Team India defeated Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I to complete the clean sweep over the Islanders at HPCA stadium in Dharmsala on Sunday.
Chasing 147, Shreyas Iyer continued from where he left in the previous match, playing another match-winning knock to take India home. The right-handed batter stayed unbeaten on 73 off 45 deliveries, with the help of 10 boundaries, including a six.
All-rounder duo of Deepak Hooda (21) and Ravindra Jadeja (21 not out) chipped in with some valuable contributions to help hosts register a whitewash over Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series.
Earlier, India restricted the tourists for 146/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Avesh Khan was the pick of the bowler for the home team, taking a couple of wickets for 23 runs in his quota of 4 overs, including a maiden. Harshal Patel (1/29), Mohammed Siraj (1/22) and Ravi Bishnoi (1/32) bagged one wicket apiece.
For the visitors, captain Dasun Shanaka was the lone warrior, with the rest of the batters failing to stay in the middle for too long. Shanaka played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 74 runs off just 38 balls, including nine fours and a couple of six.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Whitewash complete. ✅
T20I winning streak now 1️⃣2️⃣ ✅ #TeamIndia continuing the winning habit with another commanding performance.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 27, 2022
100 on Test debut, IPL captaincy, T20 match winner for India. He's just 27, seen the lows, learnt from mistakes. Great future ahead. Iyer, what A Year. @ShreyasIyer15
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 27, 2022
Shreyas Iyer has scored 204 runs in the 3-match T20I series v SL. That's the most scored by an Indian in a 3-match T20I series. Suryakumar Yadav in WI T20 series & Shreyas v SL T20 series were exceptional #INDvSL
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 27, 2022
This series belonged to @ShreyasIyer15! 200+ runs, 3 half-centuries
15/15 wins on the trot for skipper Rohit Sharma.
India 3-0 Sri Lanka#INDvSL
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) February 27, 2022
Three unbeaten 50+ scores in a bilateral T20I series:
Warner vs SL, 2019 – 100*, 60*, 57*
Kohli vs Eng, 2021 – 73*, 77*, 80* (5 mats)
S Iyer vs SL, 2022 – 57*, 74*, 73* #INDvSL
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 27, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) February 27, 2022
That's that from the final T20I.#TeamIndia win by 6 wickets to complete a clean sweep 3-0 against Sri Lanka.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 27, 2022
57*(28) | 74*(44) | 73*(45) 🔥
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 27, 2022
🇮🇳👏 THUMPING WIN! Whitewashing opponents has become a hobby for our boys these days. 😉
✅ T20Is. ⏳ Tests.
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) February 27, 2022
India complete a 3-0 clean sweep 🙌
— ICC (@ICC) February 27, 2022
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 27, 2022
The hero of India in the T20 series against Sri Lanka:
57*(28) in first T20I
74*(44) in second T20I
73*(45) in third T20I
The show of Shreyas Iyer. pic.twitter.com/xfYQoY8wiQ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 27, 2022