After the first match defeat, Indian Cricket Team was not considered the winner of this three one day bi-lateral series. But Indian Team bounced back and today they have registered their record eight consecutive series win with 2-1.
Today Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and offered Sri-Lanka to bat first. In starting Sri Lanka was looking to set a big total when they were 136-2 but as WU Tharanga got out at 95off 82 ( 12 fours &3 Sixes) whole Sri-Lankan team could manage only 225runs in 44.5 overs. From India’s side, Kuldeep Yadav and YS Chahal took 3 wickets each.
Chasing a total 225, India lost their first wicket in form of Rohit Sharma at 14runs but after that Shreyas (65off 63 balls) and Dhawan (100 off 85 balls) managed a partnership of more than 120 runs. After Shreyas, Dhawan and Kartik did not lose another wicket and India won this match by 8 wickets (with 107 balls remaining).
Man Of the Match -Kuldeep Yadav ( 3-42), Man of the Series- Shikhar Dhawan
- The previous series win – 1. India Vs Zimbabwe 2016 India won by 3-0
- New Zealand In India 2016-17 India won by 3-2
- England in India 2016-17 India won by 2-1
- India in West Indies 2017 India won by 3-1
- India in Sri-Lanka 2017 India won by 5-0
- Australia in India 2017 India won by 4-1
- New Zealand in India 2017 India won by 2-1
- Sri-Lanka in India 2017 India won by 2-1
Here is how twitterati congrats team India:
Another series & another victory. Great all-round performance by the entire team. Coming back & winning the series after an unexpected defeat in the first game is truly commendable,
#TeamIndia. My best wishes for the T20 series. #INDvSL
Rajeev Shukla also congrats Team India for this 8th Consecutive bilateral series win: