Because UpulTharanga played a brief cameo with a strike rate of over 100, even though Sri Lanka lost wickets they were scoring at over 6 runs an over. Chasing a mammoth target of 376 runs, the hosts were off to a awful start and were reduced to 68/4 in 16 overs.
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Captain Virat Kohli also brought up his 30th ODI century in 50-over format and he has touched multiple milestones along the way.
For Sri Lanka, captain Upul Tharanga, who will lead his side for the first time in T20I since Angelo Mathews resigned in July, will hope to debut as skipper with a win. However, Jadhav failed to stay alive until the end as he was dismissed with the Indian side needing just two runs to complete a 5-0 whitewash. The Indian skipper blasted the Sri Lankan bowlers and opener Rohit supported him well.
On Sunday, Kumar used his knuckle-ball delivery to great effect and reaped the rewards. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat. India nearly touched their run mountain in the same series, when they put up 211/4 chasing 207.
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Of Dhoni's stumpings, the most have come off Harbhajan Singh - 19.
On the other hand, the hosts struggled despite taking an early wicket in the second over.
For that though, Sri Lanka will need to raise its game significantly, because India is not going to be complacent about this game.
Kohli then joined Rohit and the duo proceeded to put together a crucial partnership. Kohli, who is also top-ranked in T20Is, has increased his lead over Australia's David Warner from 12 to 26 points and is now on 887 points, equalling the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Tendulkar in 1998. Kohli's innings was laced with 17 boundaries and two sixes. Upul Tharanga (48) looked positive from the outset as seen during his hat-trick of boundaries in the eighth over off Shardul Thakur (0-48).