India captured the final T20I match by six wickets. For the hosts, Shreyas Iyer starred with an unbeaten 73* as the Men in Blue chased down a target of 146 in 16.5 overs. Earlier, the Indian bowlers restricted Sri Lanka to a score of 146/5 in 20 overs. For Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka again played a captaincy knock of 74* and took the visitors to a respectable total, while Dinesh Chandimal scored 25 runs. Avesh Khan took two wickets, while Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel and Ravi Bishnoi took one wicket each.
,It is a pattern of everything coming together. We played very well. A lot of positive things came out of the series. Want to understand what kind of bench strength we have. It is good to give opportunities to those people,” Sharma said.
“It’s important to tell people not to worry about your position in the team. We want to fill whatever gap we have. Keeping that in mind, we want to move forward. Will be a big challenge, but always good.” That people are in form (choose whom) we will start thinking about Tests once we reach Mohali.”
Chasing a colossal target of 146, India never found itself in trouble. Shreyas chased down the target with 73* off 45 balls – his third consecutive fifty. The hosts dominated and chased down the target with six wickets and 19 balls to spare.
First published:February 27, 2022, 11:02 pm