Sri Lanka completely dominated In the in the third and final T20I to capture the series Thursday. Continue driving Wanindu Hasaranga’s phenomenal bowling, the host limited the visitors to just 81 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Hasaranga grabbed a four-wicket for just nine runs in his 4-over quota.
In response to this, the home team chased the meager target in 14.3 overs with seven wickets in hand. Interestingly, all three Lankan wickets were snatched by the Indian spin bowler Rahul Chahar. Although the Shikhar Dhawan-led side defending only 81 runs, Chahar showed his highest skills and scored a three-wicket stroke while conceding just 15 runs from 4 overs.
During his incredible bowling performance, Chahar also displayed his remarkable fielding work as he grabbed a sensational catch from his own bowling to get rid of the Sri Lankan opening batsman. Avishka Fernando.
It all happened on the fifth ball of the sixth over when Chahar bowled a backside of a length delivery that turned sharply away. Avishka was already in the shot when he finally hit the ball from the tip of his bat. The leggie shows his reflexes and dives to the left to get a beautiful catch.
Here is the video:
Rahul Chahar gets India their first wicket ☝🏽
The in-form Avishka Fernando is gone for 12
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“Both teams played in a great spirit”: Shikhar Dhawan
After the match, Indian captain Dhawan praised both teams for playing the series in a big spirit.
“Both teams played in great spirit. It’s nice that we were competitive in the field, and that respect was there. The Sri Lankan boys wanted to know what my process is, I just share my experience. I hope they enjoyed listening to it. And congratulations to the Sri Lankan team, “ said Dhawan during the post-match presentation.
Skipper in Sri Lanka Dasun Shanaka expressed his gratitude to the India Cricket Management Board (BCCI), Dhawan, and India coach Rahul Dravid for playing the series in the midst of challenging conditions.
‘I have to thank BCCI, under these circumstances they agreed to play. Special thanks to Rahul Dravid and Shikhar Dhawan, ” Shanaka said after the game.