Sri Lanka at least put up a fight. The match was alive till the 40th over. A boundary off MS Dhoni’s bat sealed the fate of the game. India, a team filled with fringe players, won the third T20I at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai to complete a 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka. Here’s the story of the match, in pictures:

Rohit Sharma finally won a toss. As is the trend in the Wankhede Stadium, India elected to bowl (Image courtesy: IANS)
Rohit Sharma finally won a toss. As is the trend in the Wankhede Stadium, India elected to bowl (Image courtesy: IANS)
Jaydev Unadkat began the slide. He got the wicket of Nirsohan Dickwella in the 2nd over of the match. He finished with figures of 4-0-15-2. He was awarded the Man of the Match and also the Man of the series. His economy rate in the series reads 4.88 (Image courtesy: AFP)
Jaydev Unadkat began the slide. He got the wicket of Nirsohan Dickwella in the 2nd over of the match. He finished with figures of 4-0-15-2. He was awarded the Man of the Match and also the Man of the series. His economy rate in the series reads 4.88 (Image courtesy: AFP)
Washington Sundar became India's youngest T20I player at 18 years and 80 days. The teenager impressed with figures of 4-0-22-1. He got the crucial wicket of Kusal Perera (Image courtesy: AFP)
Washington Sundar became India’s youngest T20I player at 18 years and 80 days. The teenager impressed with figures of 4-0-22-1. He got the crucial wicket of Kusal Perera (Image courtesy: AFP)
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Asela Gunaratne steadied the Sri Lankan ship. He got 36 and Dasun Shanaka got 29 not out as Sri Lanka limped to 135. It was not going to be enough but the bowlers had something to bowl to (Image courtesy: AFP)
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Rohit Sharma promised a lot. It seemed he will repeat the Indore magic at his home ground but he fell for 27 to Shanaka (Image courtesy: AFP)
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The 42-run stand for the third wicket between local boy Shreyas Iyer (left) and Manish Pandey laid the foundation for India before the former perished to a run-out at bowler’s end (Image courtesy: AFP)
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Dushmanta Chameera cleaned up Manish Pandey for 32 to bring Sri Lanka back in the game. India still needed 32 (Image courtesy: AFP)
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MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik’s calm saw India through in the final over. Dhoni scored the winning boundary that gave India the series 3-0 (Image courtesy: IANS)
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The Santa caps made their way in place of the usual blue ones. The most unique one was reserved for the senior-most Dhoni. India definitely made their Christmas merrier (Image courtesy: AFP)
India beat Sri Lanka 3-0 to lift T20I trophy © AFP
India beat Sri Lanka 3-0 to lift T20I trophy © AFP

Brief Scores:

Sri Lanka 135 for 7 (Asela Gunaratne 36, Dasun Shanaka  29*; Jaydev Unadkat 2 for 15) lost to India 139 for 5 (Manish Pandey 32, Shreyas Iyer 30; Dushmanta Chameera 2 for 22) by 5 wickets.

Man of the Match & Man of the Series : Jaydev Unadkat