India sensationally completed a tour sweep over neighbors Sri Lanka, becoming the first visiting team to do so and the second team overall.
India won the toss and elected to field. Sri Lanka got off to a flying start but lost Tharanga early to Bhuvaneswar Kumar.
Munaweera then came to the crease and continued the strokeplay along with Dickwella. Sri Lanka was flying high at 46-1 after 4 overs. But once again was story continued for Sri Lanka, as Dickwella, after getting a good start was clean bowled by Bumrah.
Sri Lanka continued to score at a good pace but kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
But some late onslaught from Priyanjan and tail ender Udana saw the hosts get to 170/9 which is a par score at the R Premadasa.
In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 scalps, but was way too expensive at 11 runs per over.
Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/20 off his 4 overs. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah took a wicket a piece.
India got it easy
In the second innings, KL Rahul opened the batting for India with Rohit Sharma in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan.
India too got off to a good start but lost Rohit Sharma in the third over. Soon KL Rahul too departed. But Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey together put on 119 runs to see Indian comfortably win with 4 balls to spare.
Manish Pandey got to his maiden T20 50 where as the captain’s 82 made him the second player in T20 to cross 1000 runs
India take on Australia in ten days time in the ODI series which will be the real test of this new look young Indian side.
Sri Lanka on the other hand will face Pakistan in a full series.