India defeated Sri Lanka by 88 runs and clinched the T-20 series 2-0 with a match to play. This was India’s third-biggest victory in terms of runs. The match was started with Sri Lanka winning the toss and they chose to bowl first.
After a slow start in-form batsman KL Rahul took charge of Lankan bowler’s and then came the storm of Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. Rohit overpowered each and every bowler of Sri Lanka and completed its century in just 35 balls and equalized the record of David Miller of fastest century in T-20 cricket. On the other hand, KL Rahul completed his second half-century in the series. Rohit Sharma departed in 13th over of the match but the damage by the hitman of India had been already done and after that, a small inning from MS Dhoni and 89 by KL Rahul helped India to reach a massive score of 260 runs which was the 3rd highest total by any team in international T-20 Cricket.
Coming to chase, Sri Lanka lost Niroshan Dickwella early but a quick half-century from Kusal Perera and 109 runs partnership between Upul Tharanga and Kusal Perera kept Sri Lankan hopes alive. In the 13th over Yuzvendra Chahal broke the partnership and got rid of Tharanga and in the 14th over three wickets were taken by Kuldeep Yadav which included the wicket of Kusal Perera and changed the match scenario completely and all the Lankan’s hope came to an end. Sri Lanka went from 156 for 3 in 15th over to 172 for 9 in the 18th over, they lost their last six wickets in just 14 balls. Angelo Mathews injury kept him out of the game.