Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10.20pm As soon as India posted that score, it was always going to be a hard task, but all credit to them for going after it. They could have petered out to 200 and played out 20 overs, but they kept attacking, looking to win. Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga played terrific hands, but the target was too steep even on this surface, with short boundaries. Sri Lanka succeeded against wristspin for a while, but then they capitulated to it, losing seven of their nine wickets to it.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match: "The stage was set, good conditions to bat. Was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. Went out there and had some fun. That's too much to ask (a double-hundred). Any target here is not defendable, KL is in great form. There is a template to my batting, which I follow. Try to hold my shape."

Thisara Perera: "It's a tough series. Too much to chase. We couldn't execute. Mathews, I think is now out of the series."

Kuldeep Yadav: "I was thinking for wickets. If I get, I'll probably get the second. The wicket was very good to bat on, trying to bowl wider and different angles. Later, I realised if I bowl slower, I'll get wickets."

Pandya to Chameera, OUT, a straight ball finishes the game and the series. It's the slower ball around middle and leg, Chameera fails to connect with a flick and knocks back middle and leg stump. India take the T20 series with an 88-run win in Indore

PVD Chameera b Pandya 3 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Pandya to Chameera, no run, full outside off, Chameera comes down but fails to connect with his swing across the line

17 | 1 Run | SL: 172/8 (89 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 10.11, RRR: 29.66)

  • Nuwan Pradeep0 (5b)
  • Dushmantha Chameera3 (3b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-21-0
  • Yuzvendra Chahal4-0-52-4
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, a low full toss outside off, 140 kph, pushed to cover.
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, another wide yorker beats the bat. Aargh. Has to bowl straight.
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, and the ball again goes past the outside edge. Can't seem to figure out Bumrah's angle
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, full outside off, a wild slog beats the bat
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, full and wide outside off, beats Pradeep's outside edge

SL effectively nine down, because it's unlikely Mathews will bat

Bumrah to Chameera, 1 run, good length outside off, dabbed to third man

Aditya: "Goodness me... lots of red color on this page right now.. And obviously white!! Its that time of the year.. Merry Christmas "

16 | 9 Runs 3 Wkts | SL: 171/8 (90 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 10.68, RRR: 22.50)

  • Dushmantha Chameera2 (2b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep0 (0b)
  • Yuzvendra Chahal4-0-52-4
  • Kuldeep Yadav4-0-52-3
Chahal to Chameera, 1 run, full around off, driven to long-off, a misfield from Chahal

Seven of eight wickets have fallen to wristspin, but they've also gone for plenty. The perfect illustration of how the skill works, it gets you wickets but it can also go

Chahal to Dananjaya, OUT, the googly. Chahal has four more, another four-for. The googly outside off, Dananjaya tries to slog the ball over long-on, but hardly any connection. The ball goes straight up and long-on cleans up

A Dananjaya c Pandey b Chahal 5 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Chahal to Dananjaya, 1 wide, full and wide outside off, goes past the bat, but wide called

Mammoth total


No. of bigger team scores in T20Is than India's 260 in this game. Australia had hit 263 v SL last year.



Balls taken by Rohit Sharma to complete his century - the joint-fastest in T20Is. It is also the fastest in T20s by India players.

Top start


Previous highest opening stand for India against Sri Lanka in T20Is, between Rohit and Dhawan in Ranchi last year. Rahul and Rohit have gone past that mark today.

Good to chase


Win-loss record for the teams chasing in Indore in last 7 T20 matches, before this. Sri Lanka have elected to chase in this match.