3rd T20I: India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets, inflict whitewash

Updated: Dec 24, 2017, 22:55 IST | IANS

India defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to win the series 3-0 here on Sunday. Opting to bowl on winning the toss, India restricted Sri Lanka to 135/7

India defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to win the series 3-0 here on Sunday. Opting to bowl on winning the toss, India restricted Sri Lanka to 135/7.

Indian batsmen Manish Pandey (C) and Shreyas Iyer (L) run between the wickets during the third T20 international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Pic/AFP
Indian batsmen Manish Pandey (C) and Shreyas Iyer (L) run between the wickets during the third T20 international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Pic/AFP

The hosts then overcame the loss of early wickets to overhaul the target with four balls to spare.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka: 135/7 in 20 overs (Asela Gunaratne 36, Dasun Shanaka 29 not out; Jaydev Unadkat 2/15, Hardik Pandya 2/25) vs India: 139/5 in 19.2 overs (Manish Pandey 32, Shreyas Iyer 30).

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