Team India won the third and deciding match of the T20 series against Sri Lanka by 91 runs. With this victory, India won the three-match series 2-1. The Indian team has won the 5th consecutive home series against Sri Lanka. There have been 6 series between the two teams so far. Out of these only there has been a draw. Which was played in 2009.
On Sunday, at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot, Team India scored a challenging score of 228 runs after winning the toss and batting. After that Sri Lankan batsmen were dismissed for 137 runs in 16.4 overs.
The hero of India’s victory was Suryakumar Yadav. He scored 112 runs off 51 balls. Surya was adjudged player of the match. Akshar Patel was the Player of the Series. Akshar scored 117 runs and also took three wickets.
Arshdeep Singh took 3 wickets from India. While Hardik Pandya, Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets each. At the same time, captain Dasun Shanaka and Kusal Mendis scored 23-23 runs from Sri Lanka. Dhananjaya de Silva added 22 runs. The rest of the batsmen could not do anything special.
Suryakumar Yadav’s bat went fiercely in the Indian innings. He scored 112 runs off 51 balls. Apart from Surya, Shubman Gill scored 46 and Rahul Tripathi scored 35 runs. Dilshan Madushanka took two wickets for Sri Lanka. Kasun Rajitha, Chamika Karunaratne and Vanindu Hasaranga got one wicket each.
India scored 228 runs
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Batting first after winning the toss, India scored 228 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Suryakumar completed the century on 45 balls. Apart from him, Shubman Gill scored 46 runs in 36 balls, while Rahul Tripathi scored 35 runs in 16 balls. Dilshan Madushanka got 2 wickets. Kasun Rajitha, Chamika Karunaratne and Hasaranga got one wicket each.
Suryakumar scored the first century of the year
Suryakumar Yadav scored a century in 45 balls against Sri Lanka. This is the third century of his T20 International career. Only India’s Rohit Sharma could score more centuries than him in T20 career. Rohit has 4 T20 centuries to his name. Surya also scored the second fastest century for India. Before him Rohit had scored a century in 35 balls.
India lost 2 wickets in Powerplay
India lost a wicket in the very first over of the powerplay. Opener Ishaan Kishan scored one run and was caught by Dhananjay de Silva on the very second ball of Dilshan Madushanka. After him, Rahul Tripathi scored a quick 35 off 16 balls. But, after adding 49 runs with Shubman Gill, he too fell victim to Chamika Karunaratne. India scored 53 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 6 overs of the powerplay.