Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took four gates on his 24th birthday celebration to aid Sri Lanka surge India by seven arches on Thursday and declare the three-match Twenty20 collection 2-1.
Hasaranga returned career-best T20 numbers of 4-9 with his leg-spin as India ended up on a puny 81-8, an overall Sri Lanka revamped in 14.3 overs in Colombo.
Dhananjaya de Silva, unbeaten on 23, and also Hasaranga, 14 not out, steered the group home after Indian leg-spinner Rahul Chahar sent back Sri Lanka’s top three including wicketkeeper-batsman Minod Bhanuka for 18.
Hasaranga was the star of the day after his twin strikes, including Sanju Samson for nought in the 5th over of India’s innings, placed Sri Lanka in charge.
Captain Shikhar Dhawan was out for nought in the first over off speed bowler Dushmantha Chameetra after India chose to bat initially.
Number seven Kuldeep Yadav made an unbeaten 23 to take India past their lowest-ever T20 score of 74 versus Australia in 2008.
The total was India’s cheapest versus the island nation after they were bowled out for 101 in 2016.
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka took two arches including a sharp captured and also bowled to send back Nitish Rana for six.
Sri Lanka on Wednesday bounced back from an opening loss to win the 2nd match, delayed by eventually after India’s Krunal Pandya tested positive for the coronavirus, putting him in isolation together with 8 close get in touches with.
India won the three-match 50-over collection 2-1 after its beginning was pushed back by five days because of a Covid-19 outbreak in the Sri Lankan camp.