Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took five wickets before captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten century to lead India to a convincing six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the final ODI in Colombo, giving the visitors a five-nil series victory.
Sri Lanka were dealt yet another injury when Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out of the remaining two ODIs against India after fracturing his thumb while batting in the third match of the series on Sunday.
A maiden five-wicket haul from seamer Jasprit Bumrah and a stunning century from opening batsman Rohit Sharma was the catalyst as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the third ODI in Kandy to clinch the five-match series with two games to spare.
Sri Lanka have called up Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne into their ODI squad for the final three matches against India after captain Upul Tharanga was banned for the next two matches by the ICC for a slow over rate offence.
India captain Virat Kohli has no regrets about changing the batting order in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Kandy on Thursday even though his team just scraped to victory.