Virat Kohli (82) and Manish Pandey (51*) starred with the bat as India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the lone T20I on Wednesday. It was an all-round performance from the Men in Blue as they outclassed the Lankans to sweep the series 9-0 across all formats. Sri Lanka posted a competitive target of 170/7. India in reply lost both the openers early but were steadied by Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey who stitched together a 119-run partnership. For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga finished with the figures of 1/31. (Scorecard)
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22:55 IST: India beat Sri Lanka, clean sweep series across all format 9-0, by 7 wickets.
India's tour of Sri Lanka 2017— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 6, 2017
Won Test series 3-0
Won ODI series 5-0
Won T20I series 1-0#SLvIND
1st visiting side to a win 9-0 on tour!
22:54 IST: Four! Manish Pandey hits the winnings runs as he brings up his half-century.
22:48 IST: Last over, India need 2 runs to win.
22:47 IST: Four! Manish Pandey slams Udana for a boundary on the off-side.
22:46 IST: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the new batsman in.
22:45 IST: Out! Udana gets rid off Kohli for 82. India need 10 runs to win.
22:44 IST: India need 11 runs in 12 balls.
22:43 IST: Four! Kohli flicks Malinga for a boundary.
22:42 IST: Kohli failed to capitalise on the free-hit, gets only a single.
22:41 IST: Malinga bowls a front foot no-ball and India welcomes a free hit!
22:35 IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey.
22:34 IST: Four! Virat Kohli slams Malinga straight down the ground just past the umpire as he ducked in time.
22:29 IST: After the end of the 15th over, India 133/2 need 38 runs in 30 balls.
22:21 IST: India need 53 runs in 42 balls.
22:19 IST: Four! Kohli smashes Prasanna for a boundary straight down the ground.
22:18 IST: Fifty! Virat Kohli scores his 17th T20I half-century.
22:16 IST: Four! Short and wide from Mathews, Manish Pandey puts it away for a boundary.
22:14 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey.
22:13 IST: Four! Full delivery from Mathews, Kohli flicks it for a boundary.
22:09 IST: 10 overs gone, India 82/2, need 89 runs in 60 balls.
22:08 IST: Four! Short delivery from Perera, Manish Pandey slams it for a boundary on the leg side.
22:07 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Kohli. This time punched through the off-side.
22:06 IST: Four! Short delivery from Perera, Kohli welcomes him with a boundary.
22:05 IST: Thisara Perera is introduced into the bowling attack.
22:04 IST: Dananjaya concedes 10 runs in his first over.
22:03 IST: Four! Quicker delivery from Dananjaya outside off, Kohli opens the bat face and gets it wide of short third.
22:02 IST: Akila Dananjaya introduced into the bowling attack.
21:58 IST: Six! Kohli dances down the wickets and smokes Prasanna straight down the ground for a maximum.
21:54 IST: Manish Pandey in the new man in.
21:53 IST: Out! Brilliant display of fielding at covers from Dasun Shanaka to dismiss KL Rahul, Prasana gets his first wicket.
21:51 IST: Seekkuge Prasaan comes into the attack, replaces Isuru Udana.
21:49 IST: At the end of the fifth over, India 39/1.
21:43 IST: Four! Rahul spots the slower delivery, waits and punches off the back foot.
21:35 IST: Out! Short delivery from Malinga, Rohit pulls, miscues and Perera takes a comfortable catch. India 22/1.
21:34 IST: Lasith Malinga comes into the attack, replaces Angelo Mathews.
21:31 IST: Four! Full delivery outside off, Rahul opens the face of the bat and lifts it over backward point.
21:30 IST: Isuru Udana comes into the bowling attack.
21:29 IST: At the end of the first over, India 12/0.
21:28 IST: Four! Mathews strays on the pads, Rohit glances the ball past Malinga at short-fine leg.
21:25 IST: Four! Short and wide from Mathews, Rahul cuts it handsomely to get off the mark in style.
21:24 IST: First ball, Rohit punches Mathews off the back foot, India get first run on board.
21:23 IST: Angelo Mathew will start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.
21:22 IST: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the batting for India.
21:20 IST: Welcome back to the chase!
21:09 IST: Sri Lanka post a competitive total of 170/7 at the end of 20 overs. India need 171 runs to win in 8.55 runs per over. Stay tuned!
21:07 IST: Six! Priyanjan smokes Bhuvneshwar for a maximum.
21:04 IST: Four! Ashan Priyanjan starts off the the last over with a cheeky boundary past the short third man.
21:03 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Udana off Bumrah.
21:02 IST: Four! Jasprit Bumrah gets his yorker wrong, Udana slams the ball for a boundary.
20:59 IST: Six!! Isuru Udana slogs Bhuvneshwar for a maximum.
20:54 IST: Out! Prasanna (11) pulls, miscues and Kuldeep gets his second wicket. Sri Lanka lose their seventh wicket.
20:51 IST: Four! Seekkuge pulls Kuldeep, Chahal makes a mess of it on the boundary and the ball rolls away for a boundary.
20:45 IST: At the end of the 15th over Sri Lanka 118/6.
20:40 IST: Seekkuge Prasanna is the new man in.
20:39 IST: Out! Chahal gets his second wicket of the over, dismisses Dasun Shanaka for a duck.
20:37 IST: Out! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his second wicket of the night, removes Thisara Perera for 11.
20:36 IST: Six! Perera comes down the track and slams Chahal straight down the ground for a huge maximum.
20:31 IST: Thisara Perera is the new man in.
20:30 IST: Out! Kuldeep Yadav sends Dilshan Munaweera packing for 53. Sri Lanka 99/4.
20:26 IST: Fifty! Dilshan Munaweera scores his maiden T20I half-century. Sri Lanka 91/3 in 10.1 overs.
20:25 IST: At the end of 10 overs, Sri Lanka 90/3.
20:24 IST: Six! Short from Kuldeep, Priyanjan clobbers him for a maximum.
20:20 IST: Six and a four!! Munaweera is dealing in boundaries right now.
20:18 IST: Six! Munaweera comes down the track and slams Chahal for a maximum.
20:17 IST: Brilliant first over Kuldeep, concedes only two runs.
20:15 IST: Kuldeep Yadav introduced in the bowling attack.
20:14 IST: Ashan Priyanjan, right handed bat, is the new man in.
20:12 IST: Out!! A tossed up delivery outside off from Chahal, Mathews fails to make contact, Dhoni gathers and removes the bails in a jiffy. Mathews departs for 7. Sri Lanka 62/3 in 6.3 overs.
20:09 IST: Four! Munaweera comes down the track and lofts Axar over mid-off.
20:08 IST: Four! Munaweera is on fire, heaves Axar over mid-wicket for a boundary.
20:07 IST: Four! Angelo Mathews welcomes Axar with a boundary on the leg side.
20:06 IST: Axar Patel introduced into the attack.
20:05 IST: Sri Lanka 47/2 after first five overs.
20:04 IST: Angelo Mathews is the new man in.
20:03 IST: Out! Jasprit Bumrah gets India back in the game, cleans up Niroshan Dickwella for 17.
19:56 IST: Six!! Back-to-back maximums from Munaweera off Chahal. The crowd is certainly enjoying the fireworks. Munaweera races to 21 runs off seven deliveries.
19:55 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal introduced into the bowling.
19:54 IST: Four! Bit short of length, Munaweera slogs Bhuvneshwar for another boundary.
19:53 IST: Four! What a way to get off the mark, Dilshan Munaweera cover drives Bhuvneshwar.
19:52 IST: Out!! Bhuvneshwar gives India breakthrough, cleans up Upul Tharanga. Sri Lanka 23/1 in 2.2 overs.
19:51 IST: Four! Short delivery from Bhuvneshwar, Upul Tharaga pulls handsomely for a boundary.
19:50 IST: At the end of the second over, Sri Lanka 19 for no loss.
19:49 IST: Four! Brilliant batting, Dickwella anticipates slower ball, paddle scoops Bumrah past the short fine-leg. Hat-trick of boundaries!
19:48 IST: Four! Paddle scoops Bumrah to fine-leg boundary. Cheeky from Dickwella.
19:47 IST: Four! Dickwella flicks Bumrah over square-leg for the first boundary of the innings.
19:45 IST: Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack.
19:44 IST: At the end of the first over, Sri Lanka 4/0.
19:40 IST: First ball, leg-byes, Sri Lanka get first run on the board.
19:39 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar opening the bowling attack for India.
19:38 IST: Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga opening the batting for Sri Lanka.
19:33 IST: Sri Lanka playing XI:
SL XI: N Dickwella, U Tharanga, D Munaweera, A Priyanjan, A Mathews, D Shanaka, T Perera, Seekkuge, L Malinga, A Dananjaya, I Udana— BCCI (@BCCI) September 6, 2017
19:31 IST: Team India playing XI:
IND XI: RG Sharma, V Kohli, L Rahul, M Pandey, K Jadhav, MS Dhoni, A Patel, B Kumar, K Yadav, J Bumrah, Y Chahal— BCCI (@BCCI) September 6, 2017
19:28 IST: Team changes -- For India, Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur make way for KL Rahul and Axar Patel. For Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanka, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera and Seekugge Prasanna come in.
19:27 IST: India captain Virat Kohli wins toss, elects to field vs Sri Lanka.
19:22 IST: Virat Kohli-led India gearing up for the T20I match.
19:08 IST: Good news! Play to start at 19:40 IST, no overs lost.
18:28 IST: An update -- Toss is delayed due to rain.
18:16 IST: News coming in, there will an inspection at 07:00 PM.
18:15 IST: It has stopped raining. It seems the play will be underplay soon. Stay tuned!
17:59 IST: Ahead of the T20 match, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan extended his support to the team.
17:56 IST: Some bad news for the fans. Rain might interrupt the start of play.
17:55 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the T20 match between India and Sri Lanka.
India are on an experimentation drive ahead of the 2019 50-over World Cup and one name they could have tried here is Rishabh Pant, who was not named in the squad. It is all the more surprising since the selectors had an opportunity to send him for this stand-alone game when Shikhar Dhawan returned home to tend to his ailing mother this past weekend, leaving Ajinkya Rahane to open the innings in the fifth ODI.