India in Sri Lanka, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Sri Lanka vs India - 3rd T20I

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time: 29 July 2021

Sri Lanka 82/3

RR: 5.66 | Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Avishka Fernando c Rahul Chahar & b Rahul Chaharc Rahul Chahar & b Rahul Chahar121810
Minod Bhanuka lbw Rahul Chaharlbw Rahul Chahar182710
Sadeera Samarawickrama bowled Rahul Chaharbowled Rahul Chahar61300
Dhananjaya de Silva not out not out 232020
Wanindu Hasaranga not out not out 14910
Pathum Nissanka
Dasun Shanaka
Ramesh Mendis
Chamika Karunaratne
Akila Dananjaya
Dushmantha Chameera
Extras 9 (b 0, lb 4, w 5, nb 0)
Total 82 (3 Wkts, 14.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
23-1 (Avishka Fernando,5.5), 35-2 (Minod Bhanuka,8), 56-3 (Sadeera Samarawickrama,12),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar2 0 9 0 4.50
Varun Chakravarthy3.3 0 15 0 4.55
Sandeep Warrier3 0 23 0 7.67
Rahul Chahar4 0 15 3 3.75
Kuldeep Yadav2 0 16 0 8.00
Ruturaj Gaikwad0 0 0 0 0
Shikhar Dhawan 0 0 0 0 0
Devdutt Padikkal0 0 0 0 0
Sanju Samson 0 0 0 0 0
Nitish Rana0 0 0 0 0
Chetan Sakariya0 0 0 0 0

The Lankan skipper has been awarded the trophy! He goes onto celebrate with his teammates! So, that is the end from this game and this tour, India won the ODI series and the Lankans the T20I series. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. If you want to follow more cricket, you can switch tabs and catch all the action from the 100. Untill next time, take care and goodbye!

Shanaka looks to be very pleased out there. Starts off by thanking BCCI and special thanks to Shikhar Dhawan and Rahul Dravid and as for the question, yes it was by far their best bowling performance. Mentions he uses his bowlers smartly and puts himself in when required. Says that not only him, but all the boys put in the hard work as they want to become world class. Says many individuals are gems to SriLankan cricket and the hard work pays off. Expects to get a more positive start but adds that the players are young and will get better and better.

Shikhar Dhawan says he enjoyed the seires, it was a difficult situation for them and it was a good series for him as a captain and he is proud of how the boys played even in the matches they lost, the players showed a lot of character. States they wanted to win, it was an off day with the bat, they will analyze about it and try to improve. He feels they lost a lot of wickets and the Lankans bowled really well and there was a lot of pressure on them. Ends by saying he agrees that both the teams played in great spirit and he informs he was sharing his experience with the Lankan youngsters after the game.

MOM and Man of the Series, Wanindu Hasaranga, the birthday boy says the wicket was slow and our spinners bowled well. He always tries to bowl dot balls which helps him take wickets and the fielding was really good today. Mentions he is really happy that the boys played really well throughout both the series.

Earlier in the day, after being inserted India were bundled out for a very low score courtesy a brilliant performance from Hasaranga and the other Lankan bowlers. The target was chased down easily by the hosts to seal the series.

You really can't blame the bowlers to be honest! They did try their best. Especially Chahar who was quite magical! However, they just did not have enough, actually they did not even have close to enough.

A comfortable win in the end for Lanka! You could just see that they wanted to win this. Normally, chasing such a small target, teams would come out and go all guns blazing but that was not the case. They took their time and eventually got to the target. They though would have loved to chase it down without losing as many wickets as they did but they will still be happy. They just needed a couple of their batters to get off to starts and that was the case. Dhananjaya de Silva though was yet again the top scorer for them.

14.4
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Dhananjaya de Silva, WIDE! That's it, Sri Lanka have won the match and the series! Drifting down leg, de Silva looks to flick but misses. The bowler appeals and he is given OUT but the review confirms that there was no bat involved and the decision is reversed. The umpire also signals a wide which means it's the end of the match. SRI LANKA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

Dhananjaya has been given out caught but he reviews straightaway!

14.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Dhananjaya de Silva, TWO Leg Byes! The wrong one, turns back into the leg stump, de Silva looks to flick but the ball flicks the pads and runs away to third man. The batsmen get a couple of leg byes.
14.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Wanindu Hasaranga, Loopy ball on off, inviting the big shot, Hasaranga slogs it without much timing to deep mid-wicket for one.
14.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter one on off, de Silva reverses it to short third man for a single.
13.6
0
Sandeep Warrier to Wanindu Hasaranga, Off paced delivery, bowled on a length outside off, Hasaranga swings and misses. Sri Lanka on the verge of victory, just 5 needed now!
13.5
0
Sandeep Warrier to Wanindu Hasaranga, Banged in nicely again, Hasaranga tries to tap it past slip but fails to do so.
13.4
1
Sandeep Warrier to Dhananjaya de Silva, Length ball outside off, guided down to third man for one.
13.3
5
Sandeep Warrier to Wanindu Hasaranga, FIVE RUNS! Length ball around off, coming back in sharply, tapped to backward point for a single but an unecessary throw gifts Wanindu Hasaranga four overthrows. The batsmen get five in total.
13.2
1
Sandeep Warrier to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another bumper, de Silva pulls this one fine towards fine leg for a single.
13.1
4
Sandeep Warrier to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR! WOW! Banged in first up, Dhananjaya de Silva plays a controlled pull shot in front of square and into the deep mid-wicket fence.
12.6
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Wanindu Hasaranga, FOUR! More joy for the birthday boy! Slogs the tossed up delivery over mid-wicket and into the boundary. 16 needed now off 42 balls!
12.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Wanindu Hasaranga, Pulls back the length slightly, Hasaranga taps it back to the bowler.
12.4
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller delivery around off, gently pushed to deep cover for another couple.
12.3
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Wanindu Hasaranga, Tossed up on off, Hasaranga uppishly drives it past cover for a couple.
12.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Wanindu Hasaranga, Gives this one some air and pushes it on off, Hasaranga watchfully blocks it out.
12.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, Pushed fuller on off, de Silva sweeps it off the toe end of the bat to deep square leg for a run.
12.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, WIDE! Down the leg side, wided.

Wanindu Hasaranga walks out to bat!

11.6
0
Rahul Chahar to Sadeera Samarawickrama, OUT! BOWLED! Pulls back the length Chahar, and this one just skids on. Sadeera Samarawickrama has run out of luck and is finally sent back to the pavillion. He tried to go back into his crease and flick it on the leg side, the ball skids on and he plays all around it, the ball crsahes top of middle. Rahul Chahar ends his spell with his third wicket of the day.
11.5
1
Rahul Chahar to Dhananjaya de Silva, A bit fuller, worked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
11.4
2
Rahul Chahar to Dhananjaya de Silva, A touch shorter on middle, de Silva rocks back and flicks it fine to fine leg for a couple.
11.3
0
Rahul Chahar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flighted around of, swing and a miss from de Silva.
11.2
4
Rahul Chahar to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR! FIFTY up for Sri Lanka! Short and wide, de Silva easily cuts it away to the vacant backward point boundary. Just 30 needed now!
11.1
1
Rahul Chahar to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up very full on off, driven to long off for one.
10.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sadeera uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball and plays it down to long on for a run.
10.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another close save for de Silva, tries to sweep again and just gets a glove on it towards thir man for a single, otherwise he was caught plumb in front.
10.4
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floated up on off, de Silva gets down well and sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple.
10.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length around off, spinning in sharply, Sadeera manages to push it off the back foot to cover for a single.
10.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on middle, reversed to short third man for one.
10.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, CLOSE! Tossed up on leg, spinning down leg, de Silva looks to reverse but completely misses the ball.

Bowling change. Kuldeep Yadav comes in to bowl.

9.6
0
Rahul Chahar to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ON middle, kept out.
9.5
1
Rahul Chahar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another single as this is pushed down to long off.
9.4
1
Rahul Chahar to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
9.3
1
Rahul Chahar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Uppish but safe! Dhananjaya skips down the track and lofts it wide of long off for one.

India have taken a review for LBW! The on field umpire has adjudged it NOT OUT! There is no bat involved and ball tracking shows that the impact is umpire's call and the ball was missing off stump. India had to go for the review at this stage, hard luck. Sadeera Samarawickrama lives to fight another day. In the end the batsmen do get a leg bye as well.

9.2
0
Rahul Chahar to Sadeera Samarawickrama, NOT OUT! Impact is umpire's call and it is missing the off pole. India lose a review! This lands around off and then holds its line. Sadeera looks to sweep but misses. He gets hit on the pads. The bowler is appealing, the ball goes towards fine leg and a single is taken. India review but replays show that the on-field call is the right one.
9.1
1
Rahul Chahar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Outside off, this is driven through covers for one.
8.6
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On the stumps, kept out again.
8.5
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Almost another one! This lands on off and then turns back in. Sadeera moves across and tries to sweep, he misses to get hit on the body.
8.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Dhananjaya de Silva, On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one more.
8.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.