India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Score, 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli Hits 74th International Ton, India In Driver’s Seat | Cricket News


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India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Updates, 3rd ODI: Shubman Gill departed after scoring his second ODI century off 89 balls. On the other hand, Virat Kohli also brought up his 46th ODI century off 85 balls and helped India keep going against Sri Lanka after losing Rohit Sharma. Earlier, India skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. The hosts have rested Hardik Pandya and Umran Malik, while Suryakumar Yadav and Washington Sundar have been roped in for the match. It is also the 50th ODI game for Virat Kohli vs Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, having lost the first two matches, would be looking to salvage some pride. (LIVE SCORECARD)

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (w), Ashen Bandara, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

Here are the LIVE Score Updates of the 3rd ODI Match between India and Sri Lanka straight from Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram:







  • 16:47 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: Century for Kohli

    Virat Kohli again shows his mettle and slams his 74th international off 85 balls. Kohli takes a brilliant single and brought up his 46th ODI ton. What a proud moment for the Indian batter. 

    IND 303/2 (46 overs)

  • 16:45 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: Game on halt

    The game has been put on a brief halt after Vandersay and Ashen Bandara picks up an injury as they collided with each other. Stretchers have been brought in by the medical staff and both the players have been taken out of the ground. 

  • 16:40 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: FOUR

    Virat Kohli gets another boundary on Karunaratne after the fielder on the deep mid-wicket and deep square leg, collides while trying to get the ball. The ball crosses the boundary line and the Vandersay and Ashen Bandara end up hurting themselves. Kohli stands unbeaten at 99. 

    IND 302/2 (42.5 overs)

  • 16:35 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: FOUR

    Shreyas Iyer gives a strong support to Kohli with a brilliant boundary on Chamika Karunaratne’s delivery. He hits a shot towards the long-on as the fielder to stop the ball from going across the boundary line. 

    IND 295/2 (42.1 overs)

  • 16:28 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: SIX

    SIX!!! Virat Kohli hits another maximum on Lahiru Kumara’s delivery. Kohli simply pulls a shot towards the long-on as Jeffrey Vandersay completely fails to judge the timing of the ball and misses out on a golden chance of taking a chance. The ball goes straight into the crowd. 

    IND 280/2 (40.1 overs)

  • 16:26 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: FOUR

    Virat Kohli is inching closer towards his century as he hits another boundary on Salman Butt’s delivery. Kohli lofts a straight down to the ground shot as the ball easily beats the fielder at the long-on and goes for a four.

    IND 271/2 (39.3 overs)

  • 16:17 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: SIX

    SIX!!! What a shot!! Shreyas Iyer opens his arms and hits a brilliant maximum on Wanindu Hasaranga’s delivery. He tosses it over the deep mid-wicket as the ball goes straight into the crowd. Both the batters standing strong for India.

  • 16:14 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: FOUR

    Shreyas Iyer joins the party and hits a boundary on Chamika Karunaratne’s delivery. Iyer turns out to be lucky as he tries to play a pull-shot on a short-delivery, which goes over the head of the wicketkeeper and fetches four runs for Iyer.

    IND 249/2 (36.3 overs)

  • 16:08 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: Kohli surpasses Jayawardena

    Virat Kohli (66*) becomes the fifth highest run-scorer in the ODI cricket. He has surpassed Sri Lanka batting legend Mahela Jayawardena’s record of 12650 runs. Another achievement unlocked by the star India batter. 

    IND 235/2 (35 overs)

  • 16:02 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: FOUR

    Virat Kohli keeps the momentum alive for India as he hits a brilliant boundary on Chamika Karunaratne’s delivery. He perfectly places a shot into the long-off as the ball comfortably crosses the boundary line. Beautiful piece of batting. 

    IND 232/2 (34.1 overs)

  • 15:59 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Sri Lanka finally take a sigh of relief after Kasun Rajitha dismisses Shubman Gill for 116. Gill gets clean bowled after he fails to judge Rajitha’s delivery. Shreyas Iyer is the new batter who walks in and joins Virat Kohli. 

    IND 226/2 (33.4 overs)

  • 15:48 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: Expensive over

    Jeffrey Vandersay, what have you done!! The Sri Lanka bowler ends up conceding 18 runs off the previous over. After bringing up his century, Shubman Gill smashes two back-to-back four, which were followed by Virat Kohli hitting another boundary. Later, Gill completes the over with one more four.  India going at a good pace.

    IND 220/1 (32 overs)

  • 15:43 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: Century for Gill

    Shubman Gill completes his century off 89 balls. He brilliantly takes a single on Fernando’s delivery to reach his second ODI ton. What a brilliant batting from the young batter. India standing strong at a loss of just one wicket as they eye a big target. 

    SL 202/1 (31 overs)

  • 15:42 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: Fifty for Virat

    Virat Kohli brings up his half-century in style as he smashes a boundary on Nuwanido Fernando’s delivery. He takes 48 balls to reach the 50-run mark as Gill on the other end waits for his second ODI ton.

    IND 201/1 (30.5 overs)

  • 15:42 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: Century for Shubman Gill!

    A single and Shubman Gill races to his century. What a composed knock this has been from the Indian opener! He started slow then paced his innings really well after that. He had scored his fifty in 52 balls, but took only 37 balls for the next 50 runs.

    IND 202/1 (31)

  • 15:38 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: SIX

    SIX!!! Such a huge shot that was. Gill thrashes a brilliant maximum on Nuwanido Fernando’s delivery. Gill moves forward and leans a shot towards the long-off as the ball goes sailing over the fence. Gill unbeaten at 94.

    IND 187/1 (29 overs)

  • 15:36 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: FOUR

    Lucks plays an important role for Gill as his miss-hit also goes for a boundary. The ball hits the outside-edge and goes through the third man for a four. Great batting from Gill.

    IND 181/1 (28.5 overs)

  • 15:19 (IST)

    India vs Sri Lanka, Live: FOUR

    Gill continues his carnage as he hits another boundary om Dasun Shanaka’s delivery. He gets on his front foot and places shot into the long-off and gets four runs. What a piece of batting from the young opener.

    IND 157/1 (24.1 overs)

  • 15:09 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: FOUR

    What a shot!!! Gill simply pulls it over the long-off and steals a boundary from Dasun Shanaka. The ball comfortably crosses the boundary rope and India get four runs. This also brings up the fifty-run partnership between Gill and Virat Kohli.

    IND 146/1 (22.3 overs)

  • 14:52 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: Fifty for Shubman Gill!

    This is a really fine knock from Shubman Gill. He has played well in this series so far after getting a nod ahead of Ishan Kishan. The right-handed batter scored 70 in the first game, 21 in the second and now unbeaten on fifty. He must convert it into three digits.

    IND 118/1 (19)

  • 14:41 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: Back-to-back FOURS!

    16.3 – Wow! This is classical Virat Kohli at his very best. It was a fuller ball from Jeffrey Vandersay and Virat Kohli drove it to perfection for a four.

    16.4 – Kohli hits it from the back foot this time. This is good anticipation as he knew that this was going to be a short ball. He waited inside his crease and then cut the ball away for a four towards the backward point region.

    IND 110/1 (16.4)

  • 14:36 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: FOUR!

    That’s a beautiful cover drive from Virat Kohli. It was a fuller ball and there was a big gap between cover and mid-off fielders. Kohli relied on his timing and just let the ball go from the gap for a four. This pitch is a batting paradise.

    IND 99/1 (15.4)

  • 14:35 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: WICKET!

    Rohit Sharma is gone! It was short ball from Chamika Karunaratne. Rohit wanted to play it towards the fine leg fence but failed to do so. The ball travelled in air directly to Avishka Fernando at deep backward square leg.

    IND 95/1 (15.2)

  • 14:24 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: India’s scoring rate slows down!

    Only 11 runs have come off the last 3 overs. Sri Lankan bowlers Wanindu Hasaranga and Jeffrey Vandersay did a decent job to stop the quick flow of runs. Hasaranga bowled two, while Vandersay one over during the period.

    IND 86/0 (13)

  • 14:12 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: Back-to-back SIXES!

    Rohit Sharma is on fire at the moment. He has hit Kasun Rajitha for two consecutive sixes. The first one was a sensational pull shot from Rohit, while the second one was a lofted shot over the bowler’s head. On the very next ball, Rohit hit a four as India fetched a total of 16 runs from the over.

  • 14:03 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: FOUR!

    An off cutter from Kasun Rajitha and it seemed that Rohit Sharma picked it early. He waited on the back foot before hitting the ball over the bowler’s head for a four.

    IND 45/0 (7.3)

  • 13:57 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: Expensive over

    While Rohit Sharma started the over with a six and then gave the strike to Shubman Gill. The latter hit four consecutive boundaries on the remaining four balls to up India’s scoring rate. The over from Lahiru Kumara fetched 23 runs to India and now it has been a really good start for the hosts. 

    IND 42/0 (6)

  • 13:53 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: SIX!

    Easy pickings for Rohit Sharma! It was bowled fuller on the stumps from Lahiru Kumara and Rohit just nonchalantly flicked it for a six over deep mid-wicket. 

    IND 25/0 (5.1)

  • 13:51 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: What a shot!

    Shubman Gill is really strong on the off side. This time Kasun Rajitha had picthed the ball up and Gill played a beautiful cover drive on it for a four. He is now slowy and gradully getting rhythm in this innings.

    IND 19/0 (4.4)

  • 13:46 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: FOUR!

    Shubman Gill opens his account with a good shot on the off side. It was a good length ball but Gill played it beautifully towards the point region for a four. It is the second boundary of the Indian innings.

    IND 10/0 (3.2)

  • 13:43 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: Tight bowling

    The Sri lankan bowlers have bowled really well so far. Barring the one delivery from Lahiru Kumara down the leg stump, both Kasun Rajitha and Kumara have looked disciplined so far. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are happy taking their time to settle down.

    IND 5/0 (3)

  • 13:37 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: FOUR!

    Not a good ball from Lahiru Kumara as he sprayed it on the pads of Shubman Gill. The India batter failed to get any wood on it but the ball hit his pad and ran for a four towards the fine leg fence.  

    IND 4/0 (1.2)

  • 13:35 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: Maiden over

    Kasun Rajitha has bowled a maiden first over to Rohit Sharma. He even hit the pad of the batter on the last ball but it was certainly the height that saved Rohit. This is a good start for Sri Lanka.

    IND 0/0 (1)

  • 13:31 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: It’s game time!

    Rohit Sharma is on the strike, Shubman Gill is at the other end. Kasun Rajitha will bowl the first over. Here we go…

  • 13:16 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: Team changes

    India have roped in Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar, while Hardik Pandya and Umran Malik have been rested for the game. For Sri Lanka, Ashen Bandara replaces Dhananjaya de Silva, and Jeffrey Vandersay is in for Dunith Wellalage.

  • 13:08 (IST)

    IND vs SL, Live: Here are the playing XIs –

    India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

    Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (w), Ashen Bandara, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

  • 13:03 (IST)

    IND vs SL, 3rd ODI Live: India opt to bat

    India skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI. Both the sides have made a couple of changes in their playing XIs. Sharing the teams next…

  • 12:46 (IST)

    IND vs SL, 3rd ODI Live: Record awaits Kohli!

    In case, Virat Kohli plays today, it will be his 50th ODI game against Sri Lanka. It is worth noting that no player has ever played 50 or more ODI games against the island nation. Interestingly, Kohli had made his international debut against Sri Lanka itself back in 2008 in an ODI match. 

  • 12:41 (IST)

    IND vs SL, 3rd ODI Live: India’s Predicted XI

    India might give a chance to Ishan Kishan at the top as the batter was benched for Shubman Gill despite scoring a double century in his most recent ODI match. Some other changes could also be in the mind of skipper Rohit Sharma. Here is what we think could be India’s Playing XI. CLICK HERE

  • 12:38 (IST)

    IND vs SL, 3rd ODI Live: Will India rest key players?

    Given India have already sealed the series after winning the first two games by big margins, chances are high that skipper Rohit Sharma will rest some of the key players so that those from bench get a game.

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