India won three-match T-20 series against Sri Lanka, 2-1

Feb 16, 2016 09:22 IST

India on 14 February 2016 won the three-match T-20 series against Sri Lanka, 2-1. In the third and final Twenty20 match played in at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets.

Twenty20 match

Winning the toss and electing to bowl, India bundled out the visitors for 82 runs in 18 overs in the series deciding encounter. In the second innings of the match, India chased the paltry target of 83 runs in 13.5 over at the loss of ne wicket.

The series win also helped India retain its numero uno position in the ICC T20 rankings.

Series Report
1st Match: The match was played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on 9 February 2016. Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining). Kasun Rajitha (Sri Lanka) was declared the Man of the Match. The match saw debut of two players of Sri Lanka, namely Kasun Rajitha and Niroshan Dickwella.
2nd Match: The match was played JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on 12 February 2016. India won by 69 runs. Shikhar Dhawan (India) was declared the Man of the Match.
3rd Match: The match was played at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam on 14 February 2016. India won by 9 wickets (with 37 balls remaining). Ravichandran Ashwin (India) who claimed four wickets for eight runs was declared the Man of the Match. The match saw debut of Asela Gunaratne from Sri Lanka.

Man of the series: Ravichandran Ashwin

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