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Who Said What: World reacts as India take 4-0 lead

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Kohli's century earned him the Man of the Match
Kohli's century earned him the Man of the Match

On the back of centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, India registered a comprehensive 168-run victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI to take a 4-0 lead in the series.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Virat Kohli opted to bat and immediately set about making sure its the right decision and he added a double century partnership for the second wicket with Rohit Sharma, with both players scoring century. Although India endured a mini-collapse following the pair's wickets, MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey added a century partnership for the sixth wicket to help India post 375/5.

In response, Sri Lanka didn't get off to a great start as MS Dhoni continued his incredible record with DRS by making two correct calls to reduce Sri Lanka to 37/3. Although Angelo Mathews scored 70, the hosts were bowled out for 207.

Virat Kohli

It was one of the good games for us. We spoke about not getting complacent at any stage and today was a clinical performance. Today was about doing things the way we wanted to do and I think it is a very satisfying day. We wanted to bat first because we didn't get the chance to bat first in the first three games and the way the ball came onto the bat initially proved that the wicket was amazing to bat on. It was a good toss to win and it was very difficult for the opposition to maintain that required run rate throughout.

(on strategy for the final ODI) We have given opportunities to three new guys and definitely they are going to get another opportunity. The batting order and everything can be flexible according to the situation of the game. We will experiment here and there a little bit, once the guys settle into their role in any given situation and given condition.

Lasith Malinga

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 game and that doesn't feel good. 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 comeback strong and perform well in the coming games.

Here are the reactions from the cricket fraternity:

Harbhajan Singh:

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