India vs Sri Lanka, T20 highlights: Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey help IND clean sweep SL
Virat Kohli slammed his 17th fifty as India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets to win the one-off T20I. Having won the Test series 3-0 and the ODIs 5-0, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team has achieved a perfect 9-0 sweep in the tour. Catch highlights of the one-off T20 match between India vs Sri Lanka.Updated: Sep 06, 2017 23:17 IST
Ruthless India have achieved a unique sweep against a hapless Sri Lankan cricket team . Virat Kohli blasted his 17th fifty as India thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets to clinch the one-off T20I and end the tour having won all their games. Having lost the Test series 3-0, Sri Lanka were whitewashed 5-0 for the first time in an ODI series at home and this loss in the T20I has ensured that they do not register a single win against India in the entire series. Kohli went past 1000 runs in a chase in T20Is and his performance sums up India’s dominance on what has been a magnificent tour. Catch highlights of India vs Sri Lanka here. (SCORECARD) | (STREAMING INFO)
23:15 hrs IST: That is all from us here. Join us for the next series that begins from September 17 against Australia. Until then, Australia take on Bangladesh in the Chittagong Test while West Indies get ready for the third and final Test against England tomorrow. Bye Bye!
23:13 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: The bench strength is coming up beautifully. We tried a few things, the results are amazing to see. Personally, I look to back my strengths and play cricketing shots. I’ve tried to mould my game for all formats. I want to play all the games
23:07 hrs IST: Upul Tharanga: We were 15-20 runs short. Munaweera batted really well. From the 10 till the14th over, we lost momentum. The way Virat batted was outstanding. That’s the difference between the two teams
22:58 hrs IST: 3-0 in Tests. 5-0 in ODIs and now 1-0 in the T20I. The only other team to achieve this scoreline was Australia against Pakistan in 2010.
22:54 hrs IST: Pandey finishes it off in style. India thrash Sri Lanka by seven wickets and have achieved the clean sweep in all formats. Tests: 3-0, ODIs: 5-0 and now the T20I.
22:49 hrs IST: Pandey slams a boundary and India need just two to win.
22:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Slow ball from Isuru Udana and Kohli misuces the lofted flick and widish long on takes the catch just inside the ropes. Ends a magnificent knock. Virat Kohli c Shanaka b Udana 82 (54).
22:43 hrs IST: FOUR! What wrists. Class batting. He whips Malinga to the deep mid wicket fence and India need 11 off 12 for a clean sweep.
22:34 hrs IST: FOUR! KABOOM! Ruchira Palliyaguruge, the umpire is lucky to be alive. Full ball and he blasts it with all his might past the umpire for a boundary. India closing in.
22:26 hrs IST: Another great over for India. Sri Lanka are unable to stop the flow of runs. They need a miracle. India on course to make it 9-0 in the tour.
22:20 hrs IST: 17th fifty for Virat Kohli. Genius batting from the Indian skipper. What domination. Sri Lanka looking lost.
22:16 hrs IST: 17 runs in the 12th over. Just the over India need as they look to chase this total down. This is a great partnership.
22:15 hrs IST: SIX, FOUR! Brilliant batting this from Manish Pandey. He lofts Mathews over long off for another six and crashes a short ball over point for a boundary.
22:14 hrs IST: FOUR! The fifty run partnership is up. What batting from Kohli. Short ball and Kohli whips it to the deep mid wicket fence. Those iron wrists showing plenty of mettle.
22:10 hrs IST: FOUR! In the air but safe! Short ball and Pandey swats it over deep mid wicket, it is just over the fielder who leaps but cannot reach it. India very much in the hunt.
22:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Class from Kohli. Drills the cover drive on the up and bisects the gap at extra cover. Sublime batting.
22:05 hrs IST: FOUR! India need less than a 100 now. What a shot! Short ball from Thisara and Kohli short-arm pulls it to deep square leg. Fantastic batting.
22:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli uses Akila Danajaya’s place on the quicker delivery and steers it to third man for a boundary. Another good over for India.
22:00 hrs IST: 10 runs in the eighth over. India on track at the moment but the wicket is not becoming easy to bat on.
21:58 hrs IST: SIX! WHAM! Kohli breaks the shackles with a six off Prasanna as he mauls a tossed up delivery over long on for a big six.
21:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb catch from Shanaka. Rahul drove the flighted delivery on the up but Shanaka at short cover dives to his left to take the catch. KL Rahul c Shanaka b Prasanna 24 (18).
21:48 hrs IST: Almost a run-out! Kohli nudges it to the leg side and takes off for the risky single, the fielder misses with the shy at the bowler’s end. Would have been a goner if that had hit. India 39/1 after five overs.
21:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahul is picking the gaps well. Slow and short ball, the batsman waits and crashes it past cover and point for a boundary. India 31/1 after four overs.
21:40 hrs IST: Malinga beats Kohli with a peach of a delivery. Full ball and it nips away late, Kohli gets beaten all ends up. India 23/1 after three overs.
21:37 hrs IST: WICKET ! Rohit Sharma falls. Short ball and Rohit goes for the pull, top edges it to mid on who takes the catch. Rohit Sharma c Thisara Perera b Lasith Malinga 9 (8).
21:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahul is on a roll here. This time he hits square drive. IND 21/0 in 2 overs
21:29 hrs IST: Isuru Udana to bowl the second over for Sri Lanka
21:28 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! Rohit joins the party as he glances towards on-side. Poor fielding there from Malinga. IND 12/0 in 1 over
21:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Off the second ball of the first over! Rahul, in his first delivery, slashes Mathews over backward point.
21:24 hrs IST: Indian openers are here - Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Major change in the line-up and in the last few T20Is it was Virat Kohli who opened for India. Angelo Mathews will open the bowling for Sri Lanka.
21:07 hrs IST: SIX! Priyanjan finally finding the boundary as he muscles a short ball over deep mid wicket for a six. Sri Lanka have got to 170.
21:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Three fours in a row. Can Priyanjan and Udana get Sri Lanka past 175? That should be a good total.
21:02 hrs IST: FOURS! Isuru Udana brings up the 150 in style as he smashes Bumrah to wide long off. Next ball, he top-edges a short ball and he finds the boundary at third man.
20:58 hrs IST: Just two runs in five balls but Udana slams a six off the last ball to spoil Bhuvneshwar’s over. After 18 overs, Sri Lanka are 144/6.
20:54 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav ends his spell. 4-0-20-2. Great stuff from the Chinaman.
20:52 hrs IST: WICKET! That drop does not cost much. Prasanna holes out to deep mid wicket as he miscues the short googly and Sri Lanka’s chances of reaching a big score take a hit
20:51 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Prasanna pulls a short ball to deep square leg but Chahal cannot get there. Can Sri Lanka push past 160?
20:48 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are struggling to find the boundary in the slog overs. Prasanna is the key but Ashan Priyanjan has struggled. Sri Lanka 127/6 after 16 overs.
20:42 hrs IST: Loud appeal for a catch but not given! Axar got the ball to spin away and Seekkuge tried to drive, Dhoni goes up but the umpire says not out. Looked like an edge.
20:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Chahal ends in style. The googly and Dasun Shanaka plays down the wrong line to be hit on the back pad. Dasun Shanaka LBW Yuzvendra Chahal 0 (3).
20:37 hrs IST: WICKET! Key strike this. Flatter delivery close to the off stump, Thisara looks to cut but drags it back on to the stumps. Thisara Perera b Yuzvendra Chahal 11 (7). Sri Lanka 113/5 (13.3)
20:36 hrs IST: SIX! Thisara Perera gets into the act. He is known to do this. More punishment for Chahal as he is slammed over long on for yet another six.
20:35 hrs IST: Good over from Axar. Only four runs from it. Sri Lanka are 105/4 after 13 overs. Can they cross 170?
20:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav strikes! Munaweera looks to slog a flighted ball but he swings it so hard that the bat flies out of his hand and he gets bowled. Tragicomic end to a good knock. Dilshan Munaweera b Kuldeep Yadav 53 (29).
20:28 hrs IST: Maiden fifty for Dilshan Munaweera. What a knock this has been. Sri Lanka looking good.
20:24 hrs IST: SIX! Ashan Priyanjan breaks the shackles by whacking a short ball over deep mid wicket for his first six. That spoils a good over. Sri Lanka 90/3 after 10 overs.
20:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Late cut past Dhoni. This is a great over for Sri Lanka as Munaweera nears a fifty. Sri Lanka are 84/3 after eight overs.
20:19 hrs IST: SIX! Munaweera has his highest score in T20Is. He is really tearing Chahal apart as he slams a big hit straight down the ground.
20:18 hrs IST: SIX! Munaweera continues to battle. Flighted ball from Chahal and the batsman dances down the track and thumps it inside out over wide long off for his third six.
20:16 hrs IST: Superb start for Kuldeep Yadav as he concedes just two runs in his first over.
20:14 hrs IST: Munaweera holds the key now. A total of over 150 is essential. Sri Lanka are 65/3 after seven overs.
20:11 hrs IST: WICKET! MS Dhoni, lightning behind the stumps strike. Chahal gets a flighted delivery to drift away outside off and Mathews is lured forward, the rest they say is history. Angelo Mathews st Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal 7 (5).
20:08 hrs IST: FOURS! Munaweera looking in great touch. Short ball from Axar and he heaves it to deep mid wicket. He follows it up couple of balls later by lofting a full ball to long off. After six overs, Sri Lanka 60/2.
20:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor start for Axar Patel as he slides onto the pads and Angelo Mathews tucks it to fine leg to bring up the team fifty in just the sixth over.
20:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Too many things being tried! Dickwella attempts the ramp shot but Bumrah bowls it full and straight, the off stump is knocked out. Niroshan Dickwella b Bumrah 17 (14), SL 46/2 (4.3).
19:58 hrs IST: Good comeback from Chahal after getting hit for two sixes. Sri Lanka are 46/1 after four overs.
19:56 hrs IST: SIX! Another one. Munaweera blasts this over long on for the second six in the over. Sri Lanka have come out all guns blazing.
19:55 hrs IST: SIX! First maximum of the day and it is Munaweera. Flighted from Yuzvendra Chahal and Munaweera launches him inside out over wide long off.
19:54 hrs IST: FOURS! Dilshan Munaweera begins well. He laces a full ball to deep cover and then slogs a length ball on the pads to deep square leg. Sri Lanka 32/1 after three overs.
19:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb ball from Bhuvneshwar. The kunckle ball and it swings back in, Tharanga plays across the line and his stumps are shattered. Upul Tharanga b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5 (4).
19:49 hrs IST: Inside edged but safe! Dickwella pushes at a ball close to the off stump and the inside edge rolls to fine leg. Sri Lanka 19/0 after two overs.
19:48 hrs IST: FOURS! Audacious! Dickwella immediately moves across and ramps the paddle sweep to fine leg for a boundary. He makes it a hat-trick as he once again scoops a full ball over short fine leg for the third boundary.
19:47 hrs IST: FOUR! Super shot from Dickwella. Full and slow ball but on the pads, Dickwella flicks it uppishly to deep mid wicket for the first four of the match.
19:46 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah at the other end. He can be lethal in the shorter format with his ability to bowl yorkers. Can he strike?
19:44 hrs IST: Superb start for Bhuvneshwar. Some inswing and the right areas immediately. Sri Lanka are 4/0 after the first over.
19:39 hrs IST: We are all set to begin. Niroshan Dickwella, who has had some starts will open with Upul Tharanga. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for India.
19:35 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both teams
India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga(c), Dilshan Munaweera, Ashan Priyanjan, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana
19:28 hrs IST: Virat Kohli wins the toss in his 50th T20I and India have chosen to bowl vs Sri Lanka in Colombo. Hardik Pandya is not playing this match and Axar Patel will play. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will open the batting.
19:20 hrs IST: There are reports coming in that Hardik Pandya might miss this game with a sore hamstring.
19:10 hrs IST: The toss will take place at 19:25 hrs IST and the match will start at 19:40 hrs IST. No overs will be lost.
19:01 hrs IST: The inspection is currently under way. Will get a clear picture in a couple of minutes as to what will be the revised timings for this match.
18:55 hrs IST: Coming closer to the inspection period now. Looks all fine for a start soon provided the umpires deem the outfield to be safe.
18:50 hrs IST: With Shikhar Dhawan not in the playing XI, who might India open with? Virat Kohli or KL Rahul? Or someone totally new? Remember, this is the time of experimentation.
18:44 hrs IST: There are some wet patches that are a concern. However, there is hope that play can begin as quickly as possible.
18:38 hrs IST: If one looks at a team achieving the perfect 9 on tour, that is winning all games, then Australia are the first to achieve this feat after beating Pakistan 3-0,5-0 and 1-0 in all formats during the 2009/10 series,
18:33 hrs IST: The covers have come off entirely. So, provided the rain stays away, we will have a complete match.
18:26 hrs IST: The toss will be delayed for sure. An inspection has been scheduled at 19:00 hrs IST. There is hope that a full game will take place.
18:17 hrs IST: India hold a 6-4 advantage in T20Is against Sri Lanka. However, the Lankans have secured T20I series wins against South Africa and Australia. Underestimate them at your own peril.
18:03 hrs IST: Covers are being removed. Here is hoping that the rain stays away and that we have a good conclusion to this tour.
17:48 hrs IST: It was raining yesterday in Colombo and the rain continues even today. The entire ground has been covered. However, there is hope that the rain eases off in a couple of hours.
17:27 hrs IST: India have achieved a win in all three formats in a full series against West Indies, England and even Australia in 2013. However, this will be the first clean sweep of sweeps against one nation for Virat Kohli’s side.
17:10 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is the leading run-getter in T20Is for India with 1748. He is fourth in the all-time list of run-getters for India in this format behind Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and Mohammad Shehzad.
16:52 hrs IST: Lasith Malinga has taken 89 wickets in 67 T20I games. Sri Lanka need their ace bowler to fire in this last match as they aim to avoid the clean sweep across all formats.
16:36 hrs IST: Home advantages for Sri Lanka? No way! Sri Lanka have played 13 T20Is at the R Premadasa stadium and have won only two matches. In the 2012 World T20 final, they lost to the West Indies at this same venue.
4:15 PM IST: Upul Tharanga will lead Sri Lanka tonight. He has led Sri Lanka in five T20 internationals, won three and lost two.
3:57 PM IST: Virat Kohli’s rapid progression as a captain and a batsman has startled the cricket world. He has a 50 per cent win record as a T20 international skipper.
3:41 PM IST: Today will be Virat Kohli’s 50th T20 match. He has captained India in four T20 internationals so far.
3:21 PM IST: Sri Lanka have a lot to do to emerge from this poor form. Administrative issues have done little to lift the morale of the players. The failure of senior players like Lasith Malinga and Upul Tharanga to lead from the front has hurt the Lankans in the series against India. The failure of Dinesh Chandimal has been a massive surprise. Former Test batsman Sidath Wettimuny is clearly unhappy with the way Cricket Sri Lanka is going.
3:15 PM IST: As we get ready for the India vs Sri Lanka T20 match, David Warner has scored his 20th Test century to help Australia take the first innings lead in the second Test at Chittagong. You can follow the live scores here.
India’s deep roster will give Virat Kohli the bandwidth to chose a playing XI that can torment Sri Lanka’s batsmen. While the batsmen automatically select themselves, India’s choice of bowlers has a bit of intrigue in it. Hardik Pandya, who was rested in the fifth ODI, should be back while Jasprit Bumrah, a death over specialist, should make the cut. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will probably fight for the spinner’s slot.
Sri Lanka have made a few changes to their original T20 squad after suffering the 5-0 whitewash. Leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay and seam-bowling all-rounder Dasun Shanaka are prominent additions. Pacer Suranga Lakmal makes a comeback after injury, as he had been ruled out ahead of the second Test in August. Mystery spinner Akila Dananjay has also been added to the squad.