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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I at Dharamsala, IND v SL, Feb 27 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
3rd T20I (N), Dharamsala, February 27, 2022, Sri Lanka tour of India
(16.5/20 ov, T:147) 148/4

India won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
73* (45)
shreyas-iyer
Player Of The Series
204 runs
shreyas-iyer
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 146/5(20 overs)
India 148/4(16.5 overs)

10.50pm Rohit collects the series trophy and poses with his team-mates. That's all we have for you from the T20I leg of this Sri Lanka tour. Do come back for the Test series, which begins in Mohali on March 4. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Karthik Krishnaswamy and Thilak Ram.

Shreyas Iyer, Player of the Match and Player of the Series: Obviously, all three fifties were special for me. Yesterday, winning the series...so yeah the last one. To be honest, you require just one ball to get in form. I'm really happy with whatever opportunities I got this series. To be honest, the wicket was a bit two-paced today and I was playing on merit and trying to punish the loose balls. You just have to back your instincts and be positive. It has been a roller-coaster journey for me from injury. To come out of injury and perform at this level is really heartening for me.

Rohit: I mean it's a factor of everything that comes together. We played together and we played very well. A lot of positives from this series. That is something we've kept in mind - good to give opportunities to few of those guys. We do understand at times that we've held back but it's important to tell the guys that you don't have to worry about your positions in the team. We want to fill whatever gaps we have and we do have. We just want to move forward, It's going to be a big challenge but it's nice to have guys in form rather than not in form. If the guys the take the opportunity the way some of these guys have taken, you can move from strength to strength. Once we reach Mohali, we will start thinking about the Test series (laughs).

Shanaka: I would like to congratulate the Indian team. Coming to the hand, it's a bit open near the fingers and need some stitches. Without some senior bowlers, it has been tough. We should've adapted to the conditions. Adapting to the conditions and situations wherever we go is a concern. The pace attack has been good throughout the last year; it's about the control and I'm very much happy about my form. This is international cricket and we can't complain about the conditions.

10.20pm Shreyas and Jadeja celebrate under fire-work filled skies in Dharamsala. Shanaka struck an unbeaten 74 off 38 balls to drag Sri Lanka to 146 for 5, but Shreyas has trumped him with 73* off 45 balls - his third successive half-century. India were a batter short today, but they dominated once again, chasing down the target with six wickets and 19 balls to spare. "Only David Warner (217 vs SL in 2019) has scored more than Shreyas (204) without being dismissed in a T20I series/tournament," says our stats whiz Sampath Bandarupalli. Problem of plenty for India as far as selection is concerned for the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia. Do stick with us for the presentation.

Karthik: "204 and not dismissed in the series for S. Iyer. Terrific skills and added headache for Indian selection options."

Ankit: "KKR will be licking their lips right about now."

Vignesh: "It's going to be headache for selectors and team management to select between Shreyas/Pant/SKY.. Can't imagine all three in the team as middle order.."

George: "Excellent series for India but a lot of work needed with ground fielding, catching and death bowling."

Aks: "Well done, though I would take these results with a pinch of salt. I hope our fans don't go overboard with their reactions and expectations for the t20 world cup."

Rahul: "I second that @Aks. We need to be playing against top teams before T20 world cup to be proved worthy of winning worldcup. We have already seen what had happened last year. So do not celebrate early!"


16.5
4
Lahiru Kumara to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

overpitched on middle and leg, Shreyas whips it away through midwicket, sending it to the boundary. Shreyas and Jadeja make it 3-0 for India

16.4
1
Lahiru Kumara to Jadeja, 1 run

Jadeja crouches and whips this from outside off to deep midwicket

Manoj: "200 up for Shreyas in this series... Excellent !!!!"

16.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

pitched up on off stump, Shreyas plays a whippy drive down to long-on

16.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Jadeja, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, punched down to long-on

16.1
4
Lahiru Kumara to Jadeja, FOUR runs

short and darted down the leg side once again, Jadeja swivels on the back foot and swats it away to the left of deep midwicket

16.1
1w
Lahiru Kumara to Jadeja, 1 wide

back of a length and darted down the leg side for a wide

Kumara

end of over 1613 runs
IND: 136/4CRR: 8.50 RRR: 2.75 • Need 11 from 24b
Ravindra Jadeja16 (12b 2x4)
Shreyas Iyer68 (43b 8x4 1x6)
Binura Fernando 4-0-35-0
Chamika Karunaratne 3.4-0-31-1
15.6
1
Fernando to Jadeja, 1 run

shortish and on the hips, tucked away to deep square leg

15.5
1
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

slower ball, short and outside off, pulled away to deep midwicket

Sachin: "Man of the series is going to be an easy pick - Sheyas Iyer all the way!"

15.4
4
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

Binura searches for the wide yorker, but ends up overpitching it wide of off, with third man inside the circle. Carved away past that infielder and beats deep point to his right in the outfield

15.3
2
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs

slower ball, short and angling across off, hauled away between deep midwicket and wide long-on. The pair comes back for the second

15.2
1
Fernando to Jadeja, 1 run

on-pace short ball outside off, swatted away to deep midwicket with great control

15.1
4
Fernando to Jadeja, FOUR runs

short ball into the pitch, sits up to be hit. Jadeja swivels on the back foot and pulls this slower delivery to the left of deep square leg and right of short fine leg

Binura. Over the wicket

end of over 157 runs
IND: 123/4CRR: 8.20 RRR: 4.80 • Need 24 from 30b
Shreyas Iyer61 (40b 7x4 1x6)
Ravindra Jadeja10 (9b 1x4)
Chamika Karunaratne 3.4-0-31-1
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-19-1
14.6
2
C Karunaratne to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs

slower ball, this finishes on the hips, whipped away between deep midwicket and deep square leg

Amlan: "@Kamesh: Jadeja is a superstar and my idol."

14.5
1
C Karunaratne to Jadeja, 1 run

back of a length and on the pads, tucked away to deep square leg

Manas: "@Krishna: Harshal opens for his state side in T20s. that would count as more than "a bit" in my book."

14.4
1
C Karunaratne to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

slower ball, climbs on middle, Shreyas steps away outside leg and smears it to sweeper cover

Celine : "@Kamesh: And don't forget his brilliant fielding skills!"

14.3
1
C Karunaratne to Jadeja, 1 run

slower short ball angling across off stump, Jadeja drags a pull into the leg side

14.2
1
C Karunaratne to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

on-pace short ball skidding in towards off stump, cramps Shreyas, fended off for a single

14.1
1
C Karunaratne to Jadeja, 1 run

hip-high short ball outside off, 111.9ks slower one, Jadeja swivels and pulls it along the ground to deep midwicket

end of over 149 runs
IND: 116/4CRR: 8.28 RRR: 5.16 • Need 31 from 36b
Ravindra Jadeja7 (6b 1x4)
Shreyas Iyer57 (37b 7x4 1x6)
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-19-1
Lahiru Kumara 3-0-27-2

Kamesh: "Just amazing how Jadeja has continuously improved both his batting and bowling skills, and has become indispensable in all the three formats. "

13.6
1
Chameera to Jadeja, 1 run

back of a length and holds its line outside off, Jadeja opens the bat-face and helps it down to deep third man

Krishna: "Although Harshal bats a bit this is the last recognised batting pair"

13.6
1w
Chameera to Jadeja, 1 wide

prancing delivery from Chameera, bursts from a short of a length and sails over the leg stump. Wide called for height

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
MD Shanaka
74 runs (38)
9 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
1 four1 six
Control
71%
SS Iyer
73 runs (45)
9 fours1 six
Productive shot
flick
22 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
87%
Best performances - bowlers
Avesh Khan
O
4
M
1
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
CBRLS Kumara
O
3.5
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
10.17
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberT20I no. 1494
Match days27 February 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
IND 100%
SLIND
100%50%100%SL InningsIND Innings

Over 17 • IND 148/4

India won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
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