What a tour that was for Team India as they defeat Sri Lanka in the one-off T20I. With that win, India become the first ever team to clean sweep a team at their home in all the formats.
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. It proved to be a good decision to bat first as they scored 60 runs in the first six overs. However, they lost two wickets in the process, which is the exact story of this tour for the Lankans.
Dilshan Munaweera looked to take the game away from Virat Kohli’s men. However, no other batsmen gave him the much-needed support. Indian wrist-spin duo controlled the run-flow and took wickets. Together, they both took five wickets in 8 overs giving 63 runs. Kuldeep Yadav was economical with 20 runs in his four-over quota. With this, India restricted Sri Lanka to a competitive total of 170.
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In reply, India were relatively slow as they lost both their openers in the powerplay adding only 42 runs. However, Virat Kohli, the chase master was still there. He, along with Manish Pandey added 119 runs for the third wicket. It was an innings full of class, temperament, discipline. Also, He played no blind shots. He scored 84 runs off just 54 balls to ensure India’s win.
Furthermore, for this performance, he won the Man of the Match as well as Man of the Series award.