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India completes whitewash series victory against Srilanka

India was in terminator mode by completing its whitewash against Srilanka, the first time it has happened ever in a foreign soil by means of margins and stellar performance. A total of 5 players have scored a century for India in this series and their minimum score in the series is 487. India has also won Innings victories with all the 3 matches getting over within the stipulated time.

The first match got over in 4 days. The second match also got over in 4 days while the 3rd one got over in just 3 days inflicting a humiliating defeat to the clueless Lankans. The victory also see India winning 8 series continuously, the feat which was achieved earlier by Australia alone. The victory percentage of Virat Kohli which is at 66.67% is way higher than the next captain, Sourav Ganguly.

On day 3, Srilanka was bundled out for 181 handing over a victory of an innings and 171 runs. As expected Hardik Pandya who scored a blitzkrieg 100 and also few wickets was given Man of the Match whereas Shikhar Dhawan was announced as Man of the Series for his stellar performance with two centuries in the series. 

For Srilanka, only the middle order batsmen which included Matthews, Chandimal and Dickwella scored decent runs with 35,36 and 41 runs respectively. Others were bowled out cheaply. While Ashwin claimed 4 wickets, Shami took 3 and Umesh Yadav took 2 wickets.

India has won 5 out of 39 innings victory under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. India has also won 5 consecutive test series in Srilanka. Only Australia has won 4 in a row. India has also won 9 matches in a row and the next to come in this list is Pakistan with 8.

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