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India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Highlights: All-round show help India win by 78 runs

India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) 3rd T20: An all-round effort by Virat Kohli & co. helped India secure a resounding 78-run win against Sri Lanka at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 10, 2020 10:23:45 pm
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: India are taking on Sri Lanka in Pune.

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Live Score, IND vs SL Live Cricket Score Online Updates: An all-round effort by Virat Kohli & co. helped India secure a resounding 78-run win against Sri Lanka at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. With this victory, India maintained their winning momentum as the Men In Blue clinched the three-match series 2-0.

The game seemed to be in India’s favour since the first over as openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan provided the hosts with a promising start. However, soon after Dhawan’s dismissal, there was a middle-order collapse but India recovered effectively as they went on to post 201/6 at the end of 20 overs.

In response, Sri Lanka got off to a dreadful start as Indian pacers rocked the Lankan batting line-up. Despite some resistance from Angelo Mathews and Dhananjay de Silva in the middle, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 123 in 15.5 overs.

Sri Lanka in India, 3 T20I Series, 2020Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 07 April 2020

India 201/6 (20.0)

vs

Sri Lanka 123 (15.5)

Match Ended ( Day - 3rd T20I ) India beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs

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India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: 

22:14 (IST)10 Jan 2020
The job is done!

Navdeep Saini strikes once again as the job is done by the Men In Blue at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Sri Lanka is bundled up on 123 as India win the contest by 78 runs. With this resounding show, Virat Kohli & co. also, clinch the series 2-0.

22:09 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Navdeep Saini strikes!

Navdeep Saini strikes as India are just one wicket away from winning yet another series. Short and quick enough to end Dhananjaya de Silva's resistance. He tries to cut it but plays it straight to Bumrah at third-man.  

22:07 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Stumped!

Sandakan walks out of the crease in search of a big hit but some clever work by both bowler and wicketkeeper make sure that he is sent back to the pavilion on 1. 

22:05 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Yuzvendra Chahal in disbelief!

Yuzvendra Chahal in disbelief as he strikes the middle-stump at the non-striker's end to send Hasaranga on a duck. The batsman was jogging so we can say he paid the price for it. Meanwhile, the struggle continues for the visitors as they lose their seventh man. 

21:58 (IST)10 Jan 2020
WICKET!

Shardul Thakur grabs a simple catch of his own bowling as Dasun Shanaka departs for 9. The bowler cramps Shanaka for room as he tries to play straight over the bowler's head but ends up scooping it straight into his hands.   

21:49 (IST)10 Jan 2020
SL 97/5 after 12 overs

Sri Lanka see out the rest of the over without incident as Sundar reverts to a wicket to wicket line. Sri Lanka need 106 runs off 48 balls.

21:47 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Wicket

India get the breakthrough! Angelo Mathews hit a six first ball of the Sundar over. Went for a big shot next ball too. But the ball was too wide. Might have been signalled as one if he had left it alone. He went for it though. Didn't get any timing. Manish Pandey - he seems to be everywhere tonight - comes under it. Sri Lanka lose their 5th wicket. SL 94/5 after 11.2 overs

21:43 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Fours

Dhanajaya uses Saini's pace to get a four down to third man. Second boundary off the over. India are under just a little bit of pressure because of this partnership. Saini ends the over with a perfect yorker. Blocked. Dot ball. SL 88/4 after 11 overs

21:40 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Saini

Kohli goes back to his pacers. Saini comes in to bowl his third over. Goes for the yorker. Ends up bowling a full toss. Dhananajaya does well to direct the ball into the long off fence. Four!

21:39 (IST)10 Jan 2020
50 run partnership

This stand between Mathews and Dhananjaya is breathing life into this run chase. 11 runs off Chahal's over. Can this pair do the impossible? SL 78/4 after 10 overs

124 runs needed in the next 10 overs. Can SL dare dream?

21:37 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Back to back sixes

Flurry of big shots. Well well, do we have a game on in Pune after all? Last ball of Sundar's over was smashed for a six. Chahal's first ball in the next over is also a six. SL 74/4. India were 90/0 at this stage.

21:34 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Four

Dhananajaya de Silva manages to find the gap. With a thick leading edge. Sri Lanka need all the slices of luck they can get. Mathews ends with another massive shot, Six! 19 runs come off the over. SL 67/4 after 9 overs

21:33 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Big shot

Mathews hits a six to silence the crowd. That is against the run of play. Got down on his knees and smashed it on the leg side. 86 metre six. Gives this run chase some much needed boost. Sri Lanka cross the 50-mark.

21:32 (IST)10 Jan 2020
9 runs off Chahal's over

Good over for Sri Lanka. 9 runs come off it. SL 48/4 after 8 overs

At this stage, India were 75/0. That should make for sobering reading for the away team.

21:28 (IST)10 Jan 2020
4 runs off Sundar's over

2 runs to end the over. Good start from Sundar, just 4 runs come off the 7th over. SL 39/4 after 7 overs and struggling to keep up with India. Time for Yuzvendra Chahal's first over of the series. He is in the running to become India's highest wicket taker in this format. As in Bumrah of course in this ongoing race.

21:25 (IST)10 Jan 2020
SL 35/4 after 6 overs

Dhanajaya de Silva hits another boundary to end the 6th over. Has to be said India are in complete control of this match though. Saini's yorker to Kusal Perera just drove that point home. India's pacers have done a commendable job in the first powerplay. Washington Sundar brought on in the 7th over. Sri Lanka's spinner broke the momentum of the Indian innings in the first half of the match. How will India's spinners fare?

21:21 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Dhananjaya de Silva enters

Dhananjaya de Silva comes in at No.6. Saini welcomes with a wide ball. Umpire obliges by stretching his hands. Dhananjaya de Silva hits a four off the next ball. Beautifully driven through the gaps. That races away for four.

21:19 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Bowled! Navdeep Saini strikes

Saini strikes with the first ball of the 6th over. Kusal Perera's stumps are shattered. He is gone for 7 off 10 balls. Saini is ecstatic. Sri Lanka 4 down now. 26/4 after 5.1 overs

21:18 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Four from Mathews

11 runs come off the 5th over bowled by Shardul Thakur. One four for Perera, one for Mathews. Much better from Sri Lanka's pespective. SL 26/3 after 5 overs

They need 176 runs in 90 balls. It's a tough ask, but if Sri Lanka can come up with a Hetmyer-esque charge, this could be brought down to achievable proportions pretty soon.

21:16 (IST)10 Jan 2020
Boundary

Kusal Perera gets one in his arc. Full delivery from Shardul. Swatted over the infield and into the long on boundary. Kusal Perera has shown how capable a batsman he is in recent times. Mathews has years of experience behind him. If there is any chance of a recovery from this stage, it has to be these two who have to raise their hands.

India Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson

Sri Lanka Squad: Lasith Malinga (c), Isuru Udana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan