Angelo Mathews © IANS (File Photo)
Angelo Mathews © IANS (File Photo)

Nov 16, 2014

Angelo Mathews scored a fighting half-century in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka at Ranchi on Sunday. He got to the landmark with a superb drive over covers for six.

Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne buckled down to stitch together an important partnership. Earlier, Mahela Jayawardene edged Ravichandran Ashwin to Ajinkya Rahane at slip. Akshar Patel struck, dismissing Dinesh Chandimal for an agonising 30-ball five. Stuart Binny had got rid of Tillakaratne Dilshan, bowled for a well-made 35 off just 24 balls. Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella was dismissed for just four to pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, caught brilliantly by Ambati Rayudu.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. Niroshan Dickwella made his debut at the expense of Kusal Perera, while Kedar Jadhav made his debut for India, coming in for Suresh Raina. Umesh Yadav too was replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin. India have already won the series 4-0.

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