IND vs Sri Lanka: Every Record Broken In T20Is By India

With the help of Shreyas Iyyer’s thunderous batting, India recorded a convincing victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final T20 cricket match played at Dharamsala on Sunday. With this, India won the three-match series 3-0.

Shreyas Iyer scored a half-century in all three matches of the series. He hit 57 in the first T20 while he played an unbeaten 74 in the second T20. In the third and final T20, he hit an unbeaten 73 off 45 balls to help India win the match by 148 for four in 16.5 overs with 19 balls to spare.

Chasing 146 for victory, the Indian team did not have a good start. Captain Rohit Sharma, who was in the opening with Sanju Samson, was dismissed for just five runs. However, Shreyas Iyyer, who came down to bat after that, batted brilliantly and scored a half-century in this match.

This is his third consecutive half-century. However, Sanju Samson was dismissed for 18. Deepak Hooda was then dismissed for 21, Venkatesh Aiyar for 5, but Shreyas (73 not out) saved one wicket. He teamed up with Ravindra Jadeja (22, not out) to lead India to victory.

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Shreyas Iyer scored a total of 204 runs in the three-match series and was declared the Player of the Series. Before India beat Sri Lanka 3-0, they also beat West Indies and New Zealand by the same margin.

IND vs Sri Lanka

At the same time, India has increased its dominance at home in limited-overs cricket. Let’s take a look at some of its statistics.

  • This is India’s 12th consecutive victory in T20. With this, India has equalled the record of Afghanistan. India is formerly the only Test-playing team in Afghanistan to have won 12 T20 matches in a row.
  • This is the second series in which Team India has whitewashed Sri Lanka in the T20 series in India. Earlier, India also whitewashed Sri Lanka in 2017-18.
  • Team India has whitewashed three teams in a three-match T20 series in India. Including Sri Lanka (2017-18 and 2022), West Indies (2018-19, 2021-22), and New Zealand (2021-2022). 
  • Rohit Sharma is the only Indian cricketer to have played more than 100 international T20 matches. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played 98 matches, and Virat Kohli has played 97 matches. 
  • Rohit Sharma was named captain of the Indian T20 team in November. After accepting the role of full-time captain, Rohit Sharma has yet to lose a single match.
  • Indian captain Rohit Sharma has become the Player to play the most international T20 matches. The third T20 match against Sri Lanka was Rohit’s 125th match. With this, he has broken the record of Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (124 matches).

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