COLOMBO: Sri Lankan team has managed to get to a fine score at the half way stage, Mathews and Thirimanne are still at the crease and are looking good towards a good score.
Earlier, Sri Lanka lost few early wickets after they won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday. After losing first four matches of the series, Sri Lankan team will be hoping to stop the 5-0 whitewash that the visitors are eying eagerly.
India has made four changes — Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav replace K.L. Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shikhar Dhawan.
Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga replaces Kusal Mendis after serving a two-match ban.
India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (captain), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Upul Tharanga (captain), Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga.