Venue: R Premadasa Stadium
Date: September 3, Sunday
Time: 2:30 pm IST
Event: An anticipated whitewash of Sri Lanka. The fifth and the final one-day is not going to be different than the previous four for the hosts. A demoralizing scenario for all associates of Sri Lanka Cricket.
However, there is one eleven which is paying to Sri Lanka Cricket for its presence on the field, but relishing the Kohli and Company are demolishing the home team match by match – three-match Test series on the onset of the tour included.
This rare eleven are the series sponsors from India, who have been benefiting from Indian cricketers consistent performance.
These sponsors will be more than happy with India winning and Indian players creating record one after another. For, any record or landmark brings in enhanced eyeballs and better recall value for that moment. That means better prospects or repeats of that particular clip. This is always in the interest of the on-ground sponsors.
There are again prospects of landmarks like Mahendra Singh Dhoni expected to complete a century of half-centuries alongside the possibility of becoming the first wicket-keeper to complete 100 one-day international stumpings.
There is no prize for predicting the result. Interest will be academic, except for a wait to see an inevitable whitewash of the dejected home team.
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