Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka 2017 3rd ODI: A week ago, around the same time, India was on the edge of losing its first bilateral series since 2015. It took them a good batting surface and a spirited Rohit Sharma to turn the tables.
India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Score 3rd ODI: After winning the toss, Rohit Sharma elected to bowl first in what looks like good conditions for batting. A week ago, around the same time, India was on the edge of losing its first bilateral series since 2015. It took them a good batting surface and a spirited Rohit Sharma to turn the tables. Now, they the team would be eyeing yet another comfortable win as it takes the field for the third and final ODI of the series at Visakhapatnam. Rohit Sharma would like to keep his purple patch going. Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer also got some runs under the belt but the management would be hoping for more contribution from Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey, if they do get a chance to bat. Washington Sundar is missing out after a good debut in Mohali as he is sick. He has been replaced by Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI.
As far as Sri Lanka is considered, they need to find a way to stop India’s top order. The conditions are not expected to help the visitors though. It is expected to be a sunny day and the skies will remain clear. The wicket does have a greenish tinge to it but the conditions are expected to be good for batting. The live score is 215 after 50 overs.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Live Cricket Score Updates:
8:19 PM: Shikhar Dhawan crowned Man of the Match.
7:52 PM: India wins 3rd ODI vs Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. Finishes match with style and ease. India needed to make 216 and achieved that in 32.1 overs. India win series 2-1.
7:50 PM: Shikhar Dhawan completes his 12th ton in style. India need 2 runs to win.
7:38 PM: India is at 181/2 after 29 overs. India is easily inching towards their target. Dhawan is blasting his way through Lankan bowling.
7:10 PM: Shreyas Iyer hits a poor shot. The ball lands in Lakmal’s hands. Thisara Perera claims Shreyas’s wicket. Iyer departs after scoring 65 (63).
6:54 PM: Half-century comes up for Shikhar Dhawan.
6:50 PM: Partnership between Shreyas and Shikhar reaches 101 out of 91 balls. India is cruising towards their target with ease. Idia is at 116/1 after 19 overs.
6:35 PM: Shreyas Iyer slams half-century. This is Iyer’s consecutive half-century in the PayTM series vs Sri Lanka. Shreyas blasts Pathirane for a four in the next ball of scoring half-century. India at 103/1 after 16 overs.
6:26 PM: India is at 77/1 after 13 overs. Shreyas and Dhawan are both building up a good partnership which Sri Lankans need to break if they want to win this match.
6:16 PM: Shreyas blasts two fours in the 11th over. Mathews hoping for a break delivers a costly over. India is at 67/1 after 11 overs.
6:13 PM: India after 10 overs is at 55 runs. Shikar and Shreyas are poised at the pitch with a perfect left and right combination.
5:45 PM: The Rohit-Shikhar duo has resorted to explosive batting with a four and a six coming from the same over. Akila takes a beating but makes a brilliant comeback with a googly thwarting the middle stump and sending Rohit back to pavilion.
5:37 PM: India begins their innings. India survives three consecutive scares. First two from Shikar Dhawan and the next from Rohit Sharma. Sri Lanka is displaying good fielding and at the end of 2 overs India is at 3/0.
4:47 PM: Sri Lanka’s batting comes to a close. Gunaratne gives a thick edge which is comfortably caught by Dhoni behind. Sri Lanka manages 215/10. India needs 216 from 50 overs to win.
4:43 PM: After 43 overs Sri Lanka is 215/9. Gunaratne and Pradeep are having a tough time facing Yadav’s spin. Gunaratne tries hard to score in singles. He is not trying to hit big shots and tries to keep his strike.
4:29 PM: Sri Lankan batting order is crumbling like a house of cards. Hardik Pandya claims second wicket of the match. Suranga Lakmal dismissed in an lbw. Walks back to pavillion making 1 (4).
4:25 PM: Kuldeep Yadav claims another wicket. Visitors are left in a sorry state. Akila Danajaya bowled by Kuldeep Yadav. Visitors are at 210/8 after 40 overs.
4:18 PM: Seventh wicket fall for the visitors. Sachith Pathirane dismissed by Hardik Pandya. Hardik claims his first scalp. Sri Lanka is at 208/7.
4:08 PM: At the end of 37 overs, Sri Lanka stands at 204/6 . Pathirane has made 6 runs and Gunaratne has scored 10. Thisara Perera bowled by Chahal. He goes for 6 runs.
4:00 PM: Mathews bowled for 17 by Chahal.
3:50 PM: Sri Lanka 188/4 after 33.3 overs.
3:44 PM: Tharanga gets out for 95. Yadav does the trick and stops his brilliant run.
3:34 PM: Visitors are 175/4 after 30 overs.
3:27 PM: OUT N Dickwella goes for 8. Men in Blue slowly coming back in the game
3:21 PM: OUT: Huge wicket for India. Tharanga goes for 95 runs.
3:19 PM: Sri Lanka 160/2 in 27 overs
3:14 PM: FOUR: Angelo Mathews hits four off Pandya.
3:13 PM: Tharanga on 86 runs. Slowly and steadily moving towards his century.
3:11 PM: After 25 overs visitors are 145/2 in 25 overs.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI playing XI:
Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera(c), Sachith Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.
India – Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.