Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul as an unrelenting India restricted Sri Lanka to a modest 238 in the fifth and final one-day worldwide in Colombo on Sunday. He also has most stumpings against the Sri Lankan team, 22. The match will be held at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo at 02:30 PM.
India has the chance to win the series as a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka.
In Dhawan's absence, Virat Kohli, having promised experimentation for the fifth ODI, will be compelled to include Rahane, who was in red-hot form before being edged out by Rohit Sharma.
Rightfully, family comes first for Dhawan, who will return to India to be with his mother, who hopefully recovers soon. Manish Pandey scored a half century in the 4th ODI game. He will be replaced by Rahane in today's match. Probably his spot is already confirmed in the playing 11.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first wicket-keeper in history to complete one hundred stumpings in One Day Internationals (ODI).
Kumar finished with five for 42, his maiden five wicket haul in his 71st one-day global.
The 27-year-old seamer improved on his previous best, 4/8 taken against Sri Lanka at Port-of-Spain, during a Tri-series in 2013. Also the Indian team will be eyeing on the victory in this game so that they can win the series with 5-0 lead. Kusal Mendis will miss this game. People can watch and enjoy the live match India vs Sri Lanka in Sony Six and Sony Ten TV channels.