Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • 'Will try to give Yuvraj more opportunities' - Dhoni

    MS has promised more of batting experiments like the promotion of Hardik Pandya to give batsmen as many opportunities as possible ahead of the World Twenty20, but also said he hopes to give Yuvraj chances with the bat

  • Dhawan expands his leg-side game

    For a long time, Shikhar Dhawan struggled to put balls away off the pads, and though he is still not a classic on-driver, his leg-side play has improved considerably over the past year

  • Batting muscle helps India restore parity

    On a dry surface in a dusty Ranchi ground, India's top order moved into customary home form, and their bowlers exposed a fragile Sri Lanka top order to win by 69 runs

Huge win


Win margin for India in this match - their third-highest in terms of runs in T20Is. Top 2: 90 runs v Eng, Colombo (RPS), 2012 and 73 runs v Aus, Dhaka,2013-14.

Three in Three


No. of hat-tricks in T20Is, including the one by Thisara Perera in this match. Brett Lee, Jacob Oram and Tim Southee were the first three to do so.

Maiden 50, but quick


No. of 50s quicker than Dhawan's 22-ball 50 for India in T20Is. 3 of those by Yuvraj Singh - 12 balls and 20 balls (twice). Other by Gambhir in 19 balls (also v SL).