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Virat Kohli says youngsters will get another chance in fifth ODI

We've given opportunities to three new guys. They will get another opportunity: Kohli

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

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Virat Kohli

Skipper today described India's 168-run win over in the fourth ODI as a clinical performance and said he would continue to experiment with the team's line-up in the fifth and final one-dayer.

Batting first, posted a huge 375-5 in the fourth ODI with (131 off 96 balls) and opener (104 off 88 balls) scoring sublime centuries.


The visitors then returned to dismiss for 207 in 42.4 overs to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.

"It was a good for us. We spoke about not getting complacent at any stage and today was a clinical performance," said Kohli," who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his scintillating

Talking about the toss, said: "We wanted to bat first because we hadn't batted first in the three games. The wicket was amazing to bat on. It was a good toss to win, we put up a good score and it was very difficult for the opposition to maintain that required run rate."

Asked if he would continue to experiment with the playing eleven in the next game, said: "We've given opportunities to three new guys. They will get another opportunity. Batting order is flexible and we can experiment depending on the situation of the "

Sri Lanka's stand-in skipper Lasith today claimed his 300th wicket when he dismissed in the 30th over.

Asked about the achievement, he said: "300 wickets is special. But, it is just a number. I feel these last few days, I'm not doing well for the team. Still lost the and that doesn't feel good."

today succumbed to their sixth straight ODI defeat and hoped his team will make a comeback in the next match.

"We are still to get 250 in the series, I think the youngsters are too excited and couldn't perform well to their potential. Hopefully they will come back strong and perform well in the coming games," he said.

First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 04:42 IST
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