Published On: Mon, Dec 25th, 2017

Clinical India complete White wash of Sri Lanka in T20 series

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  • 15-1 scoreline of last 18 India- Sri Lanka encounters with 2 draws

A disciplined bowling performance in the third T20I at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai helped India complete a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka. Unadkat, who shared the new ball with debutant Washington Sundar, was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets as hosts won the third and final T20I by five wickets.

“Things went really well for me. I had some plans and I had my preparations before the series. To bowl in the Powerplay was something I was looking forward to do. It’s been long [since debut] I’ve been through the domestic circuit and played a lot there. That really helped mature as a player. Having played so early gave me a boost. I’m thankful to the management for backing me. The most important phase for any cricketer is the domestic ciurcuit where you bowl on the flat tracks in this country; and you keep going through the grind. To come out well really gives you the confidence. I was always eager to do well for the nation to come and give my best whenever I got a chance with these guys,” said Unadkat who was declared the man of the match and the man of the series.

The visitors lost series across formats against the Indian team in their own den. Rohit Sharma, the stand-in captain, pummeled the visiting bowlers in both the shorter versions of the game, which included a double century in the ODIs and a breezy 35-ball ton in the second T20I. After losing the first two matches of the T20I series, the tourists arrived on the shores of Mumbai to salvage some pride with a consolation win.

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