India vs Sri Lanka: Scoreboard, Fourth ODI
Kolkata: Scoreboard after India defeated Sri Lanka in 4th ODI by 153 runs and take a 4-0 lead in 5-match series played at Eden Gardens here Thursday.
Needing to score at a daunting 8.1 runs per over to upstage India, the visitors never came anywhere close to accepting the challenge and were bundled out for only 251 in 43.1 overs, as the home side took a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.
The Sri Lankan reply started off on a poor note, as they lost opener Kusal Perera (0) without any runs on the board in the very first over.
The islanders suffered further jolts with Dinesh Chandimal (9), Mahela Jayawardene (2) and Tilakratne Dilshan (34; 33b, 6x4) departing by the tenth over.
At 48/4, the tourists needed a miracle to make the game competitive.
Skipper Angelo Mathews (75; 68b, 9x4, 1x6) and Lahiru Thirmanne (59, 69b, 7x4, 1x6) put on 118 for the fifth wicket, but that was too little and too late, and only provided some respectability to the islanders' innings.
There was another 50-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Thirmanne and Thisara Perera (29), but once they left, wickets fell at regular intervals and it was all over with 6.5 overs yet to be bowled.
For India, Dhawal Kulkarni (4/34) ran through the middle order. Umesh Yadav, Akshar Patel and Stuart Binny picked up two wickets each.
|Ajinkya Rahane||lbw b Mathews||28|
|Rohit Sharma||c Jayawardene b Kulasekara||264|
|Ambati Rayudu||b Eranga||8|
|Virat Kohli||run out (Kusal Perera/Prasanna/Chandimal)||66|
|Suresh Raina||c Jayawardene b Mathews||11|
|Robin Uthappa||not out||16*|
|Extras||(w 10, nb 1)||11|
|Total||for 5 wickets||404|
|Fall of wickets||1-40 (Rahane, 7.5 ov), 2-59 (Rayudu, 12.6 ov), 3-261 (Kohli, 38.5 ov), 4-276 (Raina, 40.2 ov), 5-404 (Rohit, 49.6 ov)|
Did not bat: Stuart Binny, Akshar Patel, Karn Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni
Sri Lanka innings
|Kusal Perera||c Karn Sharma b Yadav||0|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||c Raina b Binny||34|
|Denesh Chandimal||c Raina b Binny||9|
|Mahela Jayawardene||lbw b Yadav||2|
|Angelo Mathews||st Uthappa b Patel||75|
|Lahiru Thirimanne||c Kohli b Kulkarni||59|
|Thisara Perera||c Uthappa b Kulkarni||29|
|Seekkuge Prasanna||c Patel b Kulkarni||11|
|Nuwan Kulasekara||c Rayudu b Kulkarni||0|
|Ajantha Mendis||c Karn Sharma b Patel||4|
|Shaminda Eranga||not out||12*|
|Extras||(lb 6, w 10)||16|
|Fall of wickets||1-0 (MDKJ Perera, 0.3 ov), 2-31 (Chandimal, 5.6 ov), 3-42 (Jayawardene, 8.2 ov), 4-48 (Dilshan, 9.4 ov), 5-166 (Mathews, 28.5 ov), 6-218 (Thirimanne, 36.2 ov), 7-219 (NLTC Perera, 36.5 ov), 8-229 (Kulasekara, 38.1 ov), 9-233 (Prasanna, 38.4 ov), 10-251 (Mendis, 43.1 ov)|
Result: India won by 153 runs
Series: India lead the 5-match series 4-0
Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma
Toss: India chose to bat