Shikhar Dhawan quieted his faultfinders, KL Rahul sizzled as common and the trio of quick bowlers were scaring in India's disproportionate 78-run triumph over Sri Lanka in the third T20 International on Friday, fixing the arrangement 2-0. India were sent into bat by Sri Lanka commander Lasith Malinga however on a level track, the hosts dealt with a better than average 201 for 6, to a great extent due to Dhawan (52 off 36 balls) and Rahul's (54 off 36 balls) opening stand of 97 in minimal under 11 overs. Shardul Thakur (21 not out off 8 balls) utilized his long handle to a decent impact and Manish Pandey (31 off 18 balls) scarcely indicated any corrosion including 37 runs in last 2.2 overs to take the score past 200-run mark.
In answer, Sri Lanka oversaw just 123 runs in 15.5 overs as there was basically no opposition from the islanders with the bay in class being so clear.
Eight Sri Lankan batsmen neglected to arrive at twofold figures with Dhananjaya De Silva (51) and Angelo Mathews (31) including 68 for the fifth wicket.
They lost four wickets in the Powerplay overs and there was no returning from that position.
It was fundamentally because of the pace and bob created by Jasprit Bumrah (1/5 of every 2 overs), Shardul Thakur (2/19 out of 3 overs) and the consistently improving Navdeep Saini (3/28 in 3.5 overs), who again bowled an unplayable yorker to get Kusal Perera out.
Truth be told, captain Virat Kohli could be commended for advancing Sanju Samson (6) and Pandey, who have been sidelined for a very long time. While Samson cushioned his lines, Pandey did his case no mischief with a helpful thump towards the end.
Put into bat, Dhawan, who has been feeling the squeeze for quite a while crushed seven limits and a six in his 97-run opening stand with the in-structure Rahul who likewise hit an over limit alongside five fours.
In any case, the hosts endured a center request breakdown with Sri Lankan wrist spinners Wanidu Hasaranga (1-27) and chinaman Lakshan Sandakan (3-35) spun their web around the batsmen on a level track.
In any case, Pandey, playing his first round of the competition and Thakur by and by delighting in his job as a lower-request special hitter (22 not out off 8 balls; 1x4, 2x6) guaranteed that the hosts crossed 200-run mark.
Rahul set the pace playing a cut shot off opponent captain Lasith Malinga for his first limit. Dhawan got an early 'life', when Dasun Shanaka dropped one at profound square leg. Rahul, at that point hit two back to back limits, the two drives, off Angelo Mathews as India hustled to 22/0.
The guests presented off-spinner Dhananjaya De Silva in the fourth finished, yet Dhawan invited him with a four over long-on. Rahul then dispatched a Silva full-hurl over long leg for a greatest as India amassed 13 runs in it.
Dhawan switched his gears as he pounded two limits in fifth over as India arrived at group aggregate of 50. Utilizing the life, Dhawan crushed consecutive fours, slicing one over in reverse point and another through additional spread off pacer Lahiru Kumara.
The pair was drifting along well as India after 9 overs were 82/0. After two calm overs, Dhawan crushed Hasaranga over profound mid-wicket for a six.
Not long after in the wake of finishing his tenth T20I fifty, Dhawan died in the wake of giving a sitter to Dhanushka Gunathilika off Sandakan at profound mid-wicket.
Anyway his innings unquestionably will settle on Virat Kohli's decision of Rohit Sharma's accomplice hard for the up and coming Australia arrangement.
Sanju Samson (6) got his much-anticipated possibility as he was advanced at No 3 and crushed a six on the principal ball yet was caught in the front by Hasaranga as India drooped to 106/2.
Sandakan then pegged back the hosts by expelling Rahul and Shreyas Iyer (4) in the thirteenth over as the hosts were in spot of trouble at 122/4.
While Rahul was befuddled, Shreyas gave an arrival return catch to Sandakan.
Be that as it may, at that point captain Kohli (26 off 17 balls, 2x4; 1x6) and Pandey attempted to energize the innings before Kohli and Washington Sundar (0) were expelled in the eighteenth over. In any case, Shardul's trudging got India past standard score mark.