Sri Lanka were handed a drubbing on home soil against India, losing all nine games against the formidable tourists in a humiliating whitewash across all three formats of the game.
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India became the first team in the history of bilateral cricket to secure a complete whitewash across three formats on foreign soil steamrolling Sri Lanka 3-0 in Tests, 5-0 in ODIs and 1-0 in a one-off T20 International.
India had won the toss and Virat Kohli elected to bowl first. Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga had said that he would have bowled first too had he won the toss. But a closer look at the video of the toss raises the question as to whether India had really won it.
Rohit Sharma hailed the support staff, his teammates and the Indian fans back home for helping the team to an unprecedented tour whitewash of Sri Lanka in India’s recently concluded tour of the country.
Leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav said that Virat Kohli gives freedom and “tremendous support” to the bowlers. Yadav played in the third Test, the final two ODIs and the standalone T20I. He took two wickets in the latter.
KL Rahul went for a cover drive off the fourth ball and Shanaka was standing at short cover. As the ball took flight, Shanaka dived to his left and plucked it out of thin air.
Virat Kohli led India to a 9-0 cleansweep of Sri Lanka across all three formats in their tour. He stated that he was proud of the way his team’s bench strength is coming up and the way he himself has been batting.
Since the advent of 20-over cricket, this is the seventh instance of a team winning all matches of a tour across formats and only the third instance of the visitors doing so. India are also only the second team to have won nine matches in a bilateral tour.
After Test and ODI sweep, India come up trumps in the one-off T20 too, thanks to another Virat Kohli masterclass in chase. India were given a target of 171 by Sri Lanka to chase, Kohli and Manish Pandey saw them through.
India subjected Sri Lanka to a tour whitewash after the fifties from Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey secured their seven-wicket win in the one-off T20I in Colombo.
India completed a tour sweep of Sri Lanka as Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey’s innings helped them chase down a target of 171 with four balls to spare in the standalone T20I against Sri Lanka at Colombo.
For India, the spin twins comprising of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were the pick of the bowlers as they picked up five wickets amongst them
MS Dhoni collected the ball behind Angelo Mathews and whipped away the bails, all within the space of a second. Replays showed that Mathews had failed to get any part of his toe behind the crease in that time and had to walk.
Riding high on captain Virat Kohli’s 54-ball 82, India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in one-off T20I in Colombo and complete the tour whitewash. Earlier, India beat Sri Lanka 3-0, 5-0 in Test and ODI series respectively.