These Indians were not in color, otherwise it was decided that Sri Lanka was completely clean in the ODI series

80
- Advertisement -

Sri Lanka saved their honor as they won the third and last match played at the R Premadasa Stadium. The hosts had already lost the series by losing the first two ODIs, but in this rain-hit match on Friday night, the first bowling bowled well and then the batsmen easily chased down the target. Team India was reduced to 225 runs after winning the toss. In this match, six new players, including five debutants, had entered the field for India. Despite this, Sri Lanka could not clean it.

Sri Lanka cricket team on Friday They defeated India by three wickets in the third and final ODI match played at Premadasa Stadium. With this, India won the three-match series 2-1. India won the first ODI by seven wickets and the second by three wickets.

Sri Lanka saved their honor as they won the third and last match played at the R Premadasa Stadium. The hosts had already lost the series by losing the first two ODIs, but in this rain-hit match on Friday night, the first bowling bowled well and then the batsmen easily chased down the target. Team India was reduced to 225 runs after winning the toss. In this match, six new players, including five debutants, had entered the field for India. Despite this, Sri Lanka could not clean it.

- Advertisement -

Shikhar Dhawan: Flop in both batting and captaincy

Shikhar Dhawan played an unbeaten half-century in the first match of the series. But after that he appeared completely colorless. After failing in the second ODI, runs did not come off his bat in the third match as well. He went on after scoring 13 runs in 11 balls. Dhawan’s captaincy was also not effective in the third match. At first, the decision of the entry of six new players into the playing XI was in question. Later he could not use his bowlers properly. After the rain, the opposition spinners had hit the Indian bowlers, but Gabbar did not use his spin bowlers properly.

Manish Pandey: Was a flop in the entire ODI series

Manish Pandey dashed the expectations of the captain and coach for the third time in a row. In three matches of the series, only 74 runs came off his bat. Every time he also got a good start, on which he could not score a big score. In the middle order, he has a direct competition with players like Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav. Based on this performance, perhaps Pandey pushed himself too far back in the race.

Hardik Pandya: Flop with both ball and bat

Once Hardik Pandya’s all-round ability was compared to Kapil Dev, but now that edge is getting blunt. In this series neither he shone with the bat nor did that thing appear in the bowling. He has also been away from bowling for a long time after back surgery. In IPL also only bat. With the youth team, he also tried his hand at bowling, but did not seem completely fit. In the third ODI, he went on after scoring 19 runs in 17 balls. He took just one wicket in the bowling by conceding runs at an economy of about nine.

Nitish Rana: Could not hit the spot

He got the gift of consistent performance from Kolkata Knight Riders as an entry in Team India. He came to bat at the seventh position in the debut when he had a good chance of becoming a hero. The team was in trouble. Plenty of overs were also lying, but Rana could only manage seven runs in 14 balls. Dhawan also gave the bowling, but this part-time spinner could not leave any mark in two overs.

[Attribution to NBT]

- Advertisement -