To mark MS Dhoni's 300th One-Day International, Virat Kohli presented the former skipper with a platinum-gilded miniature bat before the start of the fourth ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday (August 31).
India's calm, composed and talented sports star Mahendra singh Dhoni, who is on field today to courageous Sri Lankans for the fourth One Day International (ODI) match in Colombo, plays his 300th ODI match.
Angelo Mathews with 70 was the only Lankan batsman played with a objective. Virat Kohli and Co. bettered India's previous record of 147-run win in 2009, which also came at the same venue.Chasing a huge target of 376, the hosts didn't have the best of starts as Shardul Thakur scalped his maiden ODI wicket by dismissing Niroshan Dickwella.
Kohli ended up scoring 131 runs off 96 balls before he was dismissed by Lasith Malinga which was his 300th wicket in One Day Internationals.
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Moreover, the Sri Lanka is also suffered with the injuries. Sri Lanka were never in the hunt, and were only helped by Angelo Mathews, who scored a valiant 70.
Kohli reached his 29th ODI century off just 76 balls with a boundary off Milinda Siriwardana to the square-leg fence as he toyed with the bowling attack. In the 50-over format, Dhoni has a total of 9608 runs.
Sri Lankan team has showcased poor performance in this series of matches. If the Team wins the Toss then obliviously the team Sri Lanka will be bat first.
India vs Sri Lanka: Team India tour of Sri Lanka is the on going cricket series which was scheduled for 3 Test matches, 5 ODI matches, and a T20 match. Dhoni, who made 49 not out, became only the sixth Indian and the second wicketkeeper-batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to play 300 ODIs.
Both teams next clash on Sunday in the fifth and final ODI at the very same venue.
Sri Lanka picked up another wicket when Lokesh Rahul was caught at midwicket off spin bowler Akila Dananjaya, briefly threatening a comeback.