Sri Lanka in India, 3 T20I Series, 2020

India vs Sri Lanka - 3rd T20I

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Date & Time: 10 January 2020

Sri Lanka 123/10

RR: 7.76 | India beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Danushka Gunathilaka c Washington Sundar & b Jasprit Bumrah c Washington Sundar & b Jasprit Bumrah 1200
Avishka Fernando c Shreyas Iyer & b Shardul Thakur c Shreyas Iyer & b Shardul Thakur 9701
Kusal Perera bowled Navdeep Saini bowled Navdeep Saini 71010
Oshada Fernando run out run out 2500
Angelo Mathews c Manish Pandey & b Washington Sundar c Manish Pandey & b Washington Sundar 312013
Dhananjaya de Silva c Jasprit Bumrah & b Navdeep Saini c Jasprit Bumrah & b Navdeep Saini 573681
Dasun Shanaka c Shardul Thakur & b Shardul Thakur c Shardul Thakur & b Shardul Thakur 9901
Wanindu Hasaranga run out run out 0200
Lakshan Sandakan stumped Washington Sundar stumped Washington Sundar 1200
Lasith Malinga c Virat Kohli (C) & b Navdeep Saini c Virat Kohli (C) & b Navdeep Saini 0100
Lahiru Kumara not out not out 1100
Extras 5 (b 1, lb 0, w 4, nb 0)
Total 123 (10 Wkts, 15.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
5-1 (Danushka Gunathilaka,1), 11-2 (Avishka Fernando,1.3), 15-3 (Oshada Fernando,3.1), 26-4 (Kusal Perera,5.1), 94-5 (Angelo Mathews,11.2), 110-6 (Dasun Shanaka,13.3), 110-7 (Wanindu Hasaranga,13.5), 118-8 (Lakshan Sandakan,15), 122-9 (Dhananjaya de Silva,15.3), 123-10 (Lasith Malinga,15.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Jasprit Bumrah2 1 5 1 2.50
Shardul Thakur3 0 19 2 6.33
Navdeep Saini3.5 0 28 3 8.00
Washington Sundar4 0 37 2 9.25
Yuzvendra Chahal3 0 33 0 11.00

So that is it from this game and series. It was as one-sided as it could be. India have started the year and decade in a dominant fashion. Tougher test awaits the Men in Blue as they welcome Australia for 3 ODIs. Sri Lanka will look to put this tour behind them and now go to Zimbabwe for two Test series starting from 19th January. The first ODI between India and Australia starts on 14th January. That game begins at 1330 local (0800 GMT). Join us for that one till then, goodbye!

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, they have started on the right track, the performance in the two games were very clinical and he is happy with that. States they wanted to try batting first, the middle collapse tested the batters and what Shardul and Manish did was really remarkable. Further adds they wanted to be in a difficult situation and see who could step-up at that time. Also mentions today they thought of scoring 180 but they got 200 and that is a positive thing for them, they want to capitalize on the good situations and they would get good confidence going ahead. Ends by saying all the three, Rahul, Dhawan and Rohit are good and it is great to have three good players, it though is all about the team and you should have good players to select amongst as it is a team game and the team doing well should matter.

Man of the Series, Navdeep Saini, says he is getting better with every game he plays and the other bowlers also help him learn more. States he has always bowled fast and he works hard to keep that skill by gyming and maintaining a diet. Ends by saying he use to play with the tennis ball before and he recently started playing with the red ball.

Man of the Match, Shardul Thakur, says he believes he has the ability with the bat and his contribution could be crucial for the team. Mentions his action helps him to generate outswing. States his team has been really helpful and he does not feel left out and they all are united. Ends by saying he starts preparing himself even before he goes out to bat and by hitting a six on the first ball, it puts the bowler under pressure.

Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga, says they bowled fine till the 15th over but once the dew came into play, it got difficult. Further adds they did not start well with the bat but Angelo and Dhananjaya did well but it was too late by then. States they need to handle situations better and that is something they will need to learn. Mentions these are their best players and they will need to groom them and help them improve. Ends by saying spin has been their strength and they are looking to be strong in that department.

One of the stars with the bat for India tonight, Manish Pandey, is caught down for a quick chat with Sanjay Manjerekar. Manish Pandey says a comeback was always on the back of his head, he got a chance today and he is happy he could forge a good stand with Shardul and he would continue to push hard and put in efforts. States that he has been batting well in the domestic circuit and that is what was in the back of his head and he had to deliver today and he did so. Ends by saying he keeps working on his skills and on different shots and such situations do arrive where you will need to execute those skills.

Earlier in the evening, after being put into bat, India posted a huge total of 201 which was too hot to handle for the tourists. Fifties from Dhawan and Rahul along with cameos from Manish Pandey and Shardul Thakur saw the hosts reach this giant total. Only Lakshan Sandakan had something to smile about as he picked up 3/35 from his 4.

India were commendable with the ball. They repeated their super showing with the bat, with the ball as well. The pace trio of Navdeep, Shardul and Bumrah was too hot to handle for the tourists. The trio picked up 3, 2 and 1 wicket respectively. Sundar and Chahal had a tough day but the former did manage to get two wickets and they must see this as a one-off. All-in-all it was a very good effort from the bowlers.

If the match in Indore was one-sided then we don't know what to call this one. It has been a no-show from Sri Lanka. They have had a torrid time in India and they would look to forget this tour and game as quickly as possible. Chasing a huge target of 202, one needs contribution from majority of the batters but only two players got into double figures and that says enough about the chase. Nothing much to talk about, the only positive for the Lankan Lions was Angelo Mathews' solid batting on his comeback and a fifty from Dhananjaya de Silva.

N Saini to L Malinga, OUT! Saini picks the last wicket! INDIA WIN THE GAME AND THE SERIES! A short one and on middle, Malinga looks to flat-bat it over mid off but fails to get any timing on it. It lobs towards mid off where Kohli takes it. THE HOSTS WIN BY 78 RUNS!
N Saini to L Kumara, A full toss around off, Kumara opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.

The last man in is Lahiru Kumara!

N Saini to de Silva, OUT! TAKEN! Saini gets another and the last recognized batter is out of here. Shorter and outside off, Dhananjaya looks to cut but ends up hitting it uppishly towards third man where Bumrah takes a simple catch.
N Saini to de Silva, FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva shuffles right across and Saini bowls it full. He flicks it through square leg and bags a boundary.
N Saini to de Silva, On the shorter side and around off, Dhananjaya pulls but to the fielder at mid-wicket.

Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga walks out to save the blushes. Also, Navdeep Saini is back to bowl out.

W Sundar to L Sandakan, OUT! STUMPED! Number 8 down. Sandakan comes down the track and Sundar spots that. He fires it outside off. Sandakan swings blindly but misses and Samson does the rest. Sundar ends his spell with a wicket. His figures 4-0-37-2.
W Sundar to de Silva, Shorter in length and outside off, DdS lofts it over cover and takes one.
W Sundar to de Silva, Another short ball which is pulled through square leg for two.
W Sundar to de Silva, Well fielded! Once again it is Chahal! Shorter and on middle, Sandakan pulls it through square leg. Chahal in the deep runs to his right, slides and keeps it to two. Fifty for Dhananjaya, a very good innings from him. He fought a lone battle here.
W Sundar to L Sandakan, Loopy ball outside off, Sandakan keeps it out towards cover for one.
W Sundar to de Silva, On off, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Washington Sundar to bowl out.

S Thakur to de Silva, Very full and outside off, this is jammed out towards third man for one.

Lakshan Sandakan walks out to bat now.

S Thakur to W Hasaranga, OUT! RUN OUT! A direct hit and Hasaranga is nowhere in the frame! Chahal has a big smile on his face and rightly so, he's done really well here. A full toss on middle, it is hit towards mid off. The batters take off. Chahal picks the ball up and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Number 7 down.
S Thakur to W Hasaranga, Back of a length and on off, kept out.

Wanindu Hasaranga is the new man in.

S Thakur to D Shanaka, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Thakur with another wicket. He has been brilliant with both bat and ball in this series. This is slightly short and on middle, it skids through. Shanaka looks to heave but the ball arrives a lot sooner than he expected. It hits the splice and lobs back to the bowler who accepts a dolly.
S Thakur to D Shanaka, WIDE! Very wide outside off, Shanaka does go after it but misses.
S Thakur to D Shanaka, A sharp bumper, Shanaka is taken by surprise, he is way too late in the pull.
S Thakur to D Shanaka, Back of a length and on off, kept out.

Shardul Thakur comes back into the attack!

Y Chahal to D Shanaka, On middle, Shanaka works it through mid-wicket for one.
Y Chahal to D Shanaka, SIX! Powered! Slightly shorter and on middle, Shanaka rocks back and hammers it over the long on fence.
Y Chahal to D Shanaka, Very full and on middle, this is hit back to the bowler.
Y Chahal to de Silva, Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Y Chahal to de Silva, FOUR! A good effort though by Pandey. This is floated up on middle, it is lofted over the bowler's head. Pandey runs to his left and then tries to push it back in. He seems to have done so but hurts his hand in the process. The umpire takes it upstairs to check and replays show that the feet is touching the ropes when he tries to push the ball back.
Y Chahal to D Shanaka, The googly, it is worked around the corner for one.

Yuzvendra Chahal is back on.

W Sundar to D Shanaka, On the pads, Shanaka glances it to the leg side and keeps the strike.
W Sundar to D Shanaka, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
W Sundar to de Silva, Floated on middle, Dhananjaya milks it to long on for one.
W Sundar to de Silva, Flatter around off, Dhananjaya plays it to point.

Dasun Shanaka walks out to bat.

W Sundar to A Mathews, OUT! Angelo holes out! Sundar shows smartness and courage. He tosses this up well outside off, Mathews looks to go for a big one. He gets down on one knee and looks to drag his sweep from there. He ends up hitting it off the toe end of the bat. It lobs towards long off. Manish Pandey charges in from long off and takes a good catch tumbling. A good stand, not in the context of the game but in general has been broken.
W Sundar to A Mathews, SIX! That has been deposited into the stands. Floated on off, Angelo gets down on one knee and slogs it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

Washington Sundar comes from the other end now.

N Saini to de Silva, A yorker on middle, it is jammed out.
N Saini to de Silva, FOUR! Played nice and fine! Deft. Shorter and outside off, de Silva just opens the face of the bat and guides it nice and fine on the off side for a boundary.