Dhawan, Shardul guide India to T20I series win over Sri Lanka

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  • India scored the first 201 runs, Sri Lanka could only manage 123 runs in 15.5 overs.
  • Jasprit Bumrah’s 44 T20s left 53 wickets behind Ashwin and Chahal
  • Dhawan shared a 97-run partnership for the first wicket with Rahul, both half-centuries

India defeated Sri Lanka 2–0 in three T20 series. India defeated Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the match played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday. With this victory, he defeated the Lankan team for the sixth time in the series. There have been seven series between the two teams so far, with one draw.

India defeated Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the match

However, India scored 201 for 6 in the first 20 overs in the match. In response, Sri Lanka’s team could only score 123 runs in 15.5 overs. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah became the highest wicket-taker for India in T20. He got 53 wickets in his 44 matches. He left behind Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Navdeep Man of the Series and Shardul Man of the Match

Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan played half-century innings. Rahul scored 54 and Dhawan scored 52 runs. In the last over, Shardul Thakur and Manish Pandey shared a 37-run partnership from 15 balls. Shardul remained unbeaten on 22 runs off six balls and Manish 31 off 18 balls. Sri Lankan left-arm Chinaman spinner Sandakan had three successes. Navdeep Saini adjudged Man of the Series and they adjudged Shardul Thakur Man of the Match.

Dhananjay hits his second half-century

Dhananjay D’Silva scored 57 runs and caught Bumrah off Saini. This is the second half-century of his career. Angelo Mathews was dismissed by 31 runs. Mathews shared a 68-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Dhananjay. Dardun Shanaka (9) was sent by Pardhian to Shardul. Hasaranga (0) was runout by Chahal. Danushka Gunatilaka (1) was caught by Jasprit Bumrah in the hands of Washington Sundar. Shardul Thakur caught Avishka Fernando (9) in the hands of Shreyas. Oshada Fernando (2) was run out by Manish Pandey. Kushal Perera (7) was bowled by Navdeep Saini.

Samson returns after four and a half years, but only six runs

They replaced Sanju Samson at number three in place of captain Kohli. He scored 6 runs. He hit a six off the first ball. Also, he was then lbw by Hasranga on the second ball. They dismissed Shreyas Iyer for 4 runs. Kohli run out after scoring 26 runs. He came in to bat at number six. Washington Sundar (0) returned to the pavilion on the first ball.

Dhawan hit his 10th career half-century

Shikhar Dhawan dismissed for 52 runs off 36 balls. This is the 10th half-century of his career. On the ball of Sundakan, Gunatilaka caught him. Dhawan shared a 97-run partnership with Rahul for the first wicket. Rahul scored his 9th fiftieth career.

Kuldeep and Shivam Dubey also out with Pant

Earlier, Team India made three changes, adding Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey to the team. Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant and Shivam Dubey rested. Samson returned to the team after four and a half years. He played in the last match against Zimbabwe in July 2015.

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