India got the better off Sri Lanka in the Pune T20I to clinch the 3-match T20I series with help of a 78-run win. After KL Rahul (54) and Shikhar Dhawan (52) added 97 runs for the first wicket, Manish Pandey (31* off 18) and Shardul Thakur (22* off 8) took the onus of finishing off in style by powering them to 201/6. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 123 in reply as no player except for Dhananjaya de Silva (57 off 36) and Angelo Mathews (31 off 20) got into double digits.
All the statistical highlights from India’s series win over Sri Lanka with the second straight win:
India equals Pakistan’s T20I record:
13 – India have won 13 out of the 19 T20I matches they played against Sri Lanka; the joint-most number of wins for any team against an opponent in Men’s T20Is. Pakistan won as many as 13 matches in this format against both New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
Yet another series win over Sri Lanka:
12 – India have won all the 12 bilateral series they played since 2012 against Sri Lanka in international cricket – 3 Test series, 4 ODI series and 5 T20I series.
11 – India have won all the 11 bilateral series against Sri Lanka in international cricket when Virat Kohli was part of the Indian squad. In fact, Sri Lanka have not won a bilateral International series.
Bumrah leads Indian charts:
53 – Jasprit Bumrah becomes India’s leading wicket-taker in Men’s T20I matches with 53 wickets. He went past Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal with the wicket of Danushka Gunathilaka. Chahal went wicketless in the three overs he bowled and failed to go past Ashwin.
6 – Bumrah’s second over of the match was his 6th maiden over in the T20I format. He is only the 2nd player to bowl as many as six maiden overs in the Men’s T20I cricket. Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara also bowled as many as six T20I maidens in men’s cricket.
Samson’s comeback match:
73 – Number of T20I matches played by India between Sanju Samson’s 1st and 2nd T20I appearances; the joint 3rd most consecutive T20Is missed by any player for a team. These are also the most T20Is any player missed for India surpassing Umesh Yadav’s 65 between 2012 and 2018.
Kohli @ 11,000:
196 – Virat Kohli completed 11,000 runs as captain in international cricket with the first run he scored in the game. He is only the 6th player to aggregate 11.000 runs as captain in internationals and the quickest to get there.
A rare treble by Shardul:
3 – Shardul Thakur became only the 3rd Indian to score 20+ runs, pick 2+ wickets and also take a catch in the same T20I in Men’s cricket. Yusuf Pathan (22*, 2/23 & 1 catch) against Sri Lanka in the 2009 Colombo T20I and Ravindra Jadeja (25, 2/26 & 1 catch) against England in the 2009 WT20 achieved this treble before Thakur.
Six and out:
1 – Sanju Samson is the first Indian batsman to hit a six on the first ball faced in a T20I inning and be dismissed on the very next ball. In fact, no other Indian went six and out in an inning in international cricket. The closest occurrence was recorded by Hardik Pandya in the 2017 Indore T20I also against Sri Lanka where the all-rounder hit four and six on the first two balls before getting out on the 3rd ball.
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