India beat Sri Lanka by a massive margin of 168 runs in the 4th ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium on Thursday. India scored a whoppping 375 runs courtesy impressive centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma. Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni too played their parts well as they took the score out of the reach of the Lankan batsmen.
Here are the match updates
India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI - Cricket Score
ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2017
# India beat Sri Lanka by 168 runs in Colombo to take a 4-0 lead in the five match ODI series. Virat Kohli is given the 'Man of the Match' for his splendid 29th ton.
# Kuldeep Yadav to Malinga, out Bowled!! Knocked him over. India win by 168 runs. Sri Lanka's biggest defeat - in terms of runs at home in ODIs.
# Sri Lanka are 180 for 6 after 35 overs
# Axar to Mathews, OUT! Wanidu Hasaranga Run Out!! Mathews was looking for a strike-retaining single; doesn't get enough width to flash one into the gaps. Just pushes it straight to Bumrah at mid-wicket, Wanidu Hasaranga was backing up too far from his crease. Sent back and even the dive couldn't save him.
# Axar to Wanidu Hasaranga, SIX, he is second guessing Axar here; knows he ain't trying to turn the ball. Skates out of his crease, sees the flatter trajectory and smokes it straight down the ground for a maximum
# Sri Lanka are 160 for 5 after 32 overs
# Axar to Wanidu Hasaranga, FOUR, two boundaries in two balls for Sri Lanka. Wanidu Hasaranga sinks low and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket. The ball lands just inside the boundary rope and bounces over
# Sri Lanka are 147 for 5 after 30 overs
# Hardik Pandya to Siriwardana, OUT, Caught by Dhoni!!
# Hardik Pandya to Siriwardana, SIX, well nothing has changed. Hardik angles it into the pads. Siriwardana picks it up off the pads and helps it over deep mid-wicket
# Hardik Pandya to Siriwardana, FOUR! Hardik Pandya is struggling with his length. It is short and wide asking to be hit. Siriwardana gets on top of the bounce and smokes it to deep extra cover
# Hardik Pandya to Mathews, FOUR, not the ideal ball to bowl at that pace. Short delivery sits up nicely to be pulled. Mathews picks his spot and nails it to deep mid-wicket
# Sri Lanka are 100 for 4 after 21 overs
# Kuldeep Yadav to Siriwardana, SIX, Sri Lanka need more of these. Siriwardana skips down the track and sends it sailing over long-on for a huge six
# Sri Lanka are 91 for 4 after 20 overs
# Axar Patel, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
# Hardik Pandya to Siriwardana, FOUR, short and outside off, sat up nicely for Siriwardana, who camps on the back foot and crashes it square on the off-side. Dhawan had no chance of getting across this time
# Kuldeep Yadav to Mathews, FOUR, gift from Yadav and Mathews accepts. Full toss just outside off, Mathews relies on placing the drive and he beats the dive from the cover fielder
# Hardik Pandya to Thirimanne, OUT! Caught by Dhawan
# Hardik Pandya to Thirimanne, SIX, Thirimanne was not in control, but the ball still sailed a long way over fine leg. Short delivery that hurried onto Thirimanne, who instinctively went for the pull and the top edge flies away
# Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium fast, comes into the attack
# Bumrah to Munaweera, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
#Angelo Matthews comes into bat
#The Indian seamers have given virutally no width to the Lankan batsman
#Sri Lanka lose 3rd wicket as Bumrah dismisses Munaweera
#Sri Lanka are 33 for 2 after 7 overs
#Sri Lanka are desperately looking for a partnership to rebuild
#Thirimanne played a handy knock of 86 in the last ODI
#Lahiru Thirimanne comes in place of Kusal Mendis
#The hosts are in all sorts of trouble, that has been the story in the series so far
#The run out was a clear case of misunderstanding btw Rahul and Mendis
#Kusal Mendis has been run out by a brilliant throw from KL Rahul
#Sri Lanka lose their second wicket, Kusal Mendis run out
#India are 23 for 1 after 4 overs
#Sri Lanka need to build a platform through a strong partnership
#Kusal Mendis comes in place of Dickwella
# Sri Lanka are 22/1 after 3 overs
# SN Thakur to Dickwella, OUT, Caught by Dhoni!!
# SN Thakur to Dickwella, FOUR, the margin for error against Dickwella is minimal. This was fraction short and on off, Dickwella hangs back, swivels on one leg and places the pull behind square leg. Looking dangerous
# Dickwella and Munaweera are at the crease. Dickwella is on strike. SN Thakur will open the attack
# Manish Pandey hits half century and MS Dhoni 49 as India score 375/5 in 50 overs
# Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, now he approaches with his little trigger movement and then lofts over extra cover. Just about clears the fence there. Hitting the fence on the half-volley
# Vishwa Fernando to M Pandey, FOUR! Pandey uses the angle and then fences it between the keeper and the short third man. Used the pace on it to guide away. Did not quite fence
# India are 305-5 after 43 overs
Lasith Malinga reaches his milestones in style! pic.twitter.com/IQdlB8VpmB— ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2017
# Siriwardana to M Pandey, FOUR! Too short and he has got the fine leg inside the ring. Pandey goes back and pulls over the fielder there
# India are 279-5 after 39 overs
# MS Dhoni, right handed bat, playing his 300th ODI, comes to the crease
# Dananjaya to Rahul, OUT! Caught by Wanidu Hasaranga!! Rahul's string of bad form continues. Once again Dananjaya gets him - third successive time.
# Dananjaya to Rahul, 1 run, this is what wickets do. Singles are the only options for a while now. Tapped past cover for one of those this time
# Dananjaya to M Pandey, 1 run, flights generously. Manish strides forward and drives to sweeper
# Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Mathews to Rohit, OUT! Caught by Dickwella!! Now the centurion walks back. These slower deliveries are working well for Mathews. Short one, cramped Rohit a bit. He wanted to guide it over the keeper, got a feather to the keeper. Two wickets in two balls and Sri Lanka are back in it for a while at least.
# Lokesh Rahul, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Mathews to Hardik Pandya, OUT! Caught by Wanidu Hasaranga!! Hardik Pandya got a million chances today. But he was in no mood to cash in. Finally the luck decides to switch sides
# India are 252-2 after 33 overs
# Dananjaya to Hardik Pandya, SIX, the wrong 'un and now he gets it in his radar. Slogs across the line and hits well over the deep mid-wicket region. Big hit
# Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# India are 230-2 after 30 overs
# Malinga to Kohli, OUT! Caught by Munaweera!! Wicket number 300 for Malinga. Took him a while to reach the landmark. Only his second wicket in the series too. The change of willow hasn't worked for Kohli
# India have surpassed the 200 run mark with ease
# India are 201-1 after 26 overs
# Virat Kohli brings up his 29th century
# India are 113-1 after 15 overs
# Virat Kohli hits brilliant half-century.
#Kohli is looking in sublime form
#India are 39 for 1 after 6 overs
#India have got a move on with Kohli going after the bowlers
#Virat Kohli has started with a flurry of boundaries
#Virat Kohli comes out to bat
#Fernando strikes early for India, scalps Dhawan for four
#Dhawan and Sharma come out to bat
# A couple of debutants for Sri Lanka too... Dilshan Munaweera and
#Shardul Thakur makes his ODI debut
Kohli has made a mark among the all-time greats of ODI cricket and now only iconic batsmen such as Ricky Ponting (30 centuries) and Sachin Tendulkar (49 centuries) are ahead of him in this format.
India will aim for a rare ODI series whitewash on foreign shores after defeating Sri Lanka 3-0 in Tests.
Although India's top bowlers such as Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the series, the second-rung ones have created havoc in the Lankan ranks. Jasprit Bumrah and Axar Patel have been the pick of the bowlers whereas Hardik Pandya's all-round efforts have been too hot to handle for the inexperienced Lankans.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI):Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilshan Munaweera, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga(c)
# India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur
#India win toss, elect to bat