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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JUL 29, 2021 11:01 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:50 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:38 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:31 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 10:21 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:13 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:12 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:09 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 10:04 PM IST
Avishka slams a boundary
FOUR! Poor delivery from Varun. Short ball and Fernando pulls it comfortably through square leg for four runs.
JUL 29, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Kuldeep dives full length but fails to get his hands over the ball. Fernando drives it straight to mid-off to get three runs.
JUL 29, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Varun Chakravarthy into the attack
After Bhuvneshwar's 3-run opening over, India deploy spin attack. Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy comes to bowl.
JUL 29, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Sri Lanka need 82 to win
Sri Lanka need 82 runs to win the series decider.
JUL 29, 2021 09:32 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 09:30 PM IST
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)
JUL 29, 2021 09:26 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 09:17 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 09:08 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 08:39 PM IST
Hasaranga to Samson in T20Is
JUL 29, 2021 08:31 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 08:29 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Mendis to Ruturaj Gaikwad - FOUR
Poor delivery from Ramesh and Ruturaj slams it for a boundary.
JUL 29, 2021 08:17 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 08:10 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 08:09 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 08:02 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 07:51 PM IST
• 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.
JUL 29, 2021 07:42 PM IST
'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.
JUL 29, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 07:34 PM IST
'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.
JUL 29, 2021 07:33 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 07:32 PM IST
IND vs SL, 3rd T20I: Toss time
India win toss, chose to bat against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Sandeep Warrier makes debut for India.
JUL 29, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Sandeep Warrier to make debut
Kerala pacer Sandeep Warrier is set to make his debut today. He will replace injured Navdeep Saini.
JUL 29, 2021 07:13 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 07:05 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 06:59 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 06:54 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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.
JUL 29, 2021 06:37 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 06:31 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 06:25 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 06:14 PM IST
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
JUL 29, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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.
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