Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj bowled well in the series. He took two wickets in the first ODI in Guwahati and three wickets in the next match in Kolkata. Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir said, ‘He was equal to Virat Kohli. Should be a joint man of the series. He was an exceptional bowler and bowled exceptionally well on suitable batting pitches. I know you always go for player of the series awards to the batsmen, but Siraj was absolutely exceptional, he was getting better in every match.
In the three-match series, Virat Kohli scored 283 runs with the help of two centuries. During this his strike rate was 137.38. On the other hand Siraj took 9 wickets. In the last ODI, he sealed Sri Lanka’s defeat in the first 10 overs itself.
Virat scored two centuries
Gambhir told Star Sports, “He is the player of the future and is getting better with every series.” Kohli, on the other hand, put up a strong performance in the final ODI. In the match played at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 166 off 110 balls, his 46th ODI century. This was also Virat Kohli’s 21st ODI century at home. He has become the batsman to score the most centuries in ODIs on the home ground. He left behind the female Sachin Tendulkar.
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