Dhawan, Rahul, Saini star in India’s series-clinching win

Brief scores: India 201/6 (KL Rahul 54, Shikhar Dhawan 52, Manish Pandey 31*; Lakshan Sandakan 3/35, Wanindu Hasaranga 1/27) beat Sri Lanka 123/10 (Dhananjaya de Silva 57, Angelo Mathews 31; Navdeep Saini 3/28, Shardul Thakur 2/19, Washington Sundar 2/37, Jasprit Bumrah 1/5) by 78 runs

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 2020, key stats

  • KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan struck quickfire half-centuries and Navdeep Saini took three for 28, helping India beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third T20 International at the MCA Stadium in Pune and win the three-match series 2-0 after the first T20I in Guwahati was washed off. Dhawan hit his 10th T20I half-century, a 36-ball 52 (7×4, 1×6), while Rahul continued his good form with a ninth T20I half-century (5×4, 1×6). The pair shared a 97-run partnership for the first wicket
  • Captain Virat Kohli, who batted at No. 6, completed 11000 international runs as captain, becoming the fastest to the landmark (196 innings)
  • Jasprit Bumrah, who finished with figures of 1 for 5, became India’s highest T20I wicket-taker with 53 wickets
  • Captaining India for the 33rd time in T20I cricket, Kohli registered his 20th win
  • The loss to India in Pune was Sri Lanka’s 13th against India in T20 Internationals

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