India ends 2017 on a high with T20I series whitewash against Sri Lanka

  • India ends 2017 on a high with T20I series whitewash against Sri Lanka
25-12-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India handed Sri Lanka another series whitewash by clinching the third and final T20I by five wickets to wrap up the series 3-0 in Mumbai last night.

Sri Lankan hopes to end the miserable tour on a high were raised when India struggled in a 136-run chase but eventually, the hosts crossed the finish line with four balls to spare.

The hosts restricted Sri Lanka to a modest 135 after Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field.

Chasing a modest 136 run, India’s middle-order was finally put to some test but the hosts reached the target with five wickets in hand to end their extended home season on a high.

India lost their openers early - Rohit Sharma for 27 and KL Rahul for 4 - but Shreyas Iyer (30) and Manish Pandey (32) brought them back on track with a sturdy 42-run stand for the third wicket.

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