Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at Visakhapatnam: India look to seal series at fortress
India come into the fortress that is Visakhapatnam with a clear objective of beating Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI to extend their unbeaten run of bi-lateral series won at home. The last defeat came in 2015 when South Africa prevailed but Sri Lanka’s last win in a bi-lateral ODI series came 20 years back. The chance of that streak getting broken look unlikely if India’s smashing batting and consistent bowling in Mohali are an indication. It also helps India’s cause that they’re well aware of the conditions and have faced just one defeat in seven games. India are unlikely to tinker with a well-oiled unit that thrashed Sri Lanka by 151 runs in Mohali with skipper Rohit Sharma scoring a 208-run knock for third double ton in ODIs. With the game returning to the usual day-night slot, expect dew to become a major factor with the decision during toss. Either way, history suggests Visakhapatnam will see plenty of runs.
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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Live Score and Updates:
1230 hrs IST: Hello and Good Afternoon for our live coverage of India and Sri Lanka series which has reached the decisive point in the ODI series with Visakhapatnam playing host. Following a shock defeat in Dharamsala, India steadied themselves and launched themselves in Mohali. Visakhapatnam offers chance to keep that going to extend India’s dominance at home and over Sri Lanka. For the islanders, though, it poses a challenge of how they turn things around after that hammering in Mohali. Moreover, they’ve not won an ODI series this year and to get it against India would be a major confidence booster.