5th ODI: SL v India, 4 August
- India (69% Votes)
- Sri Lanka (31% Votes)
India won the toss and elected to bat
5th and last ODI of the series, India leading the series by 3-1. India would like to win the match to be at the no.1 in the ICC ranking whereas Sri Lanka is playing for the pride. 3-2 is much better then the 4-1 series loss.
Ajinkya Rahane is playing from India instead of Sehwag. This is surprise change by Dhoni as everyone was expecting Rohit Sharma would not play. Anyways Rahane has opened the inning with Gambhir, so far its been slow and steady start by India (15 in 3.4 overs).
Sri Lankan team landed without their captain Jayawardhane, AD Methews is debuting as captaining for lanka in ODI. Though he has already lead the team in T20s against the Pakistan series this would be real test for him.
According to PunterPolls experts, both the teams bowling department is not doing good and as India is batting first they have to score 290+ to fight with the lankans. Below that should be easy for lankans.
Live Commentary and Scorebaord: http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-v-india-2012/engine/current/match/564785.html