Hosts India completed a whitewash of Sri Lanka in the 3-match T20I series after beating the visitors by five wickets at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).
India decided to bowl first after winning the toss and restricted Sri Lankan team for 135 runs at the end of 20 overs (135/7).
In reply, India successfully chased down the target in 19.2 overs after losing five wickets. India won this match by five wickets and also clinched the T20I series by the 3-0 margin.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka – 135/7 in 20 overs (Asela Gunaratne 36, Dasun Shanaka 29*, Jaydev Unadkat 2/15)
India – 139/5 in 19.2 overs (Manish Pandey 32, Shreyas Iyer 30, Dushmantha Chameera 2/22)
Result – India won by five wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- At the age of just 18 years and 80 days, Washington Sundar made his T20I debut for India. He became the youngest Indian to make a T20I debut. The previous record holder was Rishabh Pant who had made his T20I debut at the age of 19 years and 120 days (against England at Bengaluru on 1st February 2017).
- Sri Lankan batsmen Asela Gunaratne and Dasun Shanaka put a critical 26 runs partnership for the 7th wicket. It is the fourth highest T20I partnership for the 7th wicket by any team against India. Here is the detail list:
Top 7th wicket T20I partnership for any team against India
|Partners’ names (Team)||Partnership runs scored||Venue||Date|
|Elton Chigumbura and Neville Madziva (Zimbabwe)||40*||Harare||18th June 2016|
|Misbah-ul-Haq, Yasir Arafat (Pakistan)||38||Durban||14th September 2007|
|Misbah-ul-Haq, Yasir Arafat (Pakistan)||27||Johannesburg||24th September 2007|
|Asela Gunaratne and Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka)||26||Mumbai||24th December 2017|
- Indian left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat bowled very well in this match as his bowling figure was 4-0-15-2. Bowling all the four overs quota in a T20I match, it is the fourth best economical spell by an Indian bowler against Sri Lanka. Here is the detail list:
Top economical spells by an Indian bowler against Sri Lanka in a T20I match where bowlers completed his four overs quota
|Ravichandran Ashwin||4-1-8-4||Visakhapatnam||14th February 2016|
|Ravindra Jadeja||4-1-11-1||Visakhapatnam||14th February 2016|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||4-0-14-3||Ranchi||12th February 2016|
|Jaydev Unadkat||4-0-15-2||Mumbai||24th December 2017|
- Sri Lanka made 135/7 in 20 overs. It is the lowest completed T20I total for any team at the Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). The previous record was 172 (20 overs) by Afghanistan against South Africa on 20th March 2016.
Also, it (135/7) is the second lowest first innings T20I total for Sri Lanka against India. The lowest is 82 (18 overs) against Visakhapatnam on 14th February 2016.
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