Cricketing fraternity reacts as India clinch ODI series victory against Sri Lanka

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Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik

Team India clinched the 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka on Sunday after registering a thumping 8 wicket win in the series decider at Visakhapatnam.

After the hosts won the toss and elected to bowl, Lanka started on a solid note, despite the early dismissal of Danushka Gunathilaka. Upul Tharanga along with Sadeera Samarawickrama continued the charge and look set for a big score before Indian bowlers bounced back.

Placed comfortably at 136-2, Thisara Perera & Co. bundled out for a paltry 215 in the end as the spin twins of India, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal ran riot.

In the second innings, India made light work of the chase despite losing skipper Rohit Sharma early on. Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan struck a 135-run stand to take the game away from Lanka’s hands.

Also, Dhawan smashed his 12th ODI ton after becoming second fastest Indian to score 4000 ODI runs.

It is the 8th consecutive bilateral series win for India and the first one for Rohit Sharma as India captain.

Here are some tweets from the cricketing fraternity: