SL 135/7 (20.0 Ovs)
🏏IND 139/5 (19.2 Ovs) CRR: 7.19
India won by 5 wkts
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Jaydev Unadkat is Man of the Match
PLAYER OF THE SERIES
Rohit Sharma, winning captain: We always knew that whatever target is set up, we back our batsmen to get it. Happy with the composition we had throughout the series. Guys who got opportunities made it count throughout. Thoroughly a team effort. Each and every guy has put in a lot of effort. Lot of the guys you see were playing their first game, second game, but it never seemed that way. They were confident and it was our job as management to back them. They came and did what they were expected to do. Looking very much forward to South Africa. Would like to reiterate the home season we’ve had. Never easy, no matter what conditions you play in. There were few hiccups in the middle. Games like Dharamsala which taught us a lot.
Perera As a captain, proud of my bowling unit. We have a good fielding coach who’s doing a good job. Have improved in fielding. We learnt a lot because we all know India is a big team at the moment. Learnt lots of things from these T20Is. As bowlers, we did pretty well today also. Have to click with our batting.
Ravi Shastri, India coach: That’s the hallmark of a good team where we respect oppositions, and when you respect oppositions you stay grounded. Very good variations (talking about Unadkat). He’s been around for 5-6 years now but he’s evolved beautifully. He understands his bowling which is so important. There’s so much of cricket being played. T20 cricket for us, we don’t care. You win or lose, it doesn’t matter, but give youngsters the opportunity so you come to know who is in the fray for 2019. Big headache for us. Rahul is a class player. He’s got time. He plays all the shots. For me, he’s the most improved player in world cricket in the last 18-20 months. That’s the challenge (the South Africa tour). In your playing career, if you’re not up for challenges, then it’s no fun. Should be a good series. This is a side which can compete anywhere in the world.
Manish Pandey: It was nice to see MS and Dinesh Karthik finishing it off in style. It (new ball) was moving around initially in the second innings .We batted fairly alright; it should have gotten over a bit earlier, but they bowled really well. I like to play my shots. Wickets with bounce and pace gives me the chance to hit the ball well.
Dinesh Karthik: Under pressure a little bit, I think it was important with Dhoni around to take the game deep. I thought 12 off the last over was gettable, but I got one in the slot in the end, I backed myself and connected well. It would’ve been a great Day 1 pitch in Test cricket; there was bounce and movement. It’s great to play games in these kind of wickets. There’s a bit of cat and mouse game. You got to decide when you have to go against the bowlers. We dominated it, to be fair. Except Dharamsala, we were on point. We were caught off guard there. Double hundred by Rohit was fantastic, Shikhar and KL batted well and the two wrist spinners have been top notch. Incredible standards set by team India.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Asela Gunaratne, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera(c), Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj
Youngest T20I debutants for India:
18y 080d Washington Sundar
19y 120d Rishabh Pant
19y 152d Ishant Sharma
20y 004d Suresh Raina
Perera: Toss doesn’t matter, have to stick to our plans. Already told my teammates to give 100% and keep their confidence up. Hope the boys can do something special tonight. Two changes. Gunathilaka and Shanka in.
Rohit: We are looking to field. Don’t think it will change a lot. Just wanted to change it a bit, we’ve been batting first. This time of year, any ground in India, there will be dew factor. We just have to play the game we’ve been playing. We’ve played enough cricket to understand what to do when conditions change. Things have been wonderful, god has been kind. Making the team win is the most important thing for me. Not just one individual, as a team we have played good cricket. Want to come out here and have good fun. Will be a great crowd, Mumbai is known for that. Two changes. Washington Sundar will make his debut and Siraj comes in.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 22, 2017
Series: Sri Lanka tour of India, 2017
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: Dec 24, 07:00 PM LOCAL
India (From): Rohit Sharma(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Basil Thampi
Sri Lanka (From): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera(c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dasun Shanaka, Vishwa Fernando, Sachith Pathirana
Avg 1st inn score: 197
Avg 2nd inn score:192
Highest Total: 230/8 (19.4 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest Total: 172/10 (20 Ov) by Afg vs RSA
INDVSL ALL MATCHES RESULTS –
- India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I – India won by 88 runs
- India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I – India won by 93 runs
- India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI – India won by 8 wkts
- India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Sri Lanka won by 7 wkts
- India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI – India won by 141 runs