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Sri Lanka has pride to play for

04 September 2017

Indian captain Virat Kohli scored his 30 ODI century in the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

"Jasprit has been our most effective short-format bowler in the last 18 months", Kohli said. "That's not something that you aim for but obviously he's a great player and as batsmen we all respect what these legends have done", said Kohli in the post-match press conference. "That is something we wanted to address before this series, we wanted to be relentless", he told the media after the series at the Premadasa Stadium.

In amid of ongoing series between India and Sri lanka, Virat Kohli-led team India got surprised when a couple of girls rushed towards them with water bottles and napkins during drinks break.

"The youngsters and the spunk on the field has worked for us".

The 28-year-old Kohli, who was part of India's World Cup winning team in 2011, wants to have an "X factor" in the bowling line-up at the quadrennial showpiece event.

Kohli and Manish Pandey (36) and Jadhav joined in creating crucial partnerships which eventually sealed the match and series 5-0.

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After being rested for the West Indies, Rohit continued from where he left off in the Champions Trophy and showed that while he may not have a great record in Sri Lanka, that was just a quirk of the record books as he showed just why he is one of the best limited-pvers openers in the world now.

Meanwhile, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to collect 100 ODI stumpings, surpassing Sri Lanka's retired captain Kumar Sangakkara. And, after the Test series whitewash, a cleansweep in the one-dayers is looming over their heads. We were not consistent, but only these players can get out of this.

Virat Kohli has played yet another masterful innings against Sri Lanka in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka. He is now just only behind Sachin Tendulkar (49 ODI tons).

Five of Kusal Mendis last eight ODI scores have been either zeros or ones. However, Lahiru Thirimanne (67) and Angelo Mathews (55) upped the ante and shared a 122 runs stand between them.

Upul Tharanga (48, 34b, 9×4) played a flier at the start but his partner Niroshan Dickwella (two) fell early.

Sri Lanka failed to kick-on after Mathews and Thirimanne's record stand.

Sri Lanka has pride to play for