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India register another ODI series win, sixth of 2017

Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up three wickets each to set up a comfortable eight-wicket win for India against Sri Lanka in the decider.

With a thumping 8-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI in Visakhapatnam India sealed yet another series victory to end 2017 without losing a single bilateral series. Shikhar Dhawan was the star of the show as he slammed his 12th hundred in ODIs to guide his side to a comfortable win. Chasing a tricky target of 216, the home team lost their skipper early. However, a fine 135-run stand between young Shreyas Iyer and the experienced Shikhar Dhawan saw the men in blue romp home comfortably. (Source: AP)

Rohit Sharma made his captaincy debut in this bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka. (Source: AP)

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Shikhar Dhawan notched up career's 12th hundred as India clinched the three-match series against Sri Lanka 2-1. (Source: AP)

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Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, filling in for the rested Virat Kohli, fell for seven to off-spinner Akila Dananjaya but Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 100 to guide India home.(Source: PTI)

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After Rohit won the toss and opted to field fearing the evening dew would make it difficult for his spinners to grip the ball, Sri Lanka lost opener Danushka Gunathilaka for 13.Yuzvendra Chahal, who finished with 3-46, compounded Sri Lanka's problems by spinning one past Angelo Mathews's bat with the right-handed batsman stunned by the amount of turn generated by the leg-spinner to bowl him.(Source: PTI)

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Upul Tharanga showed resistance and scored hit 12 fours and three sixes in his 83-ball 95 and gave Sri Lanka a strong platform and shared a second-wicket stand of 121 with Sadeera Samarawickrama. (Source: PTI)

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Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal broke the stand when Samarawickrama was out caught at deep cover for 42. (Source: PTI)

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Left-armer Kuldeep Yadav, who took 3-42, then struck twice in one over to dismiss Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella, who was out after hitting the spinner for two fours. (Source: PTI)

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From being 136-1 in 22 overs and looking set to post a tough target for India, Sri Lanka completely lost their way with the bat. The teams will next play a three-match Twenty20 series starting in Cuttack on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)