Kohli fires India to seven-wicket T20 win

Virat Kohli

India on Wednesday eased to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the one-off T20 here, thereby completing a 9-0 record win over the Island team across all formats. However, the quick run rate ensured that Sri Lanka have some kind of momentum going into the last few overs and some time to build a partnership when wickets were falling down regularly.

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Monday leapfrogged 27 places to the fourth spot in the ICC rankings for One-Day International (ODI) bowlers after scalping 15 wickets at an average of 11.26 in India's 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka.

The victory gave India a clean sweep of all formats on the tour, after winning the test series 3-0 and one-day worldwide series 5-0.

India thrashed Sri Lanka in the test series, winning two matches by an innings and were rarely tested in the five-match ODI series.

After becoming the fastest to reach 15,000 global runs, Kohli went on to score an instrumental 82 off 54 balls and became the third-highest run-scorer in the T20 internationals with 1830 runs in just 50 games.

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Kuldeep Yadav, who bowled his four overs for just 20 and picked up two wickets, dismissed Munaweera in the 12th over.

In a tragic incident, a 12-year old Indian cricketer Sona Narendra died due to drowning in a hotel swimming pool in Sri Lanka. As Pycroft said India, Kartik might have assumed it's a heads and proceeded to have a talk with Kohli straightaway while the match referee looked confused and befuddled.

Rohit Sharma (9) was out first, miscuing a hit for a catch to Thisara Perera after being frustrated by some dot balls from fast bowler Lasith Malinga. Pandey remained unbeaten on a stroke-filled 51. But the convincing win in Sri Lanka will certainly do their confidence a world of good. Dilshan Munaweera gave the real momentum to the Lankan innings with a 29-ball 53.

During Sri Lanka's chase in the evening, umpires called for the mandatory drinks break after the first hour.

Bhojiraj Sadhu, uncle of Narenrda Sadhu (one of the other boys from Maitri academy) said, "We have come to know that the body of Narendra will be brought to India via flight on Friday early morning at 2.00 pm".

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