India win T20 to complete tour whitewash

Sep 6, 2017 - 6:25 PM A merciless India have subjected Sri Lanka to a tour whitewash after 50s from skipper Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey secured a seven-wicket victory in their one-off Twenty20 International.

Whitewashed in the three-Test series and blanked 5-0 in the preceding one-dayers, Sri Lanka posted 7-170 on Wednesday, a total they hoped would be enough to end the string of losses which has enraged fans and prompted selectors to resign en masse.

There was no respite for them, however, as Kohli blasted 82 and Manish Pandey smashed 51 not out to help India romp home with four balls to spare.

Earlier, Dilshan Munaweera clobbered four sixes in his 29-ball 53 and Ashan Priyanjan, playing his first Twenty20 International, chipped in with a run-a-ball 40 not out to help the hosts post a competitive total after being sent in.

India's spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal (3-43) and Kuldeep Yadav (2-20) shared five wickets between them to restrict Sri Lanka.

Kohli has built up a formidable batting reputation while chasing and the India captain once again came up with a 54-ball masterclass, hitting seven boundaries and a six, to anchor India's chase.

India needed 10 runs to win when Kohli eventually fell in the penultimate over and Pandey sealed victory with a boundary which also brought up his 50.

Source: AAP

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