India vs Sri Lanka Score: So, the target for India is 218 runs. Going by all that has happened in this series so far, it should not be a tough task to chase this down. It was a much better start for Sri Lanka before Dickwella threw it away once again. Jasprit Bumrah was the star bowler for India. Chamara Kaugedera won the toss and decided to bat first. Lahiru Thirimanne who was making a comeback to the side carried the batting order on his shoulders. He along with Dinesh Chandimal added 72 runs for the third wicket after Jasprit Bumrah gave the hosts a couple of quick blows. However, the scoring rate remained on the lower side for the most part of the innings. As the lower order failed to get going, Sri Lanka once again surrendered in front of the Indian bowlers with Bumrah leading the attack with 5 wickets. He finished with extra ordinary figures of 27/5 in 10 overs. Virat Kohli would be hoping to extend the lead to 3-0.
MATCH UPDATE: Not a great start for the Indian team. In-form Shikhar Dhawan played on a straight delivery from Lasith Malinga. This was a rare failure for him on this tour. Virat Kohli too followed the southpaw. Sri Lanka scored 217/9 in 50 overs thanks to Thirimanne’s knock. Can India chase this down? The score is 216/4 after 44.5 overs.
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Here are India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Score and updates:
10: 50 PM: Jasprit Bumrah is the Man of the Match.
10:34 PM: India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. Dhoni, Sharma put on 157 runs partnership to help visitors take unbeatable 3-0 lead in five match series.
10:29 PM: Play starts again, India need 8 runs to win.
10: 25 PM: India win third ODI against Sri Lanka by 6 wickets, take unassailable lead of 3-0 in the five-match series, says ANI.
10:18 PM: Players shake hands, walk off the field. Official announcement awaited.
10:08 PM: Play continue to remain stopped after some bottles were thrown in stadium.
10:02 PM: After 44 overs, Team India at 210/4. Need 8 more runs to win.
9:57 PM: Play stopped after some fans threw bottles inside stadium.
9:50 PM: Ms Dhoni reaches 50. India 196/4 in 43rd over
9:48 PM: India 191/4 in 42 overs. MS Dhoni (48*) and Rohit Sharma (116*) at the crease.
9:43 PM: Team India cruising towards victory. Need 31 runs to win now. Dhoni close to his half century.
9:42 PM: Rohit Sharma gets breather. Sri Lankan fielder misses catch.
9:39 PM: Team India at 183/4 at the end of 39 overs. 35 runs needed to win now.
9:36 PM: After 38 overs Men in Blue are at 182/4. Need 36 runs to win from 72 balls
9:32 PM: After 37 overs, Team India at 176/4. Rohit Sharma (109*) and MS Dhoni (42*) at the crease.
9:19 PM: Rohit Sharma slams ton. Puts India in command.
9:15 PM: After 34 overs, India 154/4. Rohit Sharma batting on 99 runs.
9:12 PM: India reach 150 runs in 32.3 overs.
9:07 PM: Rohit Sharma hits a six. Move on to 94. India reaches 147 runs in 31.5 overs.
9:03 PM: After 30 overs India is 137/4. Rohit Sharma (87*) and MS Dhoni (23*) at the crease.
8:59 PM: After 29.1 overs, India is 130/4. Need 88 more runs to win.
8:54 PM: The partnership is now of 62 runs from 74 balls.
8:47 PM: Lasith Malinga is back. He will bowl his 4th over. A very surprising strategy that he was given only 3 overs in the first spell.
8:45 PM: We are halfway through. India is at 113/4. 105 runs needed in 150 balls.
8:41 PM: FOUR! Another boundary from Rohit Sharma’s bat. Superb stroke!
8:40 PM: India – 102/4 (23). Rohit Sharma – 69 (83). MS Dhoni – 6 (16)
8:37 PM: 100 comes up for India in the 23rd over. Rohit Sharma moves to 68.
8:33 PM: A very sensible knock by Rohit Sharma. He is rotating the strike well and is putting the loose balls away. He holds the key for India.
8:30 PM: What Rohit Sharma has done is that he made sure that the run rate doesn’t go down.
8:25 PM: FIFTY! Half-century for Rohit Sharma. Brilliant knock by the Indian opener.
8:22 PM: India – 72/4 (18). Rohit Sharma – 43 (60), MS Dhoni – 2 (7)
8:20 PM: It is getting tense at Pallekel. Only 13 runs have come in the last 5 overs and India have lost 2 wickets.
8:15 PM: The Indian batsman are making the same mistake again and again. They are playing cross batted strokes again Dananjaya and losing their wickets.
8:13 PM: OUT! Another blow for India. Dananjaya gets the better of Kedar Jadhav. India in more trouble.
8:07 PM: Kedar Jadhav is the new man in. He is back to his usual batting position.
8:04 PM: OUT! Dananjaya strikes and that too in his first over. KL Rahul has to go. India in trouble.
7:57 PM: Akila Dananjaya into the attack. This is going to be interesting. Can he do an Ajantha Mendis?
7:54 PM: A bit of confusion in the middle. KL Rahul almost ran himself out there.
7:51 PM: 50 up for India in the 12th over. Even though two wickets went down cheaply, the scoring rate has not gone down.
7:47 PM: Vishwa Fernando is into his 6th over. So far he has given away just 10 runs from the first 5.
7:43 PM: Rohit Sharma is going after the bowlers and scoring fluently. He is looking good out there.
7:35 PM: Another bowling change, Angelo Mathews has the ball. Sri Lanka has already tried 4 different bowlers.
7:34 PM: India 29/2 – (8 overs). Rohit Sharma – 16 (24). KL Rahul – 3 (10)
7:32 PM: A nervous start for KL Rahul. He has taken 7 balls but has failed to get going.
7:28 PM: FOUR! Slightly short of length and punched away by Rohit Sharma through covers. Great timing.
7:24 PM: OUT! BIG WICKET! Virat Kohli is out for 3. He picked the fielder to perfection.
7:18 PM: India – 19/1 (5 overs). Rohit Sharma – 10 (17), Virat Kohli – 3 (10)
7:13 PM: Vishwa Fernando is bowling from the other end. He is a good future prospect for Sri Lanka. Bowls a good maiden over.
7:09 PM: Virat Kohli is the new man in.
7:07 PM: OUT! Bowled! Lasith Malinga strikes. A rare failure for Shikhar Dhawan on this tour. He departs for 5.
7:00 PM: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan starts in style as well, gets off the mark. Ind – 9/0.
6:55 PM: We are back live. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle. Malinga has the new ball.
6:43 PM: The run chase will begin shortly. India would be hoping for a good start from Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
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6:17 PM: Sri Lanka – 217/9 (50)
Lasith Malinga – 1 (5)
Vishwa Fernando – 5 (6)
6:09 PM: OUT! There goes the 9th one. Once again the Sri Lankan team has surrendered in front of India.
6:05 PM: What a start by India after rain. Bumrah picks his 5th wicket. He has been the star performer so far.
5:49 PM: At the end of the 47th over, the score is 192/7. Siriwardana is the key for Sri Lanka here.
5:43 PM: This is turning out to be yet another batting collapse for the Sri Lankan team.
Really, salvage time now for Sri Lanka. Look for 230 now, I guess.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 27, 2017
5:37 PM: Chahal and Patel operating in the slog overs. Great captaincy by Virat Kohli.
5:35 PM: OUT! BOWLED! Axar Patel gets the wicket. Kapugedera departs. This wicket has come at a great time for India.
5:26 PM: FOUR! Sri Lanka is on the move now. Both the batsmen are going for their shots.
5:24 PM: Sri Lanka – 165/5 (41)
Chamara Kapugedera – 11 (18)
Milinda Siriwardana – 1 (4)
5:21 PM: We are into the final 10 overs. How many more can Sri Lanka add in last 60 balls.
5:13 PM: FOUR! Slightly short of length and cut hard by Thirimanne. He is looking in great touch.
5:10 PM: 150 up for Sri Lanka but in the 38th over. They will have to make the best use of last 12 overs.
5:03 PM: Chamara Kapugedera who is making his captaincy debut is the new man in.
5:01 PM: OUT! Angelo Mathews departs as well. Kedar Jadhav picks the wicket.
4:52 PM: Only 19 runs have come in the last 5 overs. Sri Lanka will have to increase the run rate.
4:44 PM: Sri Lanka – 117/3 (31)
Lahiru Thirimanne – 54 (74)
Angelo Mathews – 3 (16)
4:33 PM FOUR! Slightly full and Thirimane picked it well. He is looking in great touch.
4:30 PM: Sri Lanka – 102/3 (27)
Lahiru Thirimanne – 42 (59)
Angelo Mathews – 0 (7)
4:20 PM: OHH! MS Dhoni missed a golden chance to run Chandimal out. He failed to gather the ball.
4:10 PM: At the end of the 22nd over, the score is 85/2.
4:02 PM: Kohli hasn’t used Axar Patel so far. He has been India’s best bowler in this series so far.
3:55 PM: This has been a decent phase for the hosts. Not too many runs have come but no casualty as well.
3:45 PM: FOUR! Full toss on the legs and Thirimane had to only put it away. The partnership is now of 36 runs.
3:35 PM: Chandimal (22) and Thiramane (10) at the crease now look to steady the innings. Sri Lanka 54 for 2 after 15 overs.
3:31 PM: After 14 overs 50 runs and two.
3:28 PM: With a combination of a medium pace (Hardik Pandya) and a spin bowler Kohli seems to trouble the Sri Lankan due. A clever strategy by the Indian captain.
3:24 PM: After 10 overs Virat Kohli comes up with his typical game plan. Brings in the spinners early. The ball is handed over to Yuzvendra Chahal. Sri Lanka 42/2.
3:20 PM: With the current run-rate of 3.76 the predicted score is 189 runs.
3:15 PM: The weather is clear and its a superb scene just outside the stadium. Chandimal and Thiramane will try to anchor the Sri Lankan team. Bhuvi at the bowling end.
3:10 PM: After nine overs 37 for two wickets.
3:05 PM: Bumrah strikes again. Kusal Mendis goes cheap for one run.
3:00 PM: At the end of the 6th over, the score is 22/1.
2:56 PM: Bumrah has not only picked up a wicket but has also been very economical as well. Gave away only 4 runs from the first two overs.
2:55 PM: Kusal Mendis is the new batsman in. A very promising prospect who has done well on the tour.
2:50 PM: OUT! There’s the first wicket. Bumrah strikes. Dickwella managed to survive for just 3 balls. He departs for 13.
2:45 PM: Phew! It was a close LBW call but the ball pitched outside the leg stump. Dickwella survives.
2;40 PM: FOUR! Another cracking boundary for Dickwella. This is turning out to be a quick start.
2:39 PM: Sri Lanka – 10/0 (2)
Dinesh Chandimal – 1 (5)
Niroshan Dickwella – 8 (7)
2:37 PM: Dinesh Chandimal is making a comeback to the ODI side. He was the captain of the Test team so there will be added pressure on him to perform.
2:34 PM: A good first over by Bhuvi, only 6 runs from it. Jasprit Bumrah will start from the other end.
2:30 PM: FOUR! The boundary on the first ball. Great start for Sri Lanka, poor fielding by Kedar Jadhav. Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with the new ball.
2:28 PM: We had a bit of rain in Pallekele but the covers are already off and the match is expected to start on time.
2:20 PM: Here is an image from the toss:
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2:10 PM: India is playing with an unchanged XI.
2:05 PM: So that’s the update from the middle. Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first.
1:45 PM: Good afternoon folks! Welcome to the live coverage of India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI. We are only 15 minutes away from the toss.
Here are the playing XIs for India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI:
India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka – Niroshan Dickwella(w), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera(c), Milinda Siriwardana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga.