Who said what: World reacts after India win the series 2-1

victorious Indian team pose with the trophy
victorious Indian team pose with the trophy

India beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to register their biggest T20I win in terms of balls remaining and clinched the three-match series 2-1. After putting Sri Lanka to bat, R Ashwin spearheaded Indian bowling and dismissed the visitors for just 82. After taking 4 wickets for 8 runs, Ashwin registered his best figures in T20I cricket.

Chasing 83, India safely sailed through with 9 wickets in hand and 37 balls to spare. Shikhar Dhawan was unbeaten on 46 and Rahane was not out on 22. After losing the first T20, India came back strongly and posted two heavy wins in the next two matches to take the series 2-1.

MS Dhoni speaks on India’s victory

β€œI feel it was a very good game, important we restricted them to a decent total. Ashwin was the pick but he was well supported by the others. In between you will lose one or two games. We want to keep playing the way we are playing,” he said in the post-match Press conference.

He also added β€œConsistency will give us the confidence. We need to be expressive, the fans will put the pressure on us but we need to take it one game at a time. Eight seasons of IPL has given us the experience. Always good to have the conditions suiting you to an extent. Spinners can come into play here, which gives us the liberty to try out a few things.”

R Ashwin spoke on his success and said β€œI hope this lasts forever. The ball is coming out pretty well. I’ve been working pretty hard, I want to contribute and attribute to the team rather than being a deficiency.

β€œI thought I would get a five-for today. The wicket had a bit of dampness in it. I have a couple of variation when using the new ball. I want to keep the batsmen guessing, and wickets makes me a different bowler. I always have the courage to flight the ball,” he added.

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