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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


  • 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.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    Akila Dananjaya provides Sri Lanka the perfect. After being smacked for a monster six, Dananjaya bowls the googly and outsmarts Rohit Sharma. Shreyas Iyer has join Dhawan in the middle.

  • 5:49 PM IST

    OUT! Rohit Sharma falls for 7

  • 5:35 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle for India. It ideally should be a easy target for them given their form at Mohali. Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep will want to make good use of the new-ball given the conditions on offer.

  • 5:29 PM IST
    Kuldeep Yadav : We are very lucky to get him out (Tharanga) at that point of time. The hard-work we put in the nets is really coming off well. I was trying to bowl more in the fuller areas. The ball was turning and it was a slow turner. Mahi keeps telling us where to bowl and we are very lucky to have him in our side. We pulled out well towards the end.

    Yuzvendra Chahal: I spoke to Mahi. I was bowling wicket to wicket and was bowling a bit quicker. I was able to control the drift from the last couple of series. So, I had my areas and know where to bowl. Not an easy wicket to get runs.
  • 5:28 PM IST

    Read suvajit-mustafi‘s innings report from the 3rd ODI here.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    OUT! Sri Lanka are all out for 215 runs

    Asela Gunaratne’s 50 ball innings comes to an end. He was scalped up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Gunaratne handed Dhoni a simple catch.
    India were brought back into the game by their spin twins; Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The pair picked 6 wickets between them
    India will be favourites to win this match from here on.
  • 4:40 PM IST

    Sri Lanka have lost all the momentum their openers had provided. The middle and late-middle order did not put a fight against the might of Indian spinners. Asela Gunaratne has been kept quite so far. India have been poor in the fielding already missing 2 run outs.

  • 4:25 PM IST

    OUT! Another one bites the dust. Hardik Pandya finally has a wicket to his name. Sachith Pathirana tried to take the long route but perished.He made a 12-ball 7. Akila Dananjaya is out in the middle.

  • 4:10 PM IST

    OUT! Sri Lanka are falling like nine-pins

    Chahal nabs Thisara Perera. Perera misread the line of the ball that came back into him quite sharply. Sri Lanka did take the referral but as replays suggested the ball would have knocked off the bails.
    MS Dhoni is captaining the side now, with Rohit out of the field.

  • 3:59 PM IST
    Angelo Mathews was completely outfoxed by Yuzvendra Chahal. Mathews played the wrong line and got his off stumps knocked off. It was reminiscent of Mitchell Starc’s dismissal of James Vince from Perth Test.
  • 3:58 PM IST

    OUT! Mathews falls for 17

  • 3:49 PM IST

    So far Rohit Sharma has juggled his bowlers quite well. Both spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been the pick for them. Hardik Pandya has been smacked for plenty across. It is important for Angelo Mathews and Asela Gunaratne to stay in the middle for as long as possible.

  • 3:32 PM IST
    Niroshan Dickwella who opened his account with a four, was out on his fourth ball. Kuldeep gets the ball to turn from the rough, that found the outside edge of Niroshan’s bat. Asela Gunaratne is out in the middle.
  • 3:29 PM IST

    OUT! Kuldeep gets his second wicket in the over

  • 3:27 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack and gets the prized scalp of Tharanga. Tharanga missed a straighter one that found a nibble-sighted Dhoni, who flicked the bails off in a flash.

    Niroshan Dickwella is along with Angelo Mathews.
  • 3:24 PM IST


    Tharanga departs for 95.

  • 3:13 PM IST

    Upul Tharanga now has crossed 1,000 ODI runs in 2017

  • 3:08 PM IST
    Sadeera departs trying to loft Chahal over the covers. The delivery bounced and spun a bit too much for his liking. Stuck with the bottom of the bat, the ball managed to reach the fielder at sweeper cover.

    Angelo Mathews is out in the middle.
  • 3:06 PM IST

    OUT! Sadeera Sadarawickrama falls for 42

  • 2:50 PM IST
    Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are now bowling in tandem. Flow of runs have suddenly died down. Unlike Tharanga, Sadeera are struggling to pick Kuldeep.


    Tharanga managed to crack Chahal for a six over his head. The pair have also managed to bring up the 100-run stand in just 92 balls.
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.