Its tough time for the islanders, and they badly need a win against India in the 5th One Day International at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on 16th November 2014.
The toss is already over, and Sri Lanka who have won the toss have elected to bat first . The hosts have won all the four matches, and they have triumphed the series in spanking passion.
Indian team is all set to white wash the series, and they are showing unimaginable killing instinct under the leadership of Virat Kohli. The bowlers are also in good form, and they will be trying hard to pick some early Sri Lankan wickets.
The match will be live telecast on Star Sports, DD Sports and DD National in India.
Sri Lankan Cricket lovers can watch the match in CSN Network, and the same will be shown by Willow TV in United States.
The pitch in Ranchi is quite suitable for batsmen. The Sri Lankan opening pair should show some patience to stick down in the track, and they should thus build a good platform for the middle order.
Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsman in form, and the whole Sri Lankan team solely trusts on this top general veteran.
On the other hand, Indian team is capable to chase even the most mammoth total, and their batting line up is undoubtedly the worst nightmare for any bowling side.
All the top order batsmen, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are in top form, and they have proved their mettle an umpteen numbers of times in this series.
A loss in the 5th ODI will shatter the morale of the Sri Lankan side very badly, and they will surely show their maximum fighting spirit to prove their caliber.
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