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Ranchi, November 17,2014 (PTI) Indian skipper's spectacular unbeaten 139 helps India whitewash Sri Lanka 5-0. Angelo Mathews was Sri Lanka’s superman. The gum-chewing, ever-smiling Colombo man took the responsibility of saving the Islanders from the disgrace of a whitewash entirely on his shoulder. First, he conjured his maiden one-day hundred after a long wait of six years and 137 games, a sublime unbeaten 139 (116b, 6x4, 10x6) that guided Lanka to a competitive 286 for eight in the fifth and final one-dayer at the JSCA stadium here on Sunday. Mathews the bowler surfaced then to make an initial impact once India came out for the chase. The medium pacer dismissed Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma to reduce India to 14 for two in 4.3 overs.

But India had that one batsman who had masterminded even tougher pursuits, someone whose average stands in the staggering 80s during their victorious run-chases – Virat Kohli. With Kohli showing the way, India chased down the target for a three-wicket win and blank the visitors 5-0. 

Kohli thus far in this series has showed glimpses of his form with a couple of fifties. However, a big score had eluded him.
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