India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I

India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score 3rd T20I in Mumbai India aim cleansweep against Sri Lanka

India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final Twenty20 cricket global to wrap up the series 3-0 in Mumbai last night. The hosts thus completed a 3-0 clean sweep of the series to wind up the year on a high before they embark on the South African safari a few days later. Since Zaheer Khan, India have not had a left-arm fast bowler who has consistently maintained his place in the side with the likes of Ashish Nehra only rarely considered for T20 cricket in the last two years.

Dhoni was once again the man to hit the winning shot as India were given a scare by the Sri Lankans in Mumbai.

Chasing a target of 139, India won the game with five balls to spare thanks to solid contributions from Manish Pandey (32), Shreyas Iyer (30) and captainRohit Sharma (27). Hardik Pandya was the batsman in at number four. However, Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera said he would have chosen to bat first, had he won the toss. Gunaratne had a lucky reprieve when he was let off by MS Dhoni while trying to cut Kuldeep Yadav when the batsman was on 11.




Considering the Indian dominant performances in recent past but vice versa, Sri Lanka having been offering below the belt performances, it seems an uphill task for Islanders to bring some cheers to their fans. Shastri heaped special praise on pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who impressed with figures of 2/15. In the absence of the by-now experienced Bumrah and leggie Yuzuvendra Chahal, India's new-look bowling attack, barring Siraj, enjoyed a good outing.

Earlier, India restricted the tourists to a total of 135/7 in their 20 overs.

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