Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I as it happened: Hasaranga guides hosts to series-clinching 7-wicket win
Highlights of the third T20 International between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo.
Opting to bat first, India finished with 81/8 (20 overs).
In reply, Sri Lanka finished with 82/3 (14.3 overs).
Wanindu Hasaranga is declared the player of the match as well as the player of the series. Richly deserved.
Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets!
Starting from 2019, India had won their last 8 T20I series. But it’s Dasun Shanaka and Co who clinch this 2-1. The star performer for them tonight was Wanindu Hasaranga who took a four-wicket haul.
SL 77/3 after 14 overs: Four overthrows! Well, it’s no secret that this hasn’t been India’s day. Sri Lanka are almost home.
SL 66/3 after 13 overs: Four! Wanindu Hasaranga comes to the crease and sweeps one from Kuldeep Yadav for a boundary. Sri Lanka need 16 off 42.
SL 56/3 after 12 overs: WICKET! Rahul Chahar cleans up Sadeera Samarawickrama with the last ball of his spell. The leg-spinner finishes with excellent figures of 3/15 from his four overs.
SL 48/2 after 11 overs: Six runs come from Kuldeep Yadav’s first over. India need quick wickets, that’s the only way they can have a chance.
SL 42/2 after 10 overs: Five runs come from Chahar’s third over. There was an appeal for LBW but the ball was missing the stumps and India ended up losing the review.
SL 37/2 after 9 overs: Quiet over by Varun Chakravarthy, two runs from it. Sri Lanka have Sadeera Samarawickrama and Dhananjaya de Silva at the crease, they need 45 off 66.
SL 35/2 after 8 overs: WICKET! Rahul Chahar has another one. This time Minod Bhanuka is trapped in front. Sri Lanka have lost both their openers, they need 47 off 72.
SL 33/1 after 7 overs: Four! Warrier bangs it in and Bhanuka plays a crafty ramp shot for four. Ten runs from that over. Sri Lanka need 49 off 78.
SL 23/1 after 5.5 overs: WICKET! Rahul Chahar strikes in his first over with a superb return catch. Avishka Fernando departs for 12 off 18.
SL 22/0 after 5 overs: Right-arm pacer Sandeep Warrier, playing his debut game, joins the attack and concedes just two runs in his first over.
SL 20/0 after 4 overs: Varun drops it short and Fernando pulls it for four. Eight runs come from that over. Sri Lanka will be happy with their start.
SL 12/0 after 3 overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar pitches it on a length and Avishka Fernando pushes it past mid-on for three. Seven runs come from that over.
SL 5/0 after 2 overs: Tidy first over by Varun Chakravarthy, two singles from it. The Sri Lanka openers seem are being watchful.
SL 3/0 after 1 over: Fine first over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Plenty of swing for the right-arm pacer and a couple of plays-and-misses by Minod Bhanuka.
9.46 pm: Sri Lanka are ready for the chase. They need 82 runs to win the series. Can India make a match out of this?
END OF THE INNINGS: India just about avoid their lowest ever T20I total and finish with 81/8 in 20 overs. Wanindu Hasaranga’s terrific 4-for has put Sri Lanka in pole position to win the series.
IND 75/8 after 19 overs: India avoid posting their lowest ever T20I total by crossing 72. Final six balls coming up. Can Kuldeep and Sakariya find the fence?
IND 66/8 after 18 overs: Chameera returns to the attack and bowls a quiet over. India have Kuldeep Yadav (14 off 21) and Chetan Sakariya at the crease now.
Birthday boy Wanindu Hasaranga finishes with sensational figures of 4/9 from his 4 overs.
IND 63/8 after 16.4 overs: OUT! Wanindu Hasaranga takes his 4th wicket as Chamika Karunaratne takes a brilliant catch. Varun Chakravarthy is out for a duck. India are still 9 runs short of their lowest ever T20I total. They have 2 wickets in hand now.
IND 62/7 after 16 overs: WICKET! Rahul Chahar didn’t last long. Attempted a ramp shot but the ball looped gently to the keeper. Dasun Shanaka gets his second, India lose their seventh.
IND 55/6 after 14.5 overs: OUT! Hasaranga returns to the attack and gets his third wicket. Shanaka with another superb catch. Bhuvneshwar departs for 16. The 6th-wicket partnership ends for 19 runs.
IND 48/5 after 13 overs: Five runs from that Karunaratne over. Bhuvneshwar and Kuldeep look determined to fight it out.
IND 43/5 after 12 overs: Another quiet over for India, just a single from it. Bhuvneshwar and Kuldeep have plenty of time to get their eye in.
IND 39/5 after 10 overs: This is the lowest ever 10-over total by India in a T20I. India’s lowest ever total in a T20I is 72. They have a long way to go to cross that mark.
IND 36/5 after 9 overs: WICKET! India have lost all their specialist batsmen in 9 overs. Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka with a fantastic return catch and Nitish Rana is out for 6 off 15. Kuldeep Yadav joins Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the crease.
IND 35/4 after 8 overs: Now Akila Dananjaya joins the attack and piles on the pressure. Nitish Rana and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has a massive task on their hands.
IND 33/4 after 7 overs: Another testing over by Hasaranga. He’s found the right length and is using his variations wonderfully.
IND 29/4 after 6 overs: That’s the end of the powerplay. Sri Lanka are in complete control at the moment. India have just one specialist batsmen to play with and need something extraordinary to fight back.
IND 25/4 after 5 overs: WICKET! What. Is. Happening?! Hasaranga has two wickets in his first over. Gaikwad the man dismissed this time. He was given out LBW and opted for the review but it didn’t help. India are in all sorts of trouble.
IND 24/3 after 4.4 overs: WICKET! This is turning into a horror start for India. Now Sanju Samson is out LBW for a duck. The in-form Wanindu Hasaranga, on his birthday, strikes in his first over.
IND 23/2 after 4 overs: WICKET! Devdutt Padikkal is run-out and India are in a serious spot of bother. The left-hander never looked settled at the crease and has to walk back for 9 off 15.
IND 14/1 after 3 overs: Top over by Chameera, just two runs from it. India need a big partnership, they’re once again short on batsmen in the XI.
IND 12/1 after 2 overs: Shot! Devdutt Padikkal gets going with a stylish drive past extra-cover for four. Seven runs come from Chamika Karunaratne’s first over.
IND 5/1 after 0.4 overs: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan is out off the fourth ball of the match! Sharp delivery by Dushmantha Chameera and a fine catch by Dhananjaya de Silva in the slips.
8.00 pm: We’re ready for play! Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease. Dushmantha Chameera has the ball. Here we go!
India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (w), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Warrier, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy.
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera.
TOSS: Shikhar Dhawan has won the toss and India will bat first.
Just in: Sandeep Warrier will make his T20I debut today, in place of the injured Navdeep Saini.
7.20 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the third T20 International between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo.
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