India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Highlights – Dec 24, 2017, Ind v SL highlights today – Third one day international from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (India) Sunday 24th December 2017. For the first time in the series, Sri Lanka were genuinely in the contest. The bounce at the Wankhede Stadium gave their seamers some zip that they couldn’t quite manage to generate in Cuttack and Indore. In defence of 136, they dismissed the rampaging pair of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who walloped joint-fastest T20 hundred two nights ago, inside seven overs. India’s asking rate climbed to close to 8.5 per over with eight overs left, a genuine test for a middle order that hasn’t had too much batting time of late.
India won the toss and elected to field.
India team/playing XI
RG Sharma (c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni †, SS Iyer, MK Pandey, HH Pandya, KD Karthik, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, JD Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
N Dickwella †, WU Tharanga, MDKJ Perera, S Samarawickrama, DAS Gunaratne, MD Gunathilaka, NLTC Perera (c), MD Shanaka, A Dananjaya, PVD Chameera, ANPR Fernando.
The Wankhede’s flat pitch and the quick outfield is the fantasy of every batsman. The teams will have to be wary of dew in the second innings. The weather is expected to be fine for the duration of the match. With Mathews sidelined for two weeks, Sri Lanka might recall Dasun Shanaka or Fernando. India might consider replacing one of the wrist-spinners with Sundar or Hooda. Kerala quick Basil Thampi is also in line for his T20I debut, possibly in place of Jaydev Unadkat.
Match Timings: 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Sri Lanka tour of India 3rd T20I (N) Highlights
Umpires – Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon
TV Umpires – Nandan
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Anil Dandekar
Match number – T20I no. 635
This was once Sri Lanka’s nice possibility to close out the game. But India had MS Dhoni in the center at the quit alongside with Dinesh Karthik. Nuwan Pradeep only conceded six runs off the first five balls of the penultimate over, leaving India nine to get off the closing seven balls. At that point it used to be Pradeep who cracked underneath the pressure; he despatched down a pleasant full-toss that Karthik swatted into the stands past deep midwicket. That, right there, used to be the knockout punch with one full over to play. A heady climax eventually turned cold right at the end, but no longer before India had been given pretty a scare. Lack of scoreboard strain early in the chase gave India some leeway as Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey overcame early struggles against the transferring ball to add forty two in 6.2 overs to put India again on track. But the healthy swung again when Iyer used to be run-out at the non-striker’s end, Akila Dananjaya’s fingertips intercepting a flat-batted strike from Pandey and deflecting it into the stumps.
The wicket can also no longer have come about had Thisara Perera no longer thrown himself to his left to stop a single at cover off the previous delivery. Clearly, Sri Lanka have been in the game, ready to seize at any opportunity. When they despatched Iyer back, India wished 55 off 40 This was precisely the moment when Pandey, mostly subdued until then, decided to reduce loose, hitting three fours off the next 5 balls he faced. India had been back in it. But Sri Lanka weren’t giving up. Hardik Pandya feathered an attempted ramp to the wicketkeeper, leaving India 4 down with 37 to get off the remaining five overs. When Pandey was bowled through one that jagged returned in to beat his interior part – the dismissal coming about generally because of his style of enjoying beside the line – it came down to 28 off 23.
Up against Chameera with no slip in place, Dhoni managed to discover a thick edge that beat the diving wicketkeeper and ran away for four. In the identical over, there was extra drama when Sri Lanka reviewed a not-out lbw decision, the annoying crowd roaring in unison as the large display screen confirmed the ball missing the stumps. Dhoni would in the end hit the triumphing runs. The architects who masterminded Sri Lanka’s downfall after they have been sent in to bat were Washington Sundar and Jaydev Unadkat – two bowlers who had been at the forefront of Rising Pune Supergiant’s astounding run to the IPL final previously this year. Washington, India’s youngest T20I debutant, bowled three overs of no-frills off-spin upfront, frequently various his pace between speedy and faster, his size between accurate and full, and strangulated the generally left-handed pinnacle order. He finished with figures of 4-0-22-1. Unadkat, IPL 2017’s second-highest wicket-taker who additionally finished the tournament with an economy charge of 7.02, cramped the left-handers early on and was once rewarded for his accuracy. Washington and Unadkat prised out Sri Lanka’s top three inside four overs to set off a procession.
It needed Asela Gunaratne’s industrious 37-ball 36 and Dasun Shanaka’s 29 off 24 to haul Sri Lanka to a hundred thirty five from a precarious eighty five for 6. India suffered a few early jitters in their chase. KL Rahul used to be the first to fall, given out lbw whilst attempting to heave Dushmantha Chameera’s indipper throughout the line. Rohit too was shaky, to start with and was once saved through the jump in the first over when he performed down the incorrect line of a Dananjaya googly that sneaked between bat and pad. Two balls later, he was once deceived in flight and almost chipped a return catch. Rohit broke the stranglehold by annoying Dananjaya’s size – slog-sweeping him to midwicket and then stepping out to hit him straight down the ground for six. But not like in the preceding two games, Sri Lanka managed to sustain the pressure with Shanaka nibbling away in the off-stump channel and getting the ball to jag both ways.
A miscued pull to a ball that skidded on faster than Rohit expected resulted in a simple seize to the deep square leg. This left the middle order in the spotlight, and they were capable to steer India to their target, with some help from Sri Lanka’s nerves and the dew, and bring a memorable home season to a prevailing end.