Highlights, 3rd T20: India (IND) Beat Sri Lanka (SL) By 5 Wickets To Complete 3-0 Series Sweep

Updated: 24 December 2017 22:50 IST

Highlights from the 3rd T20I match between India (IND) and Sri Lanka (SL) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai today.

Highlights, 3rd T20: India (IND) Beat Sri Lanka (SL) By 5 Wickets To Complete 3-0 Series Sweep
Highlights, 3rd T20I: India vs Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium. © BCCI

India lost KL Rahul (4) early in run chase but Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer weathered the early storm before Rohit (27) was dismissed of the bowling of Dasun Shanaka. Iyer and Pandey got India close to the 100-run mark before Iyer (30) had to take the long walk back. Pandey (32) took India close to victory before getting dismissed. Dinesh Karthik (18*) and MS Dhoni (16*) finished things off for the hosts as the visitors lost the final T20I by 5 wickets. India won the series 3-0.  (SCORECARD)

Earlier, Rohit won the toss and elected to field first on a pitch that looked good for batting, Jaydev Unadkat struck early for India as Sri Lanka lost Niroshan Dickwella early. Washington Sundar looked impressive with the ball in his first match for India and also picked up a wicket. Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals and never really got going. Asela Gunaratne top scored for the visitors and Dasun Shanaka's late onslaught helped Sri Lanka reach 135 for 7 in 20 overs. For India, Unadkat and Hardik Pandya picked up a couple of wickets with Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav claiming a wicket each.

When and Where to Watch Live: India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL)

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.

Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.

(With inputs from PTI)

3rd T20I Highlights: India vs Sri Lanka

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Another series pocketed by the Indians. This is their 16th series win at home since November 2015. WOAH! How dominant have they been? Well, Sri Lanka would know that for sure. However, India have tougher challenges ahead on the road. But as of now folks, that is it from us for the coverage of this game. India and Sri Lanka are done for 2017 but there are a few sides who are scheduled to play some cricket in the days to come. Wishing a Merry Christmas to everybody. Good bye and take care!

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Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, says that he was always confident about winning the game as they had plenty of firepower. He says it was a plan to play with 6 batters and an all-rounder. Reckons every player who got an opportunity made an impact. He mentions it is a team effort and every player in the series has done his job, right from the one-dayers to the T20Is. States that a lot of the players, even those playing their first or second game, showed a lot of maturity. Feels that since the series against Australia, the Indians have done a lot of things in the right manner. Ends by saying there were some hiccups but it is a part of the learning curve.

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Man of the series, Jaydev Unadkat, says things went really well for him. Mentions to get such results is a big thing. Admits the Indian T20 League and the handwork in the nets has paid off. Further adds the domestic circuit has helped him mature as a player. Informs he was eager to make his comeback. He says the 2013 one was not that great but he is happy to have done well this time. Opines this in an important phase of his career and he has to keep himself motivated and hope to do well for his team. Ends by saying the performance in the Indian T20 League and the domestic circuit has given him a lot of confidence.

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Sri Lankan skipper, Thisara Perera, says he is very proud of his bowling unit. Appreciates the fielding and credits the coach for that. Mentions they have learnt a lot as they know India is a big team at the moment and they hope to continue their good performance in the next series as well. He hopes their batting clicks on a regular basis if they are to start winning games.

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Ravi Shastri says that they respect oppositions and stay grounded. Credits Jaydev Unadkat for the way he bowled. Admits giving the youngsters an opportunity was the main motive of this series. States a win or a loss in a T20 game does not matter to them. Ends by saying, South Africa is the real challenge now but the Indian team is good enough to compete.

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Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey say they were under pressure but the ball was coming onto the bat and they backed themselves. Mentions it was nice to see Dhoni and Karthik to finish it off in style. Reckon they batted well but it should have been over earlier. Credit Sri Lanka for their bowling. Karthik says that he was used to playing on this wicket thanks to plenty of domestic matches which have featured him at this ground. He further adds the pitch would have been a great day 1 Test wicket. Opines it is tricky to play a T20 on this wicket as there is something for both, bowlers and batsmen. Ends by saying India have been quite dominant in this tour, except for the game in Dharamsala. Appreciates the batsmen and the bowlers for their performance. We now have the Indian coach, Ravi Shastri, for another interview.

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Earlier in the game, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. They posted what looked like a below-par total with Asela Gunaratne's hard-fought 36 being the top score. Every Indian bowler except Siraj was impressive with Jaydev Unadkat being the pick, going for just 15 runs in his four overs and picking two wickets. We now have Sanjay Manjrekar with Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik for an interview.

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India seemed to be in trouble but then a 42-run stand between Iyer and Pandey put them in command. Though the former was run out in an unfortunate manner, the latter continued playing his shots. With 37 needed from 31, it seemed the home side will cruise to victory but two quick wickets for the Lankans gave them some hope. However, it was all diminished by the pair of Karthik and Dhoni who sealed it in the last over.

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3-0, a whitewash is what India have inflicted on the Sri Lankan side. After two lopsided victories, we have finally witnessed a close encounter, a last over finish. Defending a modest-looking target of 136, the Lankans needed to bowl really well and they did exactly that. Chameera and Dananjaya were excellent in the Powerplay and did not give a lot away and also managed to take the early wicket of KL Rahul.

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Thisara Perera to MS Dhoni

FOUR! Finishes it off in style! A full toss on the leg stump by Perera, Dhoni flicks it through square leg for a boundary. INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

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