India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Highlights: Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets to clinch series 2-1
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Highlights: Dasun Shanaka's Sri Lanka defeated India by 7 wickets in the final T20I to win the 3-match series 2-1. Indian leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was the only wicket-taker for the visitors as he returned with three wickets to his credit. Earlier, Team India suffered a horrendous batting collapse as they were restricted to 81/8 - their third-lowest T20I total - in the final T20I against Sri Lanka. The visitors opted to bat first but failed to set a challenging target as the Lankan bowlers wreaked havoc. Wanindu Hasaranga returned figures of 4 for 9 while captain Dasun Shanaka scalped 2 wickets. Kuldeep Yadav top-scored with 23 not-out.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:01 PM
Sri Lanka win
Rahul Chahar's 3-wicket haul goes in vain as Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets to clinch series 2-1.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:53 PM
Warrier to de Silva - FOUR
FOUR! Warrier bowls a short of a length and Dhananjaya de Silva pulls it neatly through midwicket for a boundary. SL move closer to victory.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:50 PM
Chahar gets his third, Samarawickrama departs
WICKET! Chahar ends his spell brilliantly as he cleans up Samarawickrama for 6, to get his third wicket. SL: 56/3 after 12 overs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:38 PM
IND vs SL: End of 10 overs
10 overs have been bowled and Sri Lanka has scored 82 after losing two wickets. The hosts need 40 more runs in the next 60 balls to win.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:31 PM
Chahar gets Bhanuka
WICKET! The leg-spinner strikes again. Flighted delivery, pitches on off-stump and goes straight to hit Minod Bhanuka on the pads as the batter looks to defend. SL: 35/2 after 8 overs
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:21 PM
Bhanuka plays the ramp shot
FOUR! Sandeep Warrier bowls short and Minod Bhanuka allows it to come closer to his body and then ramps it over Sanju Samson for a fine boundary.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:18 PM
Chahar does the magic
WICKET! Rahul Chahar gets the breakthrough for India. Avishka makes room for the big hit but gets beaten by the lack of pace. Chahar takes a great return catch and Avishka departs for 12. SL: 23/1 after 5.5 overs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:13 PM
Rahal Chahar begins his spell
Change on bowling for India and Rahul Chahar comes into the attack. He is one of the quickest spinners in the lot and will look to get the breakthrough.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:12 PM
Warrier off to a great start
Four dot balls and a couple of singles - that's how Sandeep Warrier began his international career. Great bowling display by the debutat. SL: 22/0 after 5 overs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:09 PM
Debutant Warrier into the attack
Here comes debutant Sandeep Warrier to bowl his first over in international cricket. He arrived in Sri Lanka as a net bowler and now he will look for his maiden wicket.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:04 PM
Avishka slams a boundary
FOUR! Poor delivery from Varun. Short ball and Fernando pulls it comfortably through square leg for four runs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:02 PM
Sri Lanka off to steady start
Sri Lanka have begun their run chase steadily. The openers are playing any risky shots and taking all their to settle in. 3 overs gone, SL: 12/0.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:59 PM
Kuldeep dives full length but fails to get his hands over the ball. Fernando drives it straight to mid-off to get three runs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:54 PM
Varun Chakravarthy into the attack
After Bhuvneshwar's 3-run opening over, India deploy spin attack. Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy comes to bowl.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:48 PM
Avishka, Minod out to bat
Lankan openers - Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka - are out to begin Sri Lanka's chase of 82. Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens India's bowling attack.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:45 PM
Lowest T20I totals for India
74 vs Aus Melbourne 2008
79 vs NZ Nagpur 2016
81/8 v SL Colombo RPS 2021 *
92 vs SA Cuttack 2015
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:45 PM
Sri Lanka need 82 to win
Sri Lanka need 82 runs to win the series decider.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:32 PM
Enf of India innings
India restricted to 81/8 – their third-lowest T20I total – against Sri Lanka (Hasaranga 4/9) in series decider at Colombo
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:30 PM
Best T20I figures on birthday
4/9 Wanindu Hasaranga v Ind Colombo RPS (29 Jul 2021)
4/21 Imran Tahir v Net Chittagong (27 Mar 2014)
3/23 Yuvraj Singh vs SL Mohali (12 Dec 2009)
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:26 PM
Chakravarthy gone for a duck
This is the 4th time India has 3 batsmen dismissed on ducks in an innings.
o England at Kolkata in 2011
o South Africa at Cuttack in 2015
o Pakistan at Dhaka in 2016
o Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS), TODAY
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:17 PM
2 wickets in 5 balls, India 8 down
Dasun Shanaka removes Rahul Chahar on the final ball of the 16th over. Four balls later, India lose another as Wanindu Hasaranga gets his fourth wicket in Varun Chakravarthy. IND: 63/8 after 16.4 overs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:15 PM
Shanaka to Rahul Chahar - FOUR
A boundary after ages but a much needed one. A lose delivery from Shanaka and Chahar tickles it away for a boundary through fine leg.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:08 PM
Bhuvneshwar out for 16
WICKET! Wanindu Hasaranga is wreaking havoc in Colombo. Tossed up delivery and Bhuvneshwar looks to go over extra cover. Lankan skipper Shanaka takes a one-handed stunner and India lose another wicket. IND: 55/6 after 14.5 overs
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:00 PM
50-up for India
After a horrible collapse, India have managed to post 50 runs on the board. Kuldeep and Bhuvi are stitching a partnership after half of the side returned to the dug out at a score of 36.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:54 PM
39/5 - India's lowest score in 10 overs
India register its lowest 10-over total in T20Is today. Losing half their side at the score of 36 was their second-worst collapse in the shortest format. Bhuvneshwar is batting at 8 and Kuldeep unbeaten on 1.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:51 PM
Rana out for 6
Nitish Rana's misery in international continues. Dasun Shanaka bowls a back of a length delivery and Rana attempts a flick only get caught by the bowler. The Lankan captain takes a brilliant catch to jolt India. IND: 36-5 after 9 overs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:39 PM
Hasaranga to Samson in T20Is
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:31 PM
Wanindu Hasaranga's double strike
Sanju Samson out for a duck and then Gaikaward (14) trapped in front - Wanindu Hasaranga has run through India's top-order. The visitors are struggling badly due to a lack of experienced batsman. IND: 25/4 after 5 overs
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:29 PM
Padikkal run out
A mix-up in the middle and Devdutt Paddikal gets runs out for 9. India lose their 2nd inside powerplay. IND: 23/2 after 4 overs
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:20 PM
Mendis to Ruturaj Gaikwad - FOUR
Poor delivery from Ramesh and Ruturaj slams it for a boundary.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:17 PM
Ruturaj, Padikkal settling in
After Dhawan's dismissal, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devdutt Padikkal are marching ahead with optimum control. IND: 14/1 after 3 overs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:10 PM
Padikkal goes off the mark
FOUR! Stylish shot from Devdutt Padikkal. Fuller one from Karunaratne and Padikkal plays the drive with a straight bat through the gap between cover and cover point.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:09 PM
Dhawan bags a golden duck
WICKET! big blow for India in the decider. Captain Shikhar Dhawan out on first ball. Length ball form Chameera, moving away from off-stump. Dhawan attempts a half-heated push and edges it to Dhananjaya de Silva at slip. IND: India 5/1 in 0.4 over
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:02 PM
Ruturaj goes off the mark
FOUR! A beautiful drive from Gaikwad and the man at cover misfields. The ball races towards the boundary for opening runs.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:00 PM
IND vs SL, 3rd T20I: Ruturaj, Dhawan out to bat
Indian openers Ruturaj Gaikawad and Shikhar Dhawan are out to bat. Dushmantha Chaeemera opens the attack for Sri Lanka.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:51 PM
• 149: Average 1st innings total at RPS Colombo is 149 in the last 5 T20Is.
• 7/10: The team batting first at Colombo RPS has lost 7 times in the last 10 T20Is
• 10/12: India has won 10 out of the 12 series decider matches of a bilateral series in T20Is.
• 13: wickets Dushmantha Chameera is the 2nd highest wicket-taker vs India in T20Is.
• 284: runs by Shikhar Dhawan at Colombo RPS is the most by a visiting batsman in T20Is.
• 5/9: times Sanju Samson has been dismissed by a spinner in his 9 T20I innings.
• 19/21: Kuldeep Yadav has at least picked a wicket in 19 innings in his T20I career, only twice he has been
wicketless in an innings.
• 100: Akila Dananjaya is 7 wickets away from completing 100 wickets across T20s.
• 8: Shikhar Dhawan is 8 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.
• 0: Sri Lanka have never won any home bilateral T20I series of 3 or more matches.
• 8*: India have not lost any of their last 8 bilateral T20I series.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:42 PM
'Winning is very important': Dasun Shanaka
"We are happy to bowl first. Winning is very important, it'll be very nice. Isuru Udana is out, Pathum Nissanka comes in," said Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:37 PM
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:34 PM
'We are gonna bat first': Shikhar Dhawan at toss
"We are gonna bat first. Our bowling is quite strong. We are just focusing on today's game, we are not going to take any pressure from the past. He (Saini) was injured. We've got Sandeep Warrier," said Dhawan at the toss.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:33 PM
India Playing XI
INDIA: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Warrier, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:32 PM
IND vs SL, 3rd T20I: Toss time
India win toss, chose to bat against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Sandeep Warrier makes debut for India.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:27 PM
Sandeep Warrier to make debut
Kerala pacer Sandeep Warrier is set to make his debut today. He will replace injured Navdeep Saini.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:13 PM
India vs SL, 3rd T20I: Pitch report
"It's a fresh pitch. It's very dry and similar to the one we saw yesterday. 150-160 could be a good score," says Murali Kartik on Sony Network.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:10 PM
IND vs SL, 3rd T20I: When and where to watch?
CLICK HERE to know about live streaming details on Sony Liv, match timings, venue for IND vs SL 3rd T20I Match at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:05 PM
India Predicted XI against Sri Lanka
Checkout our India predicted XI for the decider
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Sanju Samson (wk), Bhuvneshwar (vc), Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Arshdeep Singh
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:59 PM
Kuldeep in fine rhythm
Kuldeep Yadav played his first T20I for India after more than 1 and a half years. Despite this long gap, Kuldeep looked in control and in a good rhythm. Interestingly, Kuldeep has a bowling average of 11.78 in away matches, which is way better than his home average of 16.44. So far, Kuldeep has played 22 matches with 41 wickets at an average of 13.82
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:54 PM
Dushmantha Chameera vs India in T20Is
Dushmantha Chameera now has 13 T20I wickets vs India in T20Is, which is 2nd most by a bowler against India in T20Is. First is new Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi who has taken 17 wickets in 12 games.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:49 PM
Lowest run rate in Powerplay in T20Is in 2021
Sri Lanka: 7 matches, 252 runs, RR - 6.00
India: 6 matches, 235 runs, RR - 6.53
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:39 PM
Bowling coach on Navdeep Saini's injury
"In Navdeep's case, I think the medical team is handling him. We will assess the situation, maybe tonight or in the morning and take a decision accordingly. I think, once the decision is finalised and conveyed to the selectors and the coach, I think we will go ahead and then if needed we need to make any changes, we will do that," bowling coach Paras Mhambrey.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:37 PM
India vs Sri Lanka: Battle of spin
India: 2 matches, 22 overs, 7 wickets, Economy 6.27
Sri Lanka: 2 matches, 19 overs, 5 wickets, Economy 7.84
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:31 PM
Most wins in series deciders of bilateral T20Is
India: Matches 12, Won 10
England: Matches 11, Won 7
Pakistan: Matches 8, Won 5
South Africa: Matches 13, Won 4
New Zealand: Matches 9, Won 3
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:25 PM
India's revised squad
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy, Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:21 PM
Sri Lanka Squad
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ishan Jayaratne , Binura Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Udara, Shiran Fernando
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:14 PM
2nd T20I brief scores
India: 132/5 in 20 overs | Dhawan 40, Akila Dananjaya 2/29
Sri Lanka: 133/6 in 19.4 overs | Dhananjaya de Silva 40*, Kuldeep 2/30
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:05 PM
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I LIVE
Hello and welcome to the live blog of India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Unlike the ODIs, the third game of the T20I series is a crucial one as it will decide the winner of the tournament. Last night, India fielded all the 11 players available after a Covid scare in their bio-bubble. 4 players made debuts but the result wasn't in the visitor's favour. Sri Lanka managed to level the series and will surely be high on confidence. The third T20 will be a cracker as both teams are set to fight for the title.