20 ODI cricket the only way to stem the flow of runs is by taking wickets. Chahal's little frame is deceptive. This could be due to heavy T20 influence; he plays the IPL for Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. The first thing batsmen find hard about Yadav is his action. Add to that his ability to bowl the wrong-one and vary his lengths.

In all, the last five wickets fell for just 44 as steady partnerships eluded Sri Lanka following the dismissal of Thirimanne and Mathews.

Sri Lanka: 1 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2 Dilshan Munaweera, 3 Upul Tharanga (capt), 4 Lahiru Thirimanne, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Milinda Siriwardana, 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Malinda Pushpakumara, 10 Vishwa Fernando, 11 Lasith Malinga. Yesterday, Anglo Mathews got a taste of that when his attempted lapsweep resulted in a top-edge that was caught by Dhoni. The last game, it was about coming out to play the way I wanted to, but today playing a batsman less, the responsibility was on me. As any good student of the game, he wants to keep learning new ways to get the batsman out.

Dhoni has also played 90 Tests and 77 T20 Internationals. After the spectacular whitewash, India will face Australia from September 17. Two factors are going in Chahal and Yadav's favour right now.

India's captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during their fifth and last one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo Sri Lanka Sunday Sept. 3 2017

Kohli went on to score 110 off 116 deliveries, which included nine boundaries, as India reached their target with 21 balls to spare.

They hosts failed to cross 250 even once during this five-match series, even as Bumrah - with 15 wickets in this contest - earned the record for most wickets in a bilateral series with five ODIs. The often-shuffling bowling unit has had no troubles either.

While Ponting finished with 30 hundreds from 375 matches, Kohli reached his 30th ton in only 195 matches. Also helping them is the presence of Dhoni behind the stumps. Then batting partnership is something that we have also spoken about - where we ask players to give us one 100-plus stand and one 75-plus stand.

Sri Lanka batting coach Avishka Gunawardene says the confidence level of the team is very low after being drubbed by India in the ODIs and emphasised that his players need to work on the mental aspect of the game.


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