Kohli leads India to Sri Lanka whitewash


Sri Lanka: 1 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2 Upul Tharanga (capt), 3 Dilshan Munaweera, 4 Ashan Priyanjan, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Seekkuge Prasanna, 8 Thisara Perera, 9 Akila Dananjaya, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Isuru Udana.

Runs accrued by Virat Kohli in T20I chases - the most by any batsman. After clearing Sri Lanka in ODI series, Team India will now have to maintain their dominance in the one-off T-20 match.

India and Sri Lanka have got a good start to the only T20 match of the series, but the rain is on the match.

When a confident Indian cricket team will take on a jittery Sri Lankan side, it will look to become the second team after Australia to complete a 9-0 whitewash in cricket.

"Virat Kohli always remains positive on the ground, always confident about his decisions".

This is the last chance for the host nation to cool down their fans by at least a win in the T20I format. On Wednesday, it was raining all day on Tuesday before the T20 match played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

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Dilshan Munaweera’s maiden half-century went in vain

Twenty 20 games are different from the Test and ODI.

After the retirement of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara from the gentlemen's cricket game, the team facing many struggles. Upul Tharanga was first to go when the score was 23.

India's T20 specialists - Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah - gave the visitors a flawless start to remove the opening duo. While Kohli had options of Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Jasprit Bumrah (two for 45), Kuldeep Yadav (one for 40) and Yuzvendra Chahal (one for 36) were the other wicket-takers. It was his fourth consecutive half-century in T20Is against Sri Lanka, and in doing so, he became the fastest batsman to score 15000 worldwide runs across formats in 333 innings, improving Hashim Amla's record of 336 innings.

The live broadcast of the match will be available on Sony Six, Sony Six HD and Ten 3 while live streaming is available on Sony LIV.

It was a familiar story for Sri Lanka as the scoreboard read 64 for three after the first powerplay. The incident took place when Lakmal was included in the national squad on a Pakistan tour.

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