Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dilshan Munaweera, Hasaranga de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Akila Dananjaya, Malinda Pushpakumara, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga (captain), Vishwa Fernando. "It was a clinical performance today". The surface was incredible. The men in blue seem to be in good form and on a winning streak.
Shardul Thakur earned his first ODI wicket as removed Dickwell to give India the first success.
Kohli based his decision to bat - it was only the second time he had done so, having won 16 tosses - on letting his bowlers and fielders put their feet up in the heat and humidity of the Colombo afternoon. It was always an uphill task for Sri Lanka to chase down the total especially after losing the first three ODIs'. Batting first, India piled on 375 for 5 with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both smashing hundreds and Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni playing useful cameos towards the end. But, it is just a number.
"I'm playing after 19 months following a leg injury", said Malinga. "It's not been easy. Hopefully they will comeback strong and perform well in the coming games", he said. "Hopefully they will do their best over the next few months". They have already suffered a series whitewash in the three-match Test series.
This is Sri Lanka's biggest loss at home in terms of runs.
The boundaries were oozing confidence and since then there was no stopping the man. Kohli played all the shots in the book, including his trademark flicks, straight drives and the elegant cover drives.
Kohli out at 131 runs from 96 balls.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined a select group of Indian players on Thursday to have represented India in 300 one-day internationals. Former Aussie batsman Michael Bevan remains at no. 3 with 67 unbeaten innings. He is also the only batsman to have an average of over 100 in successful ODI chases among all players with at least 1000 runs. Butter-fingered Sri Lanka dropped easy catches and misfielded often to allow some easy runs to the Indians.