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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: Shreyas Iyer shines as India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to claim series 3-0 - South Asian Daily
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: Shreyas Iyer shines as India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to claim series 3-0

Team India completed a 3-0 T20I series whitewash against Sri Lanka on Sunday here at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. India captured the final T20I match by six wickets. For hosts, Shreyas Iyer starred with an unbeaten 73* as the Men in Blue chased the target of 146 within 16.5 overs.

Earlier, Indian bowlers restricted Sri Lanka to the score of 146/5 in the 20 overs. For Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka again played a captain inning of 74* and took visitors to a respectable total while Dinesh Chandimal scored 25. Avesh Khan scalped two wickets, while Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, and Ravi Bishnoi grabbed one apiece.

India never found itself in trouble while chasing the underwhelming target of 146. Shreyas trumped the chase with 73* off 45 balls – his third successive half-century. Hosts dominated from the word go and chased down the target with six wickets and 19 balls to spare.

Opting to bat first, visitors had the worst possible start as they lost both their openers inside the first two overs of the innings. Siraj sent Danushka Gunathilaka back to the pavilion in the final ball of the first over while Avesh in the very next over dismissed Pathum Nissanka.

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