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India sealed the series with clinical victory against srianka in 3rd T20I by 78 runs.


India have done exceedingly well to get past over 200, even though they lost couple of wickets. Rahul and Dhawan set the platform with 97 runs opening partnership and gave momentum to the team. Both openers fell soon after reaching their half century. After that kohli promoted the young rising batsmen Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey. Samson started his inning with a huge six, after that he didn’t carried his inning the way he started and got out on the very next ball. Later Indian Captain and Manish Pandey  built the innings with a vital partnership of 42 run between them. In last two overs Pandey and Thakur took 34 runs.  Shardul Thakur fired (22 runs off 8 balls) and made sure India to get past 200 runs and post a huge total of 201 run.

Openers stealed the show in Batting, After 1st innings When asked about “Who will open in upcoming matches when Rohit will return in team ?”, Shikhar Dhawan said “ We three are very good friends and good competitors to compete ourselves  so that makes it even more beautiful”. 

While chasing the mountain of 202 runs set by India, Srilankan innings collapsed at 123-10 in 16th over. Once again Indian bowlers  were in top form and destroyed the srilankan batting line up.

 Jasprit Bumrah took his 53rd T20I wicket in his first over and became the India’s most successful bowler in T20I leaving behind Chahal (52) and Ashwin (52). In 2nd over Fernando gifted his wicket to Shardul Thakur at the score of 11-2. Mathews and De Silva tried to build the inning with their 68 run partnership for 4th wicket. But Washington Sundar ended Mathews’s innings and the hope  of Srilankan fans. After that Srilanka were never in game and surrendered to India. Somehow De silva managed to get 57 runs. But he failed to reach the target set by Indian team. Bumrah took 1 wicket, Saini grabbed 3 wickets and Thakur & Sundar both managed to get took 2 wickets each.

Shardul Thakur awarded Man Of The Match for his all-round performance and Navdeep Saini was given then Player of the Tournament for his phenomenal bowling performance.

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