Birthday Boy Hasaranga Stars As Sri Lanka Clinch T20 Series 2-1
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Fri 30th July 2021 | 12:00 AM
Colombo, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Jul, 2021 ) :Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took four wickets on his 24th birthday to help Sri Lanka thrash India by seven wickets on Thursday and claim the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1.
Dhananjaya de Silva, unbeaten on 23, and Hasaranga, 14 not out, steered the team home after Indian leg-spinner Rahul Chahar sent back Sri Lanka's top three including wicketkeeper-batsman Minod Bhanuka for 18.
"Wicket was slow, our spinners bowled really well," said man of the match and series Hasaranga, who took seven wickets in three matches.
Sri Lanka on Wednesday bounced back from an opening loss to win the second match, delayed by one day after India's Krunal Pandya tested positive for coronavirus putting him in isolation along with eight close contacts.
"It was a difficult situation for us but as a team, we decided we will stay and play the series," said Dhawan, who was appointed captain for the tour after Virat Kohli's Test side travelled to England.
"Lots of learnings for me as captain," he added.
India won the three-match 50-overs series 2-1 after its start was pushed back by five days due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Sri Lankan camp.