It’s all over! India thump Sri Lanka by 78 runs, clinch three-match series 2-0
India defeated Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third and final T20I to win the the three-match series 2-0 in Pune on Friday. Sent into bat, India rode on KL Rahul (54 off 36) and Shikhar Dhawan’s (52 off 36) 97-run opening stand to post a challenging 201/6. Manish Pandey smashed 31 off 18 balls and skipper Virat Kohli, batting at number six, scored a brisk 17-ball 26. But India wouldn’t have crossed 200-run mark had it not been for Shardul Thakur’s blistering 22 off only eight balls. He smashed two sixes and a boundary. Defending the total, the Indian bowlers, led by right-arm pacer Navdeep Saini (3/28) and Shardul Thakur (2/19), dished out a disciplined effort to bundle out Sri Lanka for 123 in 15.5 overs. India, thus, won the series 2-0 after registering a comprehensive seven-wicket win in the second T20I in Indore. The first match of the series was washed out in Guwahati without a ball being bowled.
Saini picks up his THIRD. Sri Lanka are all out for 123 runs. #TeamIndia win by 78 runs and win the series 2-0 👏🎉… https://t.co/SRkdJafNfM
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Dhananjaya de Silva sparkled with a fine half-century, but that couldn’t keep India from securing a crushing 78-run… https://t.co/ev56vK4mea
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15.5 overs: OUT! Third wicket for Navdeep Saini, Lasith Malinga gone for first-ball duck. SL 123 all-out
15.3 overs: OUT! Navdeep Saini removes Dhananjaya de Silva (57). SL 122/9
15 overs: OUT! Stumped. Washington Sundar dismisses Lakshan Sandakan (1). SL 118/8
Sundar completed his spell with a wicket off last ball, his final figures:
FIFTY for Dhananjaya de Silva off 31 balls, his 2nd in T20Is. SL 115/7 in 14.3 overs
De Silva hit a six and seven fours to reach the landmark.
14 overs: SL 111/7
A wide, a single and two wickets — What an over from Shardul Thakur.
13.5 overs: OUT! Wanindu Hasaranga run out for a duck. SL 110/7
It’s all smiles in the Indian camp as Yuzvendra Chahal’s direct hit sent Hasaranga back.
After a great show with the bat, @imShard is having a decent one with the ball too. He picks up his second wicket… https://t.co/7mfnRKvH4q
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13.3 overs: OUT! Caught & Bowled. Shardul Thakur strikes again, Dasun Shanaka gone for 9. SL 110/6
It’s getting better for the hosts. Second wicket for Thakur as Sri Lanka lost their sixth batsman.
13 overs: SL 109/5, need 93 more off 42 balls
Dhananjaya de Silva (46*) and Dasun Shanaka (9*) hit a four and a six respectively off Yuzvendra Chahal in the over. Good one for the visitors.
100 comes up for Sri Lanka in 12.2 overs — 101/5
12 overs: SL 96/5
Successful over from Washington Sundar — a wicket and 8 runs off it.
11.2 overs: OUT! Washington Sundar gets rid of Angelo Mathews (31). SL 94/5
Manish Pandey took a good catch at long-on to dismiss veteran Mathews. Washington Sundar had the last laugh after the spinner was hit for a six over long-on in the previous delivery. Mathews gone after a quick 20-ball cameo, which included three sixes and a four. Mathews added a valuable 68 runs for the fifth wicket with Dhananjaya de Silva.
11 overs: SL 88/4
Dhananjaya de Silva (40*) hit two fours off Navdeep Saini in the over. India need wicket now.
10 overs: SL 78/4, need 124 more off 60 balls
Angelo Mathews (24*) and Dhananjaya de Silva (31*) resurrected the run chase with a confident stand for the fifth wicket. Still a long way to go for the visitors.
50-run partnership off 29 balls
between Angelo Mathews (24*) and Dhananjaya de Silva (30*).
in 9.5 overs.
9 overs: SL 67/4
19 RUNS! 1B, 6, 1, 4, 1, 6 –
Big over for the visitors. Angelo Mathews (23*) hit two sixes off Washington Sundar in the over.
Angelo Mathews (16*) brings up 50 for Sri Lanka, in 8.2 overs, with a six off Washington Sundar. SL 55/4
8 overs: SL 48/4
Yuzvendra Chahal bounced back, after conceding a four off first ball, to give away nine runs in his first over.
7.1 overs: FOUR!
Dhananjaya de Silva (13*) welcomes Yuzvendra Chahal with a four.
7 overs: SL 39/4
Virat Kohli brought in spinner after the powerplay overs, and Washington Sundar gave away just four runs in it. Good start.
6 overs: SL 35/4, need 167 more to win
End of Powerplay overs, Sri Lanka are in deep troube early in their run chase.
5.1 overs: OUT! Navdeep Saini cleans up Kusal Perera for 7. SL 26/4
Yorker worked for Saini again, Sri Lanka in tatters.
5 overs: SL 26/3
Finally a good over for the visitors. Kusal Perera (7*) and Angelo Mathews (5*) hit a four each off Shardul Thakur in it.
Sri Lanka 15/3 after 4 overs – courtesy wickets from Bumrah and Shardul followed by Manish Pandey with a run out.… https://t.co/VU449oDLJd
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4 overs: SL 15/3
Jasprit Bumrah came back into the attack and bowled a rare T20 maiden over.
3.1 overs: OUT! Oshada Fernando run out for 2. SL 15/3
Sri Lanka run chase is in total disarray. They have lost three wickets in no time, while chasing a massive target.
3 overs: SL 15/2
Good, tidy start from Navdeep Saini, conceded just four runs in it including a wide.
2 overs: SL 11/2
A six and a wicket — Good start from pacer Shardul Thakur.
1.3 overs: OUT! Shardul Thakur strikes to dismiss Avishka Fernando (9). SL 11/2
After sizzling with the bat, Thakur struck in his first over itself. India pacers on a roll.
Most T20I wickets for India:
53 – Jasprit Bumrah
52 – Ravi Ashwin/ Yuzvendra Chahal
41 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar
39 – Kuldeep Yadav
38 – Hardik Pandya
0.6 over: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah dismisses Danushka Gunathilaka (1). SL 5/1
Wicket No. 53 for Bumrah, becomes highest wicket-taker for India in the shortest format of the game.
Welcome Back! Jasprit Bumrah to start the India attack. Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando start the Sri Lankan run chase.
India set 202-run target for Sri Lanka
Shikhar Dhawan roared back to form with a muscular half-century in company of a sublime KL Rahul as India posted a competitive 201 for 6 against Sri Lanka despite a middle-order collapse in the third T20I on Friday. Dhawan, who has been under pressure for some time, smashed 52 off 36 balls (7×4; 1×6) in his 97-run opening stand with the in-form Rahul (54 off 36 balls, 5×4;1×6). However, the hosts suffered a middle-order collapse with Sri Lankan wrist spinners Wanidu Hasaranga (1-27) and chinaman Lakshan Sandakan (3-35) spun their web around the batsmen on a flat track. But Manish Pandey, playing his first game of the tournament, hit an unbeaten 31 off 18 balls and Shardul Thakur once again revelled as a lower-order pinch-hitter (22 not out off 8 balls; 1×4, 2×6) to ensure that the hosts crossed 200-run mark.
Shardul Thakur and Manish Pandey hit the ball to all parts in the last two overs, adding 34 runs to India’s total.… https://t.co/bGCzAFPJ9V
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20 overs: IND 201/6
19 RUNS! 2, 6, 4, 1, 4, 2 –
What a finish from Indian batsmen! Manish Pandey (31* off 18) and Shardul Thakur (22* off 8) scored 34 off the final two overs.
19.2 overs: SIX!
Another maximum from Shardul Thakur (17*), this time off Lahiru Kumara.
19 overs: IND 182/6
15 RUNS! 6, 1, 2, 4, 1, 1 –
Good penultimate over for the hosts as India scored 15 off Sri Lanka skipper Lasith Malinga. Malinga’s figures:
18.1 overs: SIX!
Shardul Thakur (7*) smacks Lasith Malinga for a six over long-on.
18 overs: IND 167/6
Can India score 200 from here on? Manish Pandey (18*) still in the middle for the hosts.
17.4 overs: OUT! Lahiru Kumara strikes to dismiss Washington Sundar. IND 164/6
First-ball duck for Sundar, out caught at third man by Sandakan.
17.3 overs: OUT! Virat Kohli run out for 26. IND 164/5
Going for a suicidal second run, Kohli failed to reach the crease on time. India skipper scored 26 off just 17 balls, with the help of a six and two fours.
17 overs: IND 158/4
16 RUNS! 2, 6, 1, 1, 4, 2
– Virat Kohli (25*) hit Angelo Mathews for a six and a four in the over as India scored 16 off the pacer in it.
Virat Kohli (18*) hits a straight six, off Angelo Mathews, to bring up
150 for India in 16.2 overs
16 overs: IND 142/4
Just four runs from Wanindu Hasaranga in his final over, as the spinner completed his spell with the final figures of:
15 overs: IND 138/4
Lakshan Sandakan ended his spell with an 8-run over, as the spinner returned figures of
3 for 35 in four overs
14 overs: IND 130/4
Manish Pandey (6*) ended the Lahiru Kumara over with a four.
* Virat Kohli walks out at No. 6 today
What a turnaround!
W, 6, 2, 1, W, 1, 4, 1, 2, 4, W, 4, W Four wickets in the space of 13 balls! It’s all happening in Pune! #INDvSL https://t.co/fjWE94FjcS
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12.5 overs: OUT! Caught & Bowled. Lakshan Sandakan gets rid of Shreyas Iyer (4). IND 122/4
After starting with a four, Iyer gave away a simple return catch in the very next ball to Sandakan, who took his third wicket of the innings.
12.3 overs: OUT! Second wicket for Lakshan Sandakan, KL Rahul gone for 54. IND 118/3
Rahul was short by just an inch and was adjudged out stumped by the third umpire. Rahul’s brilliant 36-ball knock ended abruptly, after hitting a six and five fours and adding 97 for the opening wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (52).
FIFTY for KL Rahul off 34 balls, his 9th in T20Is. IND 114/2 in 12.1 overs
Rahul hit a six and four fours to reach the landmark.
FIFTY! @klrahul11’s on song as he brings up his 9th T20I half-century off 34 deliveries here in Pune. #INDvSL https://t.co/yPWeStSqi4
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11.3 overs: OUT! Wanindu Hasaranga dismisses Sanju Samson (6). IND 106/2
Samson out leg before in his comeback match for India. As expected, the wicket-keeper batsman looked dejected with the outcome.
11 overs: IND 103/1
Sanju Samson (6*) started with a first-ball six as India crossed 100-run mark in 11 overs.
10.5 overs: OUT! Lakshan Sandakan removes dangerous Shikhar Dhawan (52). IND 97/1
Big breakthrough for the visitors and timely one too. Dhawan was looking to accelerate after reaching his half-century. Dhawan hit a six and seven fours during his 36-ball knock.
FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan off 34 balls, his 10th in T20Is. IND 94/0 in 10.2 overs
The left-hander hit a six and seven fours to reach the landmark.
FIFTY! That’s a fine fine knock by @SDhawan25 as he brings up his 10th T20I half-century off 34 deliveries 👏👏… https://t.co/oDf2NaGfuI
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10 overs: IND 92/0
India on top at the half-way stage of their innings, with the openers hitting boundaries at will in the middle.
9.1 overs: SIX!
Shikhar Dhawan (47*) welcomes Wanindu Hasaranga with a slog sweep over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
9 overs: IND 82/0
Back-to-back tidy overs from Sri Lankan spinners. Sandakan started with six-run over, all in singles
* Another bowling change, Lakshan Sandakan into the attack. Spinners from both ends now.
8 overs: IND 76/0
Good start from spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, gave away just four singles in it.
7 overs: IND 72/0
India openers going strong in the middle.
6 overs: IND 63/0
End of powerplay overs. Another big one for the hosts as Lahiru Kumara gave away 11 runs in it.
5.3 overs: FOURS! 4, 4 –
The initial jittery is over for Shikhar Dhawan (29*), smashes two back-to-back fours off Lahiru Kumara — first a cut towards third man, followed by a beautiful drive.
5 overs: IND 52/0
Another big over for the hosts as Shikhar Dhawan (21*) hit two fours off Lasith Malinga in it. Fifty up for India in exactly five overs.
#TeamIndia have got off to a great start here in Pune as the openers bring up a solid 50-run partnership between th… https://t.co/hMTvQopPPY
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3.5 overs: SIX!
KL Rahul (23*) smacks Dhananjaya de Silva’s leg-side full-toss over deep mid-wicket for first maximum of the night.
3.2 overs: FOUR!
A confident one-bounce boundary from Shikhar Dhawan off Dhananjaya de Silva.
3 overs: IND 26/0
Good comeback from Lasith Malinga, conceded just four runs in it including a leg bye.
2 overs: IND 22/0
0, 0, 4, 1, 4, 4 –
KL Rahul (14*) continued his good form as he hit back-to-back fours off Angelo Mathews in the over — two sublime cover drives . India scored 13 runs in it.
1.3 over: DROPPED & A FOUR!
Dasun Shanaka missed a tough chance at deep square leg, giving a boundary to Shikhar Dhawan (5*).
* Angelo Mathews to share the new ball wth his skipper
1 over: IND 9/0
FOUR! KL Rahul (6*) finished the first over in style, hitting a boundary off the final delivery. Good start for the hosts.
KL Rahul opens his and team’s account with a single.
Here we go…KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan begin Indian innings. Lasith Malinga with the ball for Sri Lanka.
Most T20Is missed between two appearances for a team:
79 – J Denly (ENG – 2010-18)
74 – L Plunkett (ENG – 2006-15)
73 – M Udawatte (SL – 2009-17)
73 – S SAMSON (IND – 2015-20)
72 – F Maharoof (SL – 2008-16)
Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey in playing XI for India today
TOSS | Sri Lanka skipper Lasith Malinga wins the toss, opts to field against India
Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli (c), Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson (w), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (w), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga (c), Lahiru Kumara
A look at the Playing XIs for the 3rd T20I. Three changes for #TeamIndia Samson IN, Pant OUT Manish Pandey IN, Du… https://t.co/ZnIMZEHxBm
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Virat Kohli: “We wanted to bat first as we wanted to do something different today. Toss was almost irrelevant as we knew they wanted to bowl first. Batting first is something we want to do more. Trend is going towards team wanting to chase, we want to be a side who want to embrace the other aspect also so that we are better placed, if things don’t go your way at toss. You can’t go into the match thinking you can only do well when you chase. We want to bat first and bat well. We want to embrace difficult things as well hence the combination of the side is accordingly. We have made three changes today. Sanju Samson comes in place of Rishabh Pant. Chahal replaces Kuldeep who gets a rest today and Manish Pandey gets a game in place of Shivam Dube. We are playing with five bowlers and it will be a challenge for them to defend the target.”
Lasith Malinga: “We will bowl first. There might be dew in the second innings. Our top-four batsmen need to get big runs. We have discussed that. We have two changes.“
Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bowl first in the 3rd and final T20I against #TeamIndia. #INDvSL https://t.co/BjihdFfxPB
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“This is a very good pitch. Very good pitch to bat. There is a tinge of green that will help the ball to come on to the bat nicely. We will see lot of runs. The new ball bowlers might give problems in the first couple of overs if the bowl in the right areas but this is a pitch made for runs. Indian pacers – Saini and Bumrah – will get nice carry.” – Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik
Average first innings score in Pune is 174
“He (Rohit) makes it look so easy and I’ve always batted with Shikhar, especially at the start of my Test career, and we understand each other well. I just enjoy batting with both of them” –
after Indore victory
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of third T20I between India and Sri Lanka in Pune.