Ind vs SL 3rd ODI Highlights today Friday, 7-23-2021 – 3rd ODI (D/N), India tour of Sri Lanka (ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League) from R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
India have won the toss and opted to bat.
Shikhar Dhawan has won the toss and he celebrates it with a thigh-five before saying he wants to bat first as the wicket is dry. “We have got six changes and five debutants,” he says. Navdeep Saini comes in apart from the five aforementioned debutants. “We have got three changes,” Dasun Shanaka says. “Praveen Jayawickrama, Ramesh Mendis, and Akila Dananjaya are in.”
India team: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 3 Sanju Samson (wk), 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Suryakumar Yadav, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Nitish Rana, 8 K Gowtham, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Navdeep Saini, 11 Chetan Sakariya.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Avishka Fernando, 2 Minod Bhanuka (wk), 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4 Dhanajaya de Silva, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7 Ramesh Mendis, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Akila Dananjaya, 11 Praveen Jayawickrama.
Post Match Presentation.
Avishka Fernando is the Player of the Match. “If we had done well in the second match, we would have won the series,” he says. “I am very happy for the Player-of-the-Match award today though. After the England tour, I worked on my batting and that has helped. We have a very young side and going forward I believe we will do well.”
Dasun Shanaka: Congratulation to India for the series win. It was a very good series throughout. Young guys showed a lot of maturities, both with bat and ball and that’s what I expect from them. It’s a big win for fans, they were waiting for years for this win; we have won against India at home after quite some time.
Suryakumar Yadav is the Player of the Series. “I think I have been doing the same thing for last two years,” he says. “I wanted to score big in the last two games but… The atmosphere in the camp is really positive. Really looking forwards to the T20I series.”
Shikhar Dhawan: Things didn’t go our way after the rain break. We had a good start but lost too many wickets in the middle. Think we were 50 runs short. I am glad that they made their debut because everyone has been in quarantine for a long time. So we had that opportunity today having sealed the series. I always analyze where I can improve and get better. We were positive about defending the target but at the same time, we knew we were 50 runs short. I am happy with the way the boys fought.