India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I Match Summary

IND vs SL, 2020 - T20 Summary

India vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
Match Ended   
201/6 (20.0/20)
123 (15.5/20)
India beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs
IND 201/6
Bat Top Batsmen
54 (36)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 150SR
52 (36)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 144.44SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 8.75
ECON 6.75
SL 123/10
Bat Top Batsmen
57 (36)
  • 8x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 158.33SR
31 (20)
  • 1x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 155SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 7.30
ECON 6.33
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!
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 rubber 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 he is a better outswinger and he always looks to swing the ball. 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 that helps him not to play 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 learn. Mentions they do not have a lot of time to change the squad as the World Cup is not far away so they need to learn quickly. Ends by saying the world is using the wrist spinners as a wicket-taking options and they have a few and they want to finalize who will be their spinners in the World Cup.
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 does 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 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. No other batter managed to even score 10 runs.
Navdeep Saini To Lasith Malinga OUT!
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!
Navdeep Saini To Lahiru 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!
Navdeep Saini To Dhananjaya de Silva OUT!
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.
Navdeep Saini To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva shuffles right across and Saini bowls it full. He flicks it through square leg and bags a boundary.
Navdeep Saini To Dhananjaya 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.
Over 15 : 118/8
7 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 214.3
  • 214.4
  • 114.5
  • W 14.6
L. Sandakan
1 (2)
de Silva
53 (33)
W. Sundar
Washington Sundar To Lakshan Sandakan OUT!
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.
Washington Sundar To Dhananjaya de Silva
Shorter in length and outside off, DdS lofts it over cover and takes one.
Washington Sundar To Dhananjaya de Silva
Another short ball which is pulled through square leg for two.
Washington Sundar To Dhananjaya 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.
Washington Sundar To Lakshan Sandakan
Loopy ball outside off, Sandakan keeps it out towards cover for one.
Washington Sundar To Dhananjaya de Silva
On off, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
Washington Sundar to bowl out.
Over 14 : 111/7
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 1 WD 13.3
  • W 13.3
  • 013.4
  • W 13.5
  • 113.6
de Silva
47 (29)
L. Sandakan
0 (0)
S. Thakur
Shardul Thakur To Dhananjaya de Silva
Very full and outside off, this is jammed out towards third man for one.
Lakshan Sandakan walks out to bat now.
Shardul Thakur To Wanindu Hasaranga OUT!
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.
Shardul Thakur To Wanindu Hasaranga
Back of a length and on off, kept out.
Wanindu Hasaranga is the new man in.
Shardul Thakur To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
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.
Shardul Thakur To Dasun Shanaka
WIDE! Very wide outside off, Shanaka does go after it but misses.
Shardul Thakur To Dasun Shanaka
A sharp bumper, Shanaka is taken by surprise, he is way too late in the pull.
15 OV
7 Runs
W. Sundar to de Silva L. Sandakan
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 214.3
  • 214.4
  • 114.5
  • W 14.6
14 OV
2 Runs
S. Thakur to D. Shanaka W. Hasaranga de Silva
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 1 WD 13.3
  • W 13.3
  • 013.4
  • W 13.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
13 Runs
Y. Chahal to D. Shanaka de Silva
  • 112.1
  • 412.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 612.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
8 Runs
W. Sundar to A. Mathews de Silva D. Shanaka
  • 611.1
  • W 11.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
10 Runs
N. Saini to de Silva A. Mathews
  • 410.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 410.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
11 Runs
Y. Chahal to de Silva A. Mathews
  • 69.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 29.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
19 Runs
W. Sundar to de Silva A. Mathews
  • 1 B 8.1
  • 68.2
  • 18.3
  • 48.4
  • 18.5
  • 68.6
8 OV
9 Runs
Y. Chahal to de Silva A. Mathews
  • 47.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
4 Runs
W. Sundar to A. Mathews de Silva
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
6 OV
9 Runs
N. Saini to K. Perera de Silva
  • W 5.1
  • 1 WD 5.2
  • 45.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
5 OV
11 Runs
S. Thakur to K. Perera A. Mathews
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 44.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 44.6
4 OV
0 Runs
J. Bumrah to K. Perera A. Mathews
  • W 3.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
4 Runs
N. Saini to K. Perera O. Fernando
  • 1 WD 2.1
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 22.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
6 Runs
S. Thakur to A. Fernando O. Fernando
  • 01.1
  • 61.2
  • W 1.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
5 Runs
J. Bumrah to D. Gunathilaka A. Fernando
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 20.4
  • 10.5
  • 1 WD 0.6
  • W 0.6
Match Info
  • Venue Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Result India beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs
  • Player of the Match Shardul Thakur
  • Player of the Series Navdeep Saini
  • Umpire Nitin Menon (IND), Virender Sharma (IND) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: India 201/6 in 20.0 overs
  • India 201/6 in 20.0 overs
  • India 150/4 in 16.2 overs
  • K Rahul 9th T20i fifty: 50 runs in 34 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • India 103/1 in 11.0 overs
  • S Dhawan 10th T20i fifty: 50 runs in 34 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 30 balls between K Rahul (28) and S Dhawan (21)
  • India 52/0 in 5.0 overs
  • S Dhawan dropped on 1 by D Shanaka in 1.3 overs
  • de Silva 2nd T20i fifty: 50 runs in 31 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Sri Lanka 101/5 in 12.2 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 51 off 29 balls between A Mathews (19) and de Silva (30)
  • Sri Lanka 55/4 in 8.2 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-6): Sri Lanka 35/4
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Player Runs Avg.
KL Rahul IND 99 49.50
Shikhar Dhawan IND 84 42.00
Dhananjaya de Silva SL 74 37.00
Virat Kohli IND 56 56.00
Kusal Perera SL 41 20.50
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Player Wickets Eco.
Navdeep Saini IND 5 5.87
Shardul Thakur IND 5 6.00
Wanindu Hasaranga SL 3 7.12
Washington Sundar IND 3 8.25
Lakshan Sandakan SL 3 8.75
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