Sri Lanka beats India 82/3 with seven wickets to clinch the series 2-1 on their 3rd third day of the T20 International to clinch the series. Wanindu Hasaranga (4/9) while Dasun Shanaka (2/20) propelled their side to constrain Indians with the lowest run rate at 81/8.
Exhausted India who lost their previous second T20 international yesterday were back with young guns on the pitch where Sandeep Warrier made his debut into the series replacing Navdeep Saini who injured his shoulder during the fielding for Sri Lanka’s inning yesterday on day two and is now required to undergo a scan to verify dangers.
Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan had won the toss and decided to bat first. Dhawan along with Ruturaj Gaikwad opened the match where Dushmantha Chameera an opener baller attempted a huge upset for opponents by removing out Dhawan.
India with the lowest run rate of 81/8 where Devdutt Padikkal was run out for nine followed by a quick wicket of Sanju Samson taken by Wanindu Hasaranga.
Hasaranga didn’t stop as he removed Ruturaj Gaikwad at 14 while Indians were left in huge trouble with just 25 runs in five overs and four wickets already. The hardship was extended when Dasun Shanaka took Nitish Rana at six while India was trailing at 36/5 in nine overs.
Hasaranga with a hat-trick of wickets as he removed Bhubaneswar Kumar and didn’t let him contribute for his side more than sixteen while Shanaka with his double and terminated Rahul Chahar at just five troubled the opponents with just 62 runs and huge seven wickets in 16 overs.
The trouble for Indians expanded with Hasaranga fourth for the night as the 8th wicket of India at 63 as he removed Varun Chakravarthy and prohibited the oppositions to 81/8.