Cricket update today: Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India registered their third consecutive 3-0 clean sweep in the T20 format. India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the third T20 international and thereby won the series by a margin of 3-0. Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss in the third game and asked Sri Lanka to bat first.
The Island nation made the worst possible start to their innings. The likes of Nissanka (1), Gunathilaka (0) and Asalanka (4) got out cheaply as Sri Lanka had lost four wickets for just 29 runs. After 12.1 overs, Sri Lanka was at 60 for 5. However, skipper Dasun Shanaka then took the matters into his own hands and played another outstanding knock of 74 runs in just 38 deliveries.
His knock propelled the side to 146 runs by the end of the first innings. India too didn’t make an ideal start, in pursuit of the total. Rohit Sharma got out after scoring only 5 runs in 9 deliveries. Sanju Samson (18 off 12) looked good at the crease, once again, but couldn’t convert the start into a big score.
Shreyas Iyer, however, carried his good form with the form and played another match-winning knock with the bat. He played an unbeaten knock of 73 runs in just 45 balls, a knock which was laced with 9 fours and 1 six. Ravindra Jadeja also remained unbeaten on 22 off 15 deliveries and India, as a result of that, chased down the score in 16.5 overs.
After the match, Shreyas Iyer made an appearance on “Chahal TV”. Yuzvendra Chahal asked some interesting questions to the Indian batsman during the discussion. Amidst that, Mohammed Siraj also crashed into the discussion.
Upon seeing him, Yuzvendra Chahal Chahal was heard as saying: “Agar aap inke (Siraj) baal dekhenge to aisa lag raha hai ki ghaas ko paani nahi mila hai aur ghaas sookh gayi hai (Translation: If you look at his hair it seems like dry grass, which has not been watered for long.).”
Listing to that comment, Shreyas Iyer couldn’t control himself and eventually burst into laughter. You can see the video here.