India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in Mumbai, clinch series 3-0

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in Mumbai, clinch series 3-0

India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in Mumbai. The hosts bag a clean sweep win in the three-match series. 

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India beat Sri lanka by wickets. (BCCI Photo)

India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in 3rd T20I to seal the three-match series 3-0 in Mumbai. Chasing a target of 136, India faced some hiccups during the initial part of the chase after losing skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul early. But Shreays Iyer and Manish Pandey held their nerves and stitched a partnership of 42 runs before Iyer was run out at the running end. Akila Dananjaya deflected a straight drive from Pandey to the stumps where Iyer was way out of his crease. Later, Pandey took on the Sri Lankan attack and continued to score runs. He was out for 32 after Dushmantha Chameera cleaned him up. The onus was now on Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni. Dhoni looked a bit out of touch with his stroke making but Karthik’s composure guided India home. He scored a maximum off the last delivery of the penultimate over from Pradeep to bring the required rate to 3 in the last over. Dhoni easily finished off the proceedings for the home side as India clinched this match by 5 wickets. (India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Live Scorecard)

2225 hrs IST: WIN! It’s all over…India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in Mumbai and it is MS Dhoni who scores the winning run for the side. The hosts bag a clean sweep win in the three-match series. 

2220 hrs IST: SIX! Karthik gets a maximum on the last ball of the penultimate over. India now need 3 runs from the last over…That was a full toss from Pradeep and Karthik didn’t waste the opportunity to smack that one away

2212 hrs IST: NOT OUT! A good decision from the on-field umpire as the ball tracker shows that was missing the stumps completely


2210 hrs IST: Loud appeal for LBW against MS Dhoni from Sri Lankan players but the umpire turns down the appeal. Sri Lanka review that one.

2208 hrs IST: WICKET! Manish Pandey is bowled by Dushmantha Chameera. The ball zipped in after pitching in a good length area. Pandey failed to judge the line as the ball crashed into the stumps. India are 108/5.

2158 hrs IST: WICKET! Soft dismissal as Hardik Pandya edges one back to the keeper. India are 99/4 after 15 ovs.

2153 hrs IST:  WICKET! Unlucky run-out for Shreyas Iyer. Ball deflects off the bowlers hand and on to the stumps. India 81/3. Hardik Pandya walks out to the middle.

2150 hrs IST: Fours and sixes are at a premium. Iyer and Pandey doing it in singles & doubles. India are 81/2 after 13 ovs.

2145 hrs IST: Sri Lankan bowlers are doing it really well in the middle overs. Keeping their side in the hunt and piling the pressure on India.

2133 hrs IST: Another good over for the Lankans. Just five runs coming from it. India are 61/2 after 11 overs.

2130 hrs IST: India are chugging along slowly. Pandey and Iyer are in no mood to take risks. 80 needed from the last ten overs. India are 56/2 after 10 overs.

2125 hrs IST: Three dot balls in the over and the pressure seems to be building on India. 50/2 after nine overs.

2121 hrs IST: India are on the backfoot and the Lankans seem to smell blood here. An inexperienced duo of Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer are at crease. India are 47/2 after 8 overs.

2117hrs IST: OUT ! Rohit Sharma departs. Deathly silence at Wankhede. Tries to pull a short delivery off Dasun Shanaka but doesn’t time the ball properly. Kusal Perera gleefully accepts the catch.

2111 hrs IST: Successive boundaries for Rohit Sharma in the last over of the powerplay. 11 runs from the sixth over. Powerplay done, India are 37/1 after six overs.

2106 hrs IST: After five overs India are 26/1. While the ball is moving around a little bit under the floodlights Rohit Sharma is slowly settling down.

2100 hrs IST: OUT ! KL Rahul is given out LBW by umpire Anil Chaudhary. Rahul reviews immediately but DRS rules in favour of the bowler. Shreyas Iyer walks in. After four overs, India are 21/1.

2056 hrs IST: India finally break the shackles as Rohit Sharma slams a four and a huge six over long-off. India are 17/0 after three overs.

2052 hrs IST: Another miserly over by Dushmantha Chameera as he gives away a solitary run in the second over. India are taking it slow and are 4/0 after two overs.

2048 hrs IST: Outstanding first over by Akila Dananjaya as he gives just 3 runs in six balls. Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, take a cautious approach.

2032 hrs IST: Siraj proved expensive in the final over and gave 18 runs. Sri Lanka post 135 for 7 batting first at the Wankhede Stadium

2020 hrs IST: WICKET! There is another one for Pandya. Gunaratne cannot time a ball that hit too high on the bat and Kuldeep Yadav runs from cover to take a good catch.

2012 hrs IST: 100 up Sri Lanka! But they need more of the hits. Indian bowlers have kept it tight in Mumbai. Brilliant stuff from the young attack!

2004 hrs IST: Shanaka survives! India decided to review a not out onfield decision and it was very close. Umpire’s call on hitting saves Shanaka! Very close.

1959 hrs IST: WICKET! Mohammad Siraj with his first wicket of the match. Perera has chipped it to short mid-wicket. Going downhil for Sri Lanka now as they lose sixth wicket

1953 hrs IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav picks up his first wicket as Asela Gunathilaka hits a flat sweep shot straight to deep square leg Haridk Pandya. Sri Lanka five down

1950 hrs IST: Washington Sundar has bowled out! Magnificent figures of one for 22 in his four overs on debut. Kuldeep Yadav to bowl now

1940 hrs IST: WICKET! Fourth down for Sri Lanka as Sadeera is caught at mid-off. He tries to lift it over the infield but no connection at all. Karthik back-paddles and take the catch. Pandya has his first wicket.

1935 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav with a very good first over. Though he went for eight runs, he created trouble for the batsmen with his googlies. Hardik Pandya to continue from the other end

1925 hrs IST: Mohammad Siraj goes for 11 runs in his first over. End of powerplay for Sri Lanka and they have managed only 37 runs for the loss of three wickets.

1919 hrs IST: WICKET! Sri Lanka won’t like this. Upul Tharanga’s pull shot has travelled straight to deep square-leg. Unadkat picks up his second wicket. Sri Lanka three down

1914 hrs IST: WICKET! Sundar with his first T20I wicket! Perera got a lucky boundary but is then beaten by pace and gives a return catch to Sundar.

1910 hrs  IST: WICKET! Jaydev Unadkat gets the first wicket. Niroshan Dickwella with a shot without timing and he is caught at mid-on just outside the circle.


1900 hrs IST: Washington Sundar, making his T20 International debut, will open the bowling for India against Sri Lanka, who are opening with two left handers

1844 hrs IST: India look to complete a series whitewash and this is the playing XI for the final game

1830 hrs IST: India have won the toss in Mumbai and captain Rohit Sharma has elected to bowl at the Wankhede Stadium. Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj come in place of Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.