Dhoni and his men are unstoppable. The Winning Streak that started with England (5-0 Series win) continued in Sri Lanka too with Men in blue thrashed the Lankans by 147 runs in the Wealthsurance Cup. With this win, India has won the 5-ODI Match by 3-0 . Match of the Match Yuvraj Singh scored 117 and took 1 wicket.
Earlier India won the toss and elected to Bat. They lost Sachin for 7 when the score was 9 and then Gambhir for 10, when the score was 24. With 24/2, India looked slight shakky, but Sehwag and Yuvraj 221 runs third wicket stand proved too costly for the Lankans. Virendra Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh both scored their centuries with 116 and 117 runs respectively. At the end Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan contributed much to take the score pass 350 mark and final scores at 363/5.
360+ runs are always difficult to Chase and that was evident from the start when Jayasuriya was bowled out for Duck. Dilshan and Sangakkara tried to stablize the innings but Apart from Sangakkara’s 83, no one else could support and stand in front of Indian Bowling and fielding. Finally the team were bundled out for 216.
This is India’s eighth straight win in the ODI. Chake De India!
Final Scores and Summary:
India Innings – 363/5
Batting – Virendra Sehwag – 116, Yuvraaj Singh – 117, YK Pathan – 59*
Bowling – Muralitharan, Fernando, Mendis – 1 Wicket each
Sri Lanka Innings – 216 all out
Batting – Sangakkara – 83, Dilshan – 31, Jayawardene – 30
Bowling – Ojha – 4/38, P Kumar – 2/41
Detailed ScoreCard of India Vs SriLanka 3rd ODI at Colombo