[caption id="attachment_672981" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-672981" alt="Washington Sundar became India's youngest T20I player AFP " src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/sundar-.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Washington Sundar became India's youngest T20I player AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>India s youngest T20I player, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/washington-sundar">Washington Sundar</a> started proceedings in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/sri-lanka-in-india-3-t20-international-series-2017-200807/live-scores/india-vs-sri-lanka-live-cricket-score-3rd-t20i-match-184847-summary.html">third and final game</a> of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. The young-lad handed India a brilliant start, keeping in mind that Rohit Sharma asked Sri Lanka to bat on a flat track at Wankhede. <p></p> <p></p>Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella came out to open the innings. The partnership lasted just 10 balls before Jaydev Unadkat got the better of Niroshan; third time this series. Trying to hit unwind himself, Niroshan handed a simple catch to Mohammed Siraj at mid-on. <p></p> <p></p>Kusal Perera found himself in familiar territory with Tharanga in the middle. Sundar, aged <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/washington-sundar-becomes-youngest-t20i-player-for-india-672933">18 years and 80 days</a>, got rid of Kusal in his second over with a caught and bowl. Sadeera Samarawickrama came out in the middle with Sri Lanka placed in a ditch. <p></p> <p></p>Tharanga in a bid to change the flow of the game, went for a heave against Unadkat and perished. Tharanga was undone by a slower one, falling for 11. <p></p> <p></p>Asela Gunaratne joined Samarawickrama in hope of breaking India's momentum. The pair quickly snitched a 27-run stand to bring some stability to the innings helping Sri Lanka 50-mark. <p></p> <p></p>In a rarity, MS Dhoni dropped his second catch of the match, giving Gunaratne a life on 11. Almost a household name in Mumbai, while playing for Mumbai Indians, Pandya broke a blossoming stand by getting the wicket of Samarawickrama. He danced down the wicket and handed a simple catch to Dinesh Karthik for 21. <p></p> <p></p>Soon Kuldeep bagged his first wicket in the form of Danuska Gunathilaka. He made just 3. Skipper Thisara Perera did manage to brighten Sri Lanka's hope with a few boundaries but perished for 11. Mohammed Siraj, who thus far was hit for plenty, picked his second T20I wicket in Perera. <p></p> <p></p>Gunaratne kept one end held up for Sri Lanka, making a crucial 36, before falling to Pandya while hooking. He along with Dasun Shanaka absorbed pressure in the middle and helped Sri Lanka cross 100. <p></p> <p></p>Shanaka ended scoring an unbeaten 29, that enabled Sri Lanka to reach 135 for 7. Akila Dananjaya too remained not out on 11, inclusive of back-to-back boundaries in the 20th over. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Sri Lanka </strong> 135 for 7 (Asela Gunaratne 36 , Dasun Shanaka 29* ; Jaydev Unadkat 2 for 15) vs <strong>India</strong>.