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India will be facing Sri Lanka at Colombo for the final leg of the ODI series on August 31 at the R.Premadasa Stadium. Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni’s 150-run partnership guided India to six wickets win over Sri Lanka in Pallekele and win the series. India are now 3-0 ahead in the series with two more ODIs remaining and a T20 match followed by that. India will be looking for a whitewash at the end of the tournament.
India will be the overwhelming favourites for cricket betting on this test.
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Fans, angered by the Sri Lanka’s continued poor performances in the tournament, disrupted the play for over 30 minutes by throwing water bottles into the ground as India reached within eight runs of winning the match. Barring a decent 80 off 105 balls by Lahiru Thirimanne, Sri Lanka couldn’t contribute much with the bat, thereby opening the road to disaster. Despite Chandimal and Thirimanne putting up a solid partnership run, the scoreboard didn’t progress as they thought, and they finally ended up at a rather poor total of 217-9.
With MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 67 and yet another effective performance from Rohit Sharma courtesy of his 124 runs, helped India sail to a comfortable victory. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah, the Man of the Match was the architect of the victory as he annihilated the Islanders by taking 5 wickets. It was his best showing with ball yet, taking 5 for 27, surpassing his previous best of 4 for 22. Although, the fielding was rather poor from the team as they missed a few catches and gave away some runs. It was India’s seventh successive bilateral series victory against Sri Lanka. India has never lost to the island nation since 1997. India will be looking forward to an even better performance from the team, as they continue their victory run.