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
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."
full outside off, Chameera comes down but fails to connect with his swing across the line
a low full toss outside off, 140 kph, pushed to cover.
another wide yorker beats the bat. Aargh. Has to bowl straight.
and the ball again goes past the outside edge. Can't seem to figure out Bumrah's angle
full outside off, a wild slog beats the bat
full and wide outside off, beats Pradeep's outside edge
SL effectively nine down, because it's unlikely Mathews will bat
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 "
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
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
full and wide outside off, goes past the bat, but wide called
flat and wide outside off, Dananjaya picks the variation, goes back and slaps the ball past cover's right. The sweeper cover runs to his left but can't haul it in
DEBADYUTI SAHU: "SL 18/6 in 13balls of wist spin. Check mate"
flat around off, worked into the leg side
Chameera is out there. Some international wickets there for the taking.
another one. SL seven down. Quickly fading away. Samarawickrama comes down again, looking to go over cover but the wide legbreak beats the bat. Dhoni does the rest. Wide called. Enough turn when you slow it down
shortish outside off, punched away to cover
wristspin going through SL again. It was a googly outside off, Chaturanga tries to reverse-lap that through third man but all he can do it inside edge it onto the stumps.
some flight around off, shovelled to long-on. 4-0-52-3, India will take that
Dhoni knows he has Asela. It was a wide googly outside off that crept under Gunaratne's slog sweep. Dhoni collects, whips off the stumps and hardly even appeals, as if it say I've got him. Seems like he has. Gunaratne's back foot is dragging back slowly, but Dhoni's hands are so quick. Nothing behind the line. SL five down. Three wickets in the over
"ye accha hain," says MS (that's good). Shortish outside off, swatted to deep midwicket
comes down straightaway, gets there and lofts the ball over cover. Lovely shot
|Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India led the 3-match series 2-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 634|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10|
|Match days||22 December 2017 - night (20-over match)|