India needed to win the third T20I at Rajkot after losing second T20I at Pune. Asia Cup winners Sri Lanka scored 206/6 in that match and Axar Patel, Suryakumar Yadav took India close to the score. Now, Suryakumar Yadav has scored his third T20I century, 112 runs in 51 balls, in his 43rd match. India won the first match by 2 runs and Sri Lanka won the second one. Now, India won the third one by a margin of 91 runs.
India scored 228/5 in 20 overs as Suryakumar Yadav went berserk against Sri Lanka bowlers. Shubman Gill scored 46 runs off 36 balls and batted slowly. Rahul Tripathi scored 35 runs off 16 balls giving India momentum in the powerplay. Axar Patel has scored 21 runs off 9 balls, once again. Deepak Hooda (4) and Hardik Pandya (4) failed. Suryakumar Yadav did not let any Sri Lanka bowler settle down with his typical style of ramp shots, flicks over the wicket-keeper’s head. Chamika Karunaratne (1/52), Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva (1/36), Kasun Rajitha (1/35) and Dilshan Madushanka (2/55) gave away runs in Suryakumar storm and took wickets against India for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka batsmen looked stunned as they needed to chase down massive target of 229 runs. Kusal Mendis (23), Pathum Nissanka (15), Dhananjaya de Silva (22), Charith Asalanka (19), Dasun Shanaka (23) tried to go after India bowlers but failed to get going due to tight bowling. Second match villains Arshdeep Singh (3/20), Umran Malik (2/31) bowled more wides but avoided no-balls. Yuzvendra Chahal (2/30), Hardik Pandya (2/30) have broke the backbone of Sri Lanka chase with timely wickets.
Axar Patel got Player of the series for his consistency with bat and ball in the series. India won the series by 2-1 and this is 11th straight bilateral victory for India on home soil.
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