New Delhi: Virat Kohli (82) and Manish Pandey (51*) starred with the bat as India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the lone T20I on Wednesday. It was an all-round performance from the Men in Blue as they outclassed the Lankans to sweep the series 9-0 across all formats. Sri Lanka posted a competitive target of 170/7. India in reply lost both the openers early but were steadied by Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey who stitched together a 119-run partnership. For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga finished with the figures of 1/31. (Scorecard)
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22:55 IST: India beat Sri Lanka, clean sweep series across all format 9-0, by 7 wickets.
22:54 IST: Four! Manish Pandey hits the winnings runs as he brings up his half-century.
22:48 IST: Last over, India need 2 runs to win.
22:47 IST: Four! Manish Pandey slams Udana for a boundary on the off-side.
22:46 IST: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the new batsman in.
22:45 IST: Out! Udana gets rid off Kohli for 82. India need 10 runs to win.
22:44 IST: India need 11 runs in 12 balls.
22:43 IST: Four! Kohli flicks Malinga for a boundary.
22:42 IST: Kohli failed to capitalise on the free-hit, gets only a single.
22:41 IST: Malinga bowls a front foot no-ball and India welcomes a free hit!
22:35 IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey.
22:34 IST: Four! Virat Kohli slams Malinga straight down the ground just past the umpire as he ducked in time.
22:29 IST: After the end of the 15th over, India 133/2 need 38 runs in 30 balls.
22:21 IST: India need 53 runs in 42 balls.
22:19 IST: Four! Kohli smashes Prasanna for a boundary straight down the ground.
22:18 IST: Fifty! Virat Kohli scores his 17th T20I half-century.
22:16 IST: Four! Short and wide from Mathews, Manish Pandey puts it away for a boundary.
22:14 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey.
22:13 IST: Four! Full delivery from Mathews, Kohli flicks it for a boundary.
22:09 IST: 10 overs gone, India 82/2, need 89 runs in 60 balls.
22:08 IST: Four! Short delivery from Perera, Manish Pandey slams it for a boundary on the leg side.
22:07 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Kohli. This time punched through the off-side.
22:06 IST: Four! Short delivery from Perera, Kohli welcomes him with a boundary.
22:05 IST: Thisara Perera is introduced into the bowling attack.
22:04 IST: Dananjaya concedes 10 runs in his first over.
22:03 IST: Four! Quicker delivery from Dananjaya outside off, Kohli opens the bat face and gets it wide of short third.
22:02 IST: Akila Dananjaya introduced into the bowling attack.
21:58 IST: Six! Kohli dances down the wickets and smokes Prasanna straight down the ground for a maximum.
21:54 IST: Manish Pandey in the new man in.
21:53 IST: Out! Brilliant display of fielding at covers from Dasun Shanaka to dismiss KL Rahul, Prasana gets his first wicket.
21:51 IST: Seekkuge Prasaan comes into the attack, replaces Isuru Udana.
21:49 IST: At the end of the fifth over, India 39/1.
21:43 IST: Four! Rahul spots the slower delivery, waits and punches off the back foot.
21:35 IST: Out! Short delivery from Malinga, Rohit pulls, miscues and Perera takes a comfortable catch. India 22/1.
21:34 IST: Lasith Malinga comes into the attack, replaces Angelo Mathews.
21:31 IST: Four! Full delivery outside off, Rahul opens the face of the bat and lifts it over backward point.
21:30 IST: Isuru Udana comes into the bowling attack.
21:29 IST: At the end of the first over, India 12/0.
21:28 IST: Four! Mathews strays on the pads, Rohit glances the ball past Malinga at short-fine leg.
21:25 IST: Four! Short and wide from Mathews, Rahul cuts it handsomely to get off the mark in style.
21:24 IST: First ball, Rohit punches Mathews off the back foot, India get first run on board.
21:23 IST: Angelo Mathew will start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.
21:22 IST: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the batting for India.
21:20 IST: Welcome back to the chase!
21:09 IST: Sri Lanka post a competitive total of 170/7 at the end of 20 overs. India need 171 runs to win in 8.55 runs per over. Stay tuned!
21:07 IST: Six! Priyanjan smokes Bhuvneshwar for a maximum.
21:04 IST: Four! Ashan Priyanjan starts off the the last over with a cheeky boundary past the short third man.
21:03 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Udana off Bumrah.
21:02 IST: Four! Jasprit Bumrah gets his yorker wrong, Udana slams the ball for a boundary.
20:59 IST: Six!! Isuru Udana slogs Bhuvneshwar for a maximum.
20:54 IST: Out! Prasanna (11) pulls, miscues and Kuldeep gets his second wicket. Sri Lanka lose their seventh wicket.
20:51 IST: Four! Seekkuge pulls Kuldeep, Chahal makes a mess of it on the boundary and the ball rolls away for a boundary.
20:45 IST: At the end of the 15th over Sri Lanka 118/6.
20:40 IST: Seekkuge Prasanna is the new man in.
20:39 IST: Out! Chahal gets his second wicket of the over, dismisses Dasun Shanaka for a duck.
20:37 IST: Out! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his second wicket of the night, removes Thisara Perera for 11.
20:36 IST: Six! Perera comes down the track and slams Chahal straight down the ground for a huge maximum.
20:31 IST: Thisara Perera is the new man in.
20:30 IST: Out! Kuldeep Yadav sends Dilshan Munaweera packing for 53. Sri Lanka 99/4.
20:26 IST: Fifty! Dilshan Munaweera scores his maiden T20I half-century. Sri Lanka 91/3 in 10.1 overs.
20:25 IST: At the end of 10 overs, Sri Lanka 90/3.
20:24 IST: Six! Short from Kuldeep, Priyanjan clobbers him for a maximum.
20:20 IST: Six and a four!! Munaweera is dealing in boundaries right now.
20:18 IST: Six! Munaweera comes down the track and slams Chahal for a maximum.
20:17 IST: Brilliant first over Kuldeep, concedes only two runs.
20:15 IST: Kuldeep Yadav introduced in the bowling attack.
20:14 IST: Ashan Priyanjan, right handed bat, is the new man in.
20:12 IST: Out!! A tossed up delivery outside off from Chahal, Mathews fails to make contact, Dhoni gathers and removes the bails in a jiffy. Mathews departs for 7. Sri Lanka 62/3 in 6.3 overs.
20:09 IST: Four! Munaweera comes down the track and lofts Axar over mid-off.
20:08 IST: Four! Munaweera is on fire, heaves Axar over mid-wicket for a boundary.
20:07 IST: Four! Angelo Mathews welcomes Axar with a boundary on the leg side.
20:06 IST: Axar Patel introduced into the attack.
20:05 IST: Sri Lanka 47/2 after first five overs.
20:04 IST: Angelo Mathews is the new man in.
20:03 IST: Out! Jasprit Bumrah gets India back in the game, cleans up Niroshan Dickwella for 17.
19:56 IST: Six!! Back-to-back maximums from Munaweera off Chahal. The crowd is certainly enjoying the fireworks. Munaweera races to 21 runs off seven deliveries.
19:55 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal introduced into the bowling.
19:54 IST: Four! Bit short of length, Munaweera slogs Bhuvneshwar for another boundary.
19:53 IST: Four! What a way to get off the mark, Dilshan Munaweera cover drives Bhuvneshwar.
19:52 IST: Out!! Bhuvneshwar gives India breakthrough, cleans up Upul Tharanga. Sri Lanka 23/1 in 2.2 overs.
19:51 IST: Four! Short delivery from Bhuvneshwar, Upul Tharaga pulls handsomely for a boundary.
19:50 IST: At the end of the second over, Sri Lanka 19 for no loss.
19:49 IST: Four! Brilliant batting, Dickwella anticipates slower ball, paddle scoops Bumrah past the short fine-leg. Hat-trick of boundaries!
19:48 IST: Four! Paddle scoops Bumrah to fine-leg boundary. Cheeky from Dickwella.
19:47 IST: Four! Dickwella flicks Bumrah over square-leg for the first boundary of the innings.
19:45 IST: Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack.
19:44 IST: At the end of the first over, Sri Lanka 4/0.
19:40 IST: First ball, leg-byes, Sri Lanka get first run on the board.
19:39 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar opening the bowling attack for India.
19:38 IST: Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga opening the batting for Sri Lanka.