India beat SL by 168 runs

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MS Dhoni may not have long left in global cricket, but his performances for the country prove that he is a legend who will go down as one of the greatest of all time. The game will start at 2:30 PM IST. Sri Lanka's hopes have all but ended of winning this match wiuth the former captain's departure. People can watch and enjoy the live match on TV channels such as Sony SIX.

He surpassed MS Dhoni and Tendulkar on the list of most ODI centuries by an Indian captain.

Sri Lanka are being led by paceman Lasith Malinga.

"We have only one experienced batsman in Angelo Mathews, others are young players and they need time", Malinga said. However, the visitors lost the plot with a couple of quick wickets and the recovery took about five-six overs which is where Sri Lanka chipped in with a couple of maidens.

Skipper Kohli might opt to make changes after playing with the unchanged side in the first three ODIs. He remained not out for 40 times while chasing and later India won. The fourth and fifth match is the experience match for both the teams.

Dhoni combined well with Manish Pandey to take India close to the 400-run mark.

Sri Lankan top order batsmen Niroshan Dickwella (14), Dilshan Munaweera (11), Kusal Mendis (1) and Lahiru Thirimanne (18) were sent packing by Indian bowlers within 16 overs of the inning. From 274-5 in the 38th over, Dhoni joined Pandey and the pair added an unbroken 101 runs in 74 deliveries.

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The Denmark shuttler reduced the gap to 11-13 but Srikanth changed gears to produce another five-point burst to zoom ahead. Having taken the first game easily , Saina had to go for the kill in the second game against her younger opponent.

It was a special occasion for Thakur, whose debut coincided with Dhoni's 300th match.

Rahul was caught out with 7 runs from eight balls.

104 - Rohit's score - the lowest for which he has been dismissed in his 13 ODI centuries.

300 - Wickets for Lasith Malinga in ODIs.

Hardik Pandya is on the strike next. The Indian captain departs after scoring a whirlwind 131 off just 96 balls.

Besides Kohli, Rohit Sharma also scored back-to-back tons as the opener in his classy and elegant style, timing the ball to perfection completed yet another ODI ton. Dhoni's 124 runs helped India to put a mammoth 354 run total which included nine fours and three sixes.



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