(4th August 2012) : India defeated Sri Lanka by 20 runs in the fifth and final one-day international in Pallekele on Saturday to clinch the series 4-1.
Paceman Irfan Pathan took five wickets as India bowled S ri Lanka out for 274 after posting a challenging 294-7 in the day-night match. Lahiru Thirimann e (77) and Jeevan Mendis (72) hit half-centuries for Sri Lanka.
Opener Gautam Gambhir (88), middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary (65) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (58) were the main scorers for India, while paceman Lasith Malinga grabbed three wickets for Sri Lanka.
India 294-7 in 50 overs; Sri Lanka 274 in 45.4 overs
Complete scoreboard of the fifth and final one-day international between Sri Lanka and India in Pallekele on Saturday:
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Rahane), 2-77 (Kohli), 3-87 (Sharma), 4-197 (Tiwary), 5-197 (Raina), 6-213 (Gambhir), 7-290 (Dhoni).
Bowling: Malinga 10-0-64-3 (w1), Perera 10-0-53-1 (w4), Mathews 5-0-29-0, Pradeep 10-0-63-2, Senanayake 10-0-50-1 (w1), Mendis 5-0-25-0.
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Dilshan), 2-61 (Tharanga), 3-74 (Chandimal), 4-89 (Mathews), 5-102 (Kapugedara), 6-204 (Thirimanne), 7-252 (Perera), 8-256 (Mendis), 9-266 (Senanayake), 10-274 (Malinga).
Bowling: Zaheer 9-1-53-1 (w8), Pathan 10-0-61-5 (w5), Dinda 7.4-0-55-2, Kohli 1-0-3-0, Ashwin 9-0-37-0, Sharma 6-0-23-0, Raina 2-0-12-0, Tiwary 1-0-14-0.
Result: India win by 20 runs
Series result: India clinch five-match series 4-1
Umpires: Tyron Wijewardene (SRI) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)