Sri Lanka Tour of India T20I series 2023
Match Highlights India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I
INDIA WIN THE SERIES 2-1
India beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs: Sri Lanka after the wicket of Kusal Mendis struggled to get going. As they never came into the innings. Thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s century which ensured that Sri Lanka had to get going from the ball one. Let us look at details on India vs Sri Lanka Match Highlights here.
Indian bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals and made sure that Sri Lanka did not chase down the target, as India win the final and series decider match by 91 runs. India’s Bilateral record continues as they claim the series 2-1.
Rahul Tripathi was also a player to watch as he played a beautiful cameo of 35 runs from 16 balls to give India a magnificent start which later laid a foundation for Suryakumar’s masterclass.
Sri Lanka Batters were running out of Steam
Sri Lanka at the start looked pretty good for the first four overs. But after the wicket of Kusal Mendis Sri Lanka, the batsman did not do much as Indian bowlers took wickets at regular wickets.
Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka (23 off 16 balls) and Kusal Mendis scored (23 off 15 balls) were the joint-highest run scorer for Sri Lanka as no one really get going. Dhananjaya de Silva was the second-highest run-scorer as he scored 22 off 14 balls.
Masterclass Innings by Suryakumar Yadav
An outstanding performance from Suryakumar Yadav, full of touch, charm, and beauty. Suryakumar Yadav demonstrated his talent yet again by scoring his third T20I century and first of 2023. In 51 balls, he scored crucial 112 runs.
The sky came back into play just as India needed him to, pitching a game-winning inning. Shorts all over the park, one hundred of such exquisite caliber. Within six months, this is his third century in a T20I format.
Struggling Sri Lankan Bowlers
Despite being somewhat pricey, Dilshan Madushanka was one of the bowlers who claimed two wickets in a 4-over performance. The other bowler with a wicket in his four-over was Chamika Karunaratne.
After getting rid of Shubham Gill, Wanindu Hasaranga made a breakthrough. He had one wicket for 36 runs at the end of his round. In his four overs, Kasun Rajitha also secured a wicket.
Story of Indian Bowlers
Indian pacers at the start little bit expensive as the Lankan batsman scored 37 in the first 4 overs but Indian bowlers in the form of Hardik Pandya, Arshdeep Singh and Axar Patel picked up one wicket each to stop the Lankan Batsman.
Arshdeep Singh was the leading wicket-taker as he picked 3 wickets and conceded 20 runs in 2.4 overs. Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and Umran Malik all three picked up two wickets each to finish off their spell. While Axar Patel picked up one wicket each to restrict Sri Lanka to 137/10 in 20 overs.
IND vs SL Man of the Match and Man of the Series
Suryakumar Yadav gets the Man of the match award for his incredible century. He scored an amazing 112 from 51 balls to boost India to an enormous total.
While Axar Patel won the Player of the series award for his Incredible performance with both ball and bat. He was crucial in India wins in the first and last T20I. Well deserved award for Axar Patel.
IND vs SL: A Game Dominated by Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav, the ace batter for India, quickly got started and did what he does well, to sum up, the game. Every bowler was treated with disrespect, and the park was crowded with shots. The Indian spinner restrained Sri Lanka for 137/10 by ensuring that the Lankan batsman did not get control of the situation.
SL vs IND: What’s Next?
Now after a disappointing T20I series, Sri Lanka will be looking to make a statement in the ODI series starting on 10th June (Tuesday). While India will be welcoming back their main players like Virat Kohli, Skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
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