Virat Kohli’s century guides India to 5-0 cleansweep against Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli’s Unbeaten Century helps India 5-0 clean-sweep against Sri Lanka

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Virat Kohli’s Unbeaten Century helps India 5-0 clean-sweep against Sri Lanka

November 16: Indian skipper Virat Kohli trumped another equally superb maiden, made unbeaten 139 out of 126 runs. India completed a 5-0 series victory at the JSCA Stadium, Ranchi on Sunday. India won by three wickets with eight balls to spare. Kohli struck 12 fours and 3 sixes during his 126-ball captain’s knock as India boosted their confidence ahead of the tough upcoming tour of Australia. Kohli, during his knock tried replicate MS Dhoni’s trademark ‘Helicopter shot’ in the 49th over bowled by Ajantha Mendis.

On a day of captains, Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews hammered a brilliant 139 not out to guide the visitors to a challenging total of 286/8  in 50 overs after electing to bat.

 India reached 288 for seven in 48.4 overs. Axar Patel’s  17 runs added 57 runs with Virat for the eighth wicket in 32 balls. That was enough.

Kohli roared at the game’s conclusion, plucked a stump from the pitch and soaked in the applause from a delighted Ranchi crowd.

 

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