Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
82(54) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 2 4 4 15 11 24 12
EMDY Munaweera
53(29) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 1 6 2 6 18 12 4

Best performances - Bowlers

YS Chahal
O4.0
M0
R43
W3
Eco10.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00
  • R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

Toss

India , elected to field first

Series result

India won the one-off match

Player of the match

Player of the series

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

18dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Kohli, Pandey lead the way as India complete 9-0 sweep

Virat Kohli followed up successive hundreds in the last two ODIs with another display of ruthless efficiency in a chase, and ensured India left Sri Lanka no crumbs of comfort at the end of a long and chastening month-and-a-half of one-sided contests

Commentary

Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka will be glad the series is over. The Indian players can put their feet up and rest at home for a few days before they reassemble in Chennai for the ODI series against Australia. But the cricket doesn't stop. West Indies take on England tomorrow in a bid to record a rare overseas series win. Australia are in control against Bangladesh in Chittagong. There's plenty of post-match reactions, reviews and much else to follow. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Until next time, this is Shashank Kishore signing off on behalf of my colleague Alagappan Muthu. Cheers!

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match for his pristine knock. "Very special. It [the whitewash across formats] hasn't been done before. Credit to the boys. The bench strength is coming up beautifully. We tried a few things, the results are amazing to see. Personally, I look to back my strengths and play cricketing shots. I've tried to mould my game for all formats. I want to play all the games."

Upul Tharanga: We were 15-20 runs short. We had a good start. Munaweera batted really well, but we lost momentum from overs 10-14. The way Virat batted was outstanding. He was an example for everyone, especially with his energy and running between the wickets.

10.50 pm India won the Tests 3-0, the ODIs 5-0 and now the one-off T20I as well. Virat Kohli comes down the steps to share hugs with his team-mates and his support staff. Made 82 runs, expending a great amount of energy, running singles and twos like the wind. He's played innings like these before, not least the one against Australia at the 2016 World T20, when after the winnings runs he simply crumpled to the floor. So exhausted was he. So elated was he.

This was a similar innings, albeit against a weaker attack. He allowed only seven dots over 54 balls - securing 30 singles and nine twos. He fell with 10 to get but enjoyed the victory nonetheless, watching from the dressing room as one of his younger players, Manish Pandey sealed the tour whitewash. You'd think there are easier ways to score runs, but Kohli knows his limitations when it comes to power-hitting and compensates for it by picking gaps - there was a cover drive for four that had to beat three fielders and it did so as if it was destined to

Sri Lanka might have gotten to 170, but it looked light considering they had such a blazing start. Dilshan Munaweera made a 26-ball fifty and on the back of that innings, they should have made more than 200. Once they couldn't, India's batsmen knew the run-rate wasn't too taxing.

19.2
4
Perera to Pandey, FOUR, launches it over extra cover to get his maiden T20I fifty, and India's victory. Length ball, with width, easy putaway and it's time for the celebrations
19.1
1
Perera to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss outside leg, Dhoni turns it to long leg. One more needed for India's 9-0

Thisara Perera to bowl the last over with two required

Abhinav: "In 5th ODI Dhoni got a not out for just playing one ball and again has got a chance to get one."

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 169/3 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.89, RRR: 2.00)

  • MK Pandey47 (35b)
  • MS Dhoni0 (0b)
  • I Udana4-0-36-1
  • SL Malinga4-0-31-1

Sukhvinder sing: "Srilankan batsman hit 104 runs in boundaries,14 fours and 8 sixs But until india hit 13 fours and 2 six And close to the win here "

18.6
2
Udana to Pandey, 2 runs, on the pads, but Pandey clips it cleanly to deep midwicket
18.5
4
Udana to Pandey, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Pandey belts it to the extra cover boundary
18.4
2
Udana to Pandey, 2 runs, slices a full and wide delivery to the left of the sweeper
18.3
W
Udana to Kohli, OUT, taken at deep midwicket and Kohli falls. Those wrists, for once, fail him because the slower ball means the length ball doesn't come onto the bad as much as he had hoped. Flick carries all the way out to the boundary though so that should show you the power he can generate with a mis-hit. Walks off with a scowl thudding the face of his bat onto a fist. Apparently 82 off 54 is not enough for him.

V Kohli c Shanaka b Udana 82 (54b 7x4 1x6) SR: 151.85

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
82(54) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 2 4 4 15 11 24 12
EMDY Munaweera
53(29) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 1 6 2 6 18 12 4

Best performances - Bowlers

YS Chahal
O4.0
M0
R43
W3
Eco10.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00
  • R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

Toss

India , elected to field first

Series result

India won the one-off match

Player of the match

Player of the series

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Kohli's landmark

50

No. of T20Is for Kohli. He becomes the fifth India player to appear in 50 or more T20Is.

Failed capitalizing

80

Runs scored by SL in the last 10 overs of the innings. In the first half, they were 90 for 3. They scored only 54 runs in overs 11th to 18th and then brought up 26 runs from last 2 overs.

Starting strong

9.07

Sri Lanka's run rate in Powerplays in T20Is this year. Only Australia and Bangladesh have higher run rate among top-10 teams.

Home advantage?

2-11

Sri Lanka's win-loss record in T20Is at Premadasa, before this match. India have a 5-1 record at the venue.