Shikhar Dhawan's century helps India clinch ODI series by 2-1 against Sri Lanka

India bowled out the visitors for 215 runs as the hosts took the upper hand in the third and final ODI. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 17, 2017, 02.56 PM (IST)

India on Sunday clinched the three-match ODI series by 2-1 against visitors Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, after registering a thumping 8 wicket win in the series decider.

After India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma's early departure, batsman Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan struck a 135-run partnership to take the game away from Lanka’s hands.

Dhawan's unbeaten 100 off just 85 balls, and Iyer's 65 off 63 balls turned the game with their majestic partnership. 

While, Kuldeep Yadav was declared the man of the match for the three crucial wickets he took today, Shikhar Dhawan was announced as the man of the series.  

This is the first bilateral series win for Rohit Sharma as captain of Indian Cricket Team. 

India bowled out the visitors for 215 runs as the hosts took the upper hand in the third and final ODI.

India had won the toss and opted to bowl first in the series decider at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.