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IND vs SL (3rd T20I): India Registers 2-0 Series Win In Pune
By CricShots - Jan 10, 2020 11:27 pm
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Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, Team India has registered yet another series win on Friday as they defeated Sri Lanka in the third T20I by 78 runs. The Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul along with the collective bowling effort helped India to seal the game quite comfortably.

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Kl Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan gave a brilliant start

Chasing a huge target of 201 runs, Sri Lanka got the worst possible start with openers, Avishka Fernando and Dhanushka Gunathilka walking back for a cheap score. However, Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva showed some resistance in the middle to avoid further hiccups as they added 66 runs for the 5th wicket.

Just when things looked to settle in the middle for Sri Lanka, Mathews played a poor show to help India trigger a collapse. Following the wicket of Mathews, none of the batsmen stood in the middle for Silva. Dhananjaya was the only batsman, who looked solid in the middle with his brilliant 57.

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Earlier, the Indian openers went berserk from teh word go. They both added 97 runs for the first wicket before Dhawan being dismissed after adding 52 on the board. He was quickly followed by Sanju Samson and Rahul, which turned things for Sri Lanka. Shreyas Iyer also followed the duo to help further Sri Lanka to make a comeback into the game.

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the Indian bowler did it again in Pune

However, Kohli came to the party for India, who smashed Sri Lanka to all corners of the park along with Manish Pandey. His fantastic knock in the slog overs helped India to finish the game on top with a massive tally on the board.

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Just when things looked out of the hand got Sri Lanka, the run out of Virat helped the Islanders to stage a comeback into the game. The decent spell in the final overs helped India to restrict for a low score than what was expected earlier. The regular wickets in the middle overs helped Sri Lanka to stay on top of the game before Shardul Thakur showing his skills with the bat as he added 22 in just 8 balls. In the end, all they managed was 201 on the board.

Brief Scores:

India – 201/6 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 54, S Dhawan: 52; S Sandakan: 3/35) defeated Sri Lanka – 123 all-rout (D de Silva: 57; N Saini: 3/28, S Thakur: 2/19) by 78 runs

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