Hospice: In the third and final T20 match played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets. Shreyas Iyer’s half-century and Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant batting helped Sri Lanka clean sweep the series by winning the series 3-0. Shreyas Iyer was adjudged Man of the Series for his third consecutive half century, while Man of the Match remained the same.
here is the match
The Sri Lankan team suffered one setback each in the first, second and fourth, due to which they came under complete pressure. He was given the first blow by Mohammad Siraj in the form of Gunathilaka. He opened the account and got out in the first over. After this, playing his second match, () hunting Nisanka (1) in the second over and running Aslanka (4) in the fourth over. Because of this, the visiting team came under so much pressure that they scored only 18 runs in the powerplay, while they had only 43 runs in 10 overs. After that he scored fast, but the score could only reach 146 runs, which was not enough to beat India in the match.
Indian innings thrill
Chasing a target of 147, Indian opener Sanju Samson scored 18 runs in 12 balls and was caught in the over by bowler Karunaratne. At the same time, batsman Rohit Sharma played an innings of five runs in nine balls and was dismissed in Chamira’s over. However, in the first T20 match, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma scored 44 runs. In the second match, he was dismissed after scoring just one run. Shreyas Iyer’s batting gave strength to the Indian team. At the same time, Deepak Hooda was dismissed for 21 runs and Venkatesh Iyer scored five runs in Lahiru Kumara’s over. After the dismissal of both the batsmen, Ravindra Jadeja took the lead and along with Shreyas Iyer took the match to the end. Iyer scored an unbeaten 73 off 45 balls with the help of one six and nine fours. At the same time, Jadeja scored an unbeaten 22 runs in 15 balls with three fours. Indian team scored 148 runs in 16.5 overs for the loss of four wickets.
Thrill of Sri Lanka’s inningsSri Lanka set India a target of 147 runs in the first innings due to the swashbuckling innings of captain Dasun Shanaka (74 not out). Sri Lanka scored 146 runs in 20 overs for the loss of five wickets. For the team, there was an unbeaten partnership of 86 runs in 47 balls between captain Shanaka and Chamika Karunaratne. Let me tell you, Ishan Kishan batted brilliantly in the first match. However, he could not play the third match due to injury and was replaced by Sanju Samson as the opener.
[Attribution to NBT]