India defeated Sri Lanka 2-1 in the three-match T20I series thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s third T20I century, which enabled them to win the third and final match in Rajkot by 91 runs. India chose to bat first and amassed 228/5 on the board thanks in large part to Suryakumar’s 45-ball century, which later caused Sri Lanka to falter under the weight of run pressure. The visitors’ attempt to win their first series in India was unsuccessful as they were dismissed for 137 runs inside of 17 overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the successful bowlers of the day for the hosts despite Suryakumar Yadav’s heroics overshadowing the Indian bowlers’ ability to garner praise. The Sri Lankan batters were faced with a completely different challenge thanks to Yuzvendra Chahal’s ability to bowl it slowly. It makes sense why he took his 90th T20I wicket, making him the joint-highest wicket-taker for India in this format. Chahal is now the leading wicket-taker in the T20I format, sharing the position with Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar who also has bagged 90 wickets.
In the game, Chahal bowled three over and was not particularly effective, giving up 30 runs in his spell, but he did manage to pick up two wickets.
” After the first match, I had a discussion with the coaches – on what pace and line to be bowling,” says Chahal.