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  • 8:00 PM IST
    This has been a dominating show by India at Vizag. Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer crushed Sri Lanka’s hope via their 135-run stand.

    Dhawan remained unbeaten on 100*; his 12th overall in ODIs. Read a more comprehensive report here.
  • 7:55 PM IST

    INDIA WIN SERIES 2-1

  • 7:53 PM IST

    100! 100 for Shikhar Dhawan

    12th 100 for Dhawan. Dhawan’s second fifty came of just 43 balls. Dinesh Kartik and Shikhar Dhawan have added 55 runs in 50 balls. Karthik here is played a second fiddle to Dhawan, who was nearing a century.

  • 7:32 PM IST

    Shikhar Dhawan has made his intentions clear. India are just a few big overs away from winning the series. Dhawan has been joined by Dinesh Karthik, who himself looks in a hurry to finish the match.

  • 7:16 PM IST
    OUT! Shreyas Iyer has thrown his wicket. He was looking set for a maiden hundred. Thisara Perera is lucky to grab a wicket off a short-ball. Iyer’s wicket ended a 135-run stand.

    DInesh Karthick is out in the middle.
  • 7:13 PM IST

    OUT! Shreyas Iyer gives his wicket away for 65

  • 6:56 PM IST

    FIFTY! Shikhar Dhawan reaches his fifty in style. It took him just 46 balls. 100 run stand up between Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan was achieved in 92 deliveries. The pair have been destructive against anything short and wide. Iyer since reaching his fifty, has chanced his arms to full affect.

  • 6:38 PM IST

    SIX! Shreyas Iyer has launched into Sri Lanka’s spin attack. He brings up his fifty in 44 balls. His fifty has included 6 fours and one six. This is Iyer’s second consecutive half-century.

  • 6:20 PM IST

    India 67/1 after 11 overs: Both the batsmen have started playing their shots. The partnership between Dhawan-Iyer is 53 now.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    India 28/1 after 7 overs: Dhawan continues to play his shot Shreyas is just supporting him. The Sri Lankan bowlers have done well not leaking runs.

The series is levelled at 1-1 © AFP
The series is levelled at 1-1 © AFP

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the third and final ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. We at CricketCountry will bring all the intriguing statistics as well funny posts from the social media universe.

1-1 in this 3-ODI series and we have a decider, not what many would have hoped for before the start. Big win at Mohali tips India as favourites to win the decider but Sri Lanka might just spring a surprise if conditions and luck go their way. Plenty of rights for India in Mohali, after all the wrongs in 1st ODI.

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma played really well early on, and then Shreyas Iyer provided explosives at No.3. Rohit in particular slammed his third double hundred to down Sri Lanka’s far-fetched hope of a series win, and leveled score line 1-1.

As far as Sri Lanka is concerned, only Asela Gunaratne seemed to show some intent in their loss. Angelo Mathews seemed happier to be amongst the runs than try and get some motive going.