Sri Lanka have successfully avoided the whitewash by India after winning the last ODI yesterday. Sri Lanka beat India by 3 wickets in DLS Method. India have made many changes in the playing eleven. They want to try faces ahead of T20 World Cup.
Star of the second ODI, Deepak Chahar was rested and Navdeep Saini came into his place. Bhubaneswar Kumar was also replaced by IPL Star Chetan Sakariya. Both the regular spinners were replaced by Krishnappa Gowtham and Rahul Chahar.
Nitish Rana has made his debut in Blue jersey but failed to impress. The wicket Keeper batsman Sanju Samson played replacing Ishan Kishan.
Sri Lanka vs India: Match Facts
India have won the toss and elected to bat first. Prithvi Shaw is in the outstanding form right now. He has scored 49 runs. Sanju Samson also contributed 46 runs with the bat. The man of the series SutyaKumar Yadav has scored 40 runs for the team.
Dhawan and Manish Pandey failed to score big/ Hardik Pandya played a little cameo which was not enough.
Nitish Rana and Gowtham both went for single-digit scores, which is quotes disappointing. Sri Lankan bowler Dhananjaya and Jayawickramagot 3 wickets each. India managed to score 225 runs in 43.1 overs.
Lankan Batsman Avishka Fernando was brilliant yesterday. He scored 76 runs for the team. Bhanuka was played a quality knock of 65 runs in 56 balls. Sri Lanka chased down the score in 39 overs. Debutants Sakariya and Rahul Chahar got 2 wickets each.
What the players Say
Suryakumar Yadav (Man of the Series): I think I have been doing the same things for the last two years. Just look to keep it simple and the mantra has been working. I would have loved to make it big in the last two games, but I am learning. The atmosphere in the camp is really positive and am looking forward to the T20 series.
Shikhar Dhawan (Indian Skipper): I am glad the players made their debut because everyone was in quarantine for such a long time, and we had this chance because we sealed the series in the last game. I always analyze where I can improve and get better in strategies. Looking forward to the T20 series. Of course, we were positive that we could defend the target but we knew that we were short. The boys gave a good fight and it was interesting in the end. We always have to keep learning.