Thirimanne helps Sri Lanka post 217/9 vs India in 3rd ODI

Thirimanne helps Sri Lanka post 217/9 vs India in 3rd ODI

Thirimanne helps Sri Lanka post 217/9 vs India in 3rd ODI

"I don't see any reason to change team just after 1 game but everything and any combination is possible", said Kohli.

After going down in the first ODI by nine wickets, Sri Lanka regrouped their strategy in this game and started off on a positive note but some poor shot selection from the in-form and experienced players resulted in their downfall in the middle overs. He's perfectly alright now.

Having already taken a 2-0 lead following win in second ODI, India will now head into the third match aiming to clinch the five-match series against Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli and boys will look to clean this one up in a hurry and take the series.

Then, just like that, Dananjaya booked it to Kandy with his new bride, and by 9.30pm on Thursday, was deceiving Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, turning in his best-ever performance for Sri Lanka, and very almost winning the match single-handedly, with an eight-over spell that yielded six wickets for the cost of 39 runs.

Chamara Kapugedara is leading the hosts as Upul Tharanga was handed a two-match suspension for slow over-rate.

The former captain played an exceptional knock and staged a dramatic come from behind for India after being tottering at 131/7 at one stage.

Jasprit Bumrah once again, was the most successful bowler for Team India picking up five wicket, and ending with figures of 5-27.

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Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will look to give a tough fight and upset the Indians to make a statement. He says,When I went in to bat, MS told me to play my natural game like I play in Test cricket and don't take any pressure as we had a lot of overs at that time.

The early signs for Pandya were highly promising, even if his first three tests were played against a shambles of a Sri Lanka side.

Sri Lanka lose their fourth wicket, Lahiru Thirimanne who was closing in on his century dismissed by Bumrah for 80 caught by Kedar Jadhav.

Lokesh Rahul, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

The teams: Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera (capt), Milinda Siriwardana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga. Among the bowlers, mystery spinner Dananjaya will be expected to continue his fine form with the ball.

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