Clinical India Clinch T20I Series Against Sri Lanka 2-0
Openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan smashed half-centuries as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third Twenty20 international to clinch the series 2-0 on Friday.
KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan put on 97 runs for the opening wicket as India amassed 201 for six after being put in to bat in Pune. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Paceman Navdeep Saini claimed three wickets to help dismiss Sri Lanka for 123 in 15.5 overs despite a fighting 57 by Dhananjaya de Silva.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews put on 68 for the fifth wicket to raise Sri Lankan hopes but Washington Sundar struck back to break the partnership.
Skipper Virat Kohli Friday hailed India's clinical start to the year after they completed a 78-run, series-clinching win over Sri Lanka.
Shikhar Dhawan silenced his critics, KL Rahul sizzled as usual and the trio of fast bowlers were intimidating in India's one-sided 78-run victory over Sri Lanka.