Sri Lanka are now ranked seventh in the world in test cricket and eighth in the 50 and 20-over formats, in both of which they have won World Cups. While Pandey scored a half-century, Dhoni ended up a run short of his fifty.
Sri Lanka wants to modernise its 200 year old customs law to become a global trading hub, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, though customs officers had earlier expressed concerns. On the other hand, this is the biggest defeat for Sri Lanka in terms of runs at their home. Sri Lanka folded for 207 and lost by a mammoth margin.
Just one wicket away from claiming his 300th ODI scalp, Malinga has an unenviable task of ending Lanka's prolonged horror-run.
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Kohli then came in to bowl ahead of Kuldeep Yadav and Akshar Patel.
Kohli out at 131 runs from 96 balls.
Rohit Sharma, Malinga's Mumbai Indians captain in the Indian Premier League, hugged the Sri Lankan bowling legend for his milestone while Hardik Pandya, another of Malinga's Mumbai Indians teammates, came in to bat at number four and congratulated him with a fist bump. The 3 more matches b/w India and SL to be held at this Stadium ( 2 ODI and 1 T 20). In fact, there has been more talk in the last couple of months than in 14 previous years that I've played, but I'm used to that. Debutant Shardul Thakur got his first global wicket thanks to DRS. With two 2 more stumps, he will be the first wicketkeeper to reach the three digit mark. Dhoni will join an elite 300 club that already has the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh.
To add to their headache, stand-in skipper Chamara Kapugedara has been ruled out of the remainder of the series as well, owing to an aggravated back injury (he received medical attention whilst batting during the third ODI). Still three cricket matches are remaining and the 4th ODI is one of those games which are yet to be played.