India beat SL by 78 runs, pocket series 2-0
A spectacular all-round performance helped the hosts register a 78-run victory over their Asian counterparts. After scoring a total in excess of 200, India managed to bowl them out inside 16 overs.
Here are the five talking points of the final T20I:
KL Rahul continues his scintillating form
KL Rahul continued his good run as he top-scored with an attractive 54 (36). This was his third half-century from his last five T20I innings.
Shikhar Dhawan scores a fifty
After a lean patch with the bat, Shikhar Dhawan stepped up with a spectacular fifty before getting out. Dropped early in the innings, he made full use of the opportunity by unleashing himself against the Sri Lankan bowlers.
Jasprit Bumrah becomes highest Indian wicket-taker
Jasprit Bumrah struck in the first over as he accounted for Gunathilaka, who became his 53rd scalp, the most for an Indian in T20Is. He followed it up with a maiden over, displaying his authority over the opposition.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews try to turn the tables
After being reduced to 26/4, Dhanajaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews combined for a brilliant partnership. They put up 68 runs off just 37 balls for the fifth wicket. However once Mathews lost his wicket, Sri Lanka failed to pose any kind of threat to the Indian bowlers.
Another clinical performance by Indian pacers
While Bumrah was at his splendid best, bowling a maiden, Shardul Thakur followed up his 22* (8) with a couple of wickets. Navdeep Saini was stupendous with the ball as he picked up three wickets.
India’s next assignment will be against Australia as both teams clash at the Wankhede stadium in the first ODI of the three-match series on January 14.