Twitter reacts to India continuing their dominance against Sri Lanka at Colombo
Sri Lanka have to chase down 376 to bring up their first win in the series
Published - Aug 31, 2017 6:32 pm | Updated - Aug 31, 2017 6:32 pm
The tale of the ongoing India’s tour to Sri Lanka has been largely one sided until now and it continued to follow the same pattern even in Colombo today. With the series sealed at 3-0, Virat Kohli went ahead with three changes to the side, testing their bench strength. As a result, Shardul Thakur made his debut for the country while Kuldeep Yadav and Manish Pandey made a comeback in the One Day attire.
For a change, the series saw India bat first after winning the toss. Shikhar Dhawan did not trouble the scorers much as he was dismissed in the second over of the innings. But then came Virat Kohli and changed the entire tempo of the game. Together with Rohit Sharma, they slammed 219 runs off just 168 to derail the Sri Lankan attack. Whenever the two bat together, they never make ugly runs and are a treat to the eyes.
Virat Kohli grabbed all the eyeballs as he brought up his 29th ODI ton as he smashed 131 off 96 balls at a strike rate of 136.5, scoring 17 boundaries and a couple of sixes. Rohit Sharma from the other end creamed 104 off just 88 balls at a strike rate of 118, slamming 11 fours and three maximums. Rohit brought up his 13th ODI ton in the process.
At one point of time, India was threatening to post a target of over 400 in front of the Lankans but quick wickets of Rohit Kohli, Pandya and Rahul pulled it back acutely for the hosts. Matthews chipped in with a couple of wickets during the phase.
However, Dhoni and Pandya delivered the knockout punch with their partnership of 101 off 74 balls at the death. Pandey brought up his half century off 42 balls, while MS Dhoni fell one run short of yet another half century in his career. Twitter went gaga looking at the Indians post a target of 376 by losing five wickets.
Here are some of the Tweets
MSD was on 25 from 30 when Munaweera dropped him.
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) August 31, 2017
Even in his 300th ODI, Dhoni comes in middle of a collapse. Such is the story of some legends. #SLvIND
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 31, 2017
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) August 31, 2017
Virat Kohli fell at 225 (29.3 overs), since then 285/4 in 41 overs. Familiar? #INDvsSL
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) August 31, 2017
Rohit goes for 104 – his lowest score to get out after completing the century. His last 10 ODI 100s were all 120+ runs. #SLvIND
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 31, 2017
Rohit hugs Malinga for getting to 300 wickets and then strikes him for a four. Sometimes cricket is just too adorable. #SLvIND
— Shirin Sadikot (@ShirinSadikot) August 31, 2017
Rohit Sharma hugged Malinga after he took wicket of Virat Kohli.
Mumbai Indians Conspiracy ?#IndvsSL
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) August 31, 2017
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) August 31, 2017
— Maithun (@Being_Humor) August 31, 2017
— ßєคɾɖ ßɷყ ??? (@BeingFlicked) August 31, 2017
— Monica (@monicas004) August 31, 2017
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 31, 2017
— A∂ιтιι? (@Sassy_Soul_) August 31, 2017
Kohli makes great pair with "Sharmas" ?#IndvsSL
— Drunk BATMAN (@Caped_Humor) August 31, 2017
— Pavilion Talks (@PavilionTalks) August 31, 2017
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) August 31, 2017
1 min silence for all those who thought India will score 400 & 2 mins silence for all those who think that SL will chase this score. #SLvIND
— Aldon Daniel (@ad_aldon) August 31, 2017
— Yeshu Aggarwal (@yeshu_a) August 31, 2017
Manish Pandey has made a statement today for team management
Dare not drop me for your fav players
— Chandan (@sportsbloggerCK) August 31, 2017
#SLvIND Highest Score against Sri-lanka in Sri-lanka.
— Yohan ??? (@yohansyy) August 31, 2017
3 consecutive ? run partnership for @msdhoni
— srikrishna (@1998Srikrishna) August 31, 2017
— CEAT Cricket Rating (@CEAT_CCR) August 31, 2017
— Japakan Makendran (@imjapakan) August 31, 2017
Most not outs in ODI's:
73 – Dhoni
72 – Pollock
72 – Vaas
67 – Bevan
— Virat kohli #SLvIND (@CricInfoScore) August 31, 2017
— sumit saurav (@sumitsa51138372) August 31, 2017
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadejaOfc) August 31, 2017
Fewest ODIs to 300 wickets:
171 Brett Lee
186 Waqar Younis
200 G McGrath
202 M Muralitharan
203 L MALINGA
208 Wasim Akram#SLvIND
— Induneshan sachu (@induneshan) August 31, 2017
— MSDian (@Ayaan_Mohini) August 31, 2017