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IND vs SL Live Score, 3rd T20I: India win by 91 runs, take the series 2-1

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 07, 2023 22:45 IST

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 3rd T20I: India has won the match in convincing fashion with a 91-run margin over Sri Lanka. A brilliant performance by Suryakumar Yadav and co helped India post a huge total and the bowlers backed it up excellently. With this, India has won it's 12th consecutive home series in the T20I format. Follow Sportskeeda for IND vs SL Live Score for the 3rd T20I

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22:45 (IST)7 JAN 2023

That's all from our end for the coverage of India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I. We hope you enjoyed the live for this game. We will be back with another dose of cricketing action, till then, goodbye.

22:43 (IST)7 JAN 2023

India captain

Hardik Pandya, India captain: I think he (SKY) has been surprising everyone every innings that he is batting. He is just telling us that batting is so easy. If I were bowling to him, I'd be disheartened on seeing his batting. Special mention to Rahul Tripathi - the ball was doing something but he showed great intent. Then SKY did his thing. You don't need to tell him anything, he knows what to do. If there is any situation where he is unsure, we have our chats but more often than not, he knows what to do. I'm really proud of him (Axar), the way he is batting down the order and hitting. This will give a lot of confidence to him and the team as well. My motto in life as captain has been that I'll back my players. These are the best T20 cricketers in India and that's why they are here. There is no space for doubting in this format and we're backing the players properly. The way we played in the series is pleasing, we didn't even play 50 percent of our game in the second game but we still fought well.

22:42 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Sri Lanka captain

Dasun Shanaka, Sri Lanka captain: Before coming here, I wasn't in form. From the start of this series, I got in good form. Happy with my own performance. The way the boys fought in this series, lots of positives. I had a finger injury, that's the reason I didn't bowl in this series but looking forward to bowling in the ODIs. Wishing the Indian team well, especially Surya who was too good. In the field, I want to keep calm and let the boys learn. When I come to bat, it's a different game.

22:41 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Axar Patel:

Axar Patel: Feel happier when the team benefits from my batting (when compared to bowling). Didn't do anything different for this series, just that the captain gave me a lot of confidence in the dugout. He tells me to play freely and tells me that he is there to protect me. We do a lot of planning during team meetings but sometimes things do go wrong and I just focus on doing my plans properly.

22:41 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Player of the Series

Axar Patel has been adjudged the player of the series for his stellar performance.

22:39 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav: It's really important to put pressure on yourself when you are preparing for a game. If you do that in practice, it gets a little easier while playing the game. There is a lot of hard work involved but it's about doing quality practice sessions. You should know what your game is and prepare accordingly. Boundaries behind are like 50-60 meters, so I was targeting them. There are some shots that are pre-determined but you need to have other shots too so that if the bowler changes his plan, you can have an answer. He (Dravid) just lets me enjoy myself. He tells me to just enjoy and express myself.

22:38 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Player of the Match

Suraykumar Yadav has been adjudged the player of the match for his knock of 112*.

22:12 (IST)7 JAN 2023

India win the series!

Arshdeep Singh uproots Madushanka's wickets and India has won the game as well as the series by a huge margin of 91 runs!

22:12 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Sri Lanka tumbling

Another one bites the dust as Sri Lanka loses it's 9th wicket!

22:07 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Rajitha hits it down the ground

Beautiful shot from Rajitha, delightful to watch the tailender hit like this. He gets a boundary.

21:59 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Sri Lanka 7 down

Hardik Pandya gets his second scalp of the match as he sends Karunaratne back to the pavilion and the visitors are in all sorts of trouble with the tail out on the crease along with the captain.

21:56 (IST)7 JAN 2023

14 overs completed

Sri Lanka stands at 122-6 after 14 overs and need another 107 runs in the next six overs to win.

21:55 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Shanaka goes out of the park

The Sri Lankan captain is in the arc here and it's not over yet till he is at the crease. Shanaka smacks it over the ropes for a six.

21:49 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Sri Lanka reaches 100 runs

After 12 overs, Sri Lanka stands at 102-5. They need another 127 runs in 47 balls. The RRR has risen up to a daunting 16.

21:47 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Sri Lanka loses half its side

Its five down now as Chahal picks up his second wicket in the form of Dhananjaya. Things don't seem to go Sri Lanka's way at the moment.

21:45 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Sri Lanka going downhill

Since the wicket of Asalanka, things have been pretty quiet for Sri Lanka as they haven't scored much. Can they gain some momentum or will the Indian bowlers continue the pressure building?

21:38 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Chahal bags his first wicket

Chahal starts with a wicket on just his 3rd delivery with a wide delivery and an outstanding catch by Mavi.

21:25 (IST)7 JAN 2023

After 7 overs

Sri Lanka is scoring at a tick over 8 RPO, but they need much more than that here as the required RR has gone over 13 now. The score is 58-3.

21:21 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Hardik Pandya strikes!

Avishka Fernando goes back as well, India hs picked up three wickets in quick succession and Sri Lanka is surely losing it's way.

21:18 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Arshdeep Singh strikes!

Arshdeep Singh has sent the second opener, Nissanka back into the Sri Lankan hut and the visitors lose their second wicket. India on top here.

21:12 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Axar Patel strikes!

Axar gets in with the ball and gets the big fish Kusal Mendis for 23 runs! India have their first breakthrough and the score reads 44-1.

21:09 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Mavi brought in to bowl

After going for a boundary on the first delivery, Mavi pulled things back pretty well by letting out just 6 runs of the over. Its 37-0 after 4.

21:03 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Huge one for Sri Lanka

A highly productive over the Sri Lankan team, 14 runs came off the Hardik Pandya over and it's 31-0 after three.

21:02 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Two sixes to Pandya

Kusal Mendis is hitting it out of the park and its the Indian captain who is on the receiving end here. Two maximums in a row has Sri Lanka on track at the moment.

20:55 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Arshdeep Singh into the attack

Arshdeep Singh has been brought in to bowl the second over. Can he get back in the groove after the last game's horror?

20:52 (IST)7 JAN 2023

First boundary for Sri Lanka

Kusal Mendis gets underway with a boundary to Hardik Pandya. After the first over, Sri Lanka is 6-0.

20:50 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Sri Lankan batsmen come out

Kusal Mendis, and Pathum Nissanka open the innings for Sri Lanka. Will they be able to get the most out of the batting powerplay here?

20:48 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Sri Lanka needs 229 to win

It's a big task in front of Sri Lanka as they have a target of 229 runs in front. Can their batsmen give them the right start in the second innings?

20:35 (IST)7 JAN 2023

India finish at 228

Suryakumar ends the Indian innings with another unconventional shot on the leg-side. After 20, India has scored 228-5.

20:33 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Suryakumar slaps it for six!

He is going here, there, everywhere! Another big one from the centurion on the off-side this time!

20:30 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Axar gets two boundaries

Axar gets into the act as well with two fours in two back-to-back deliveries! India is 210 on the board now.

20:28 (IST)7 JAN 2023

SKY scores his 3rd century

SKY gets to three figures for the third time in T20Is in 10 months time. This one came in just 45 balls, he is truly in incredible form!

20:26 (IST)7 JAN 2023

India raech 200!

A tight over after a long time with just 6 runs coming from the Theekshana over. India reach 200 runs and SKY is not out on 99!

20:23 (IST)7 JAN 2023

India inching towards 200!

India stands at 194-5 with 18 balls left in the innings. How much more can the duo of SKY, and Axar Patel add here?

20:21 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Deepak Hooda dismissed

In search of scoring quickly, Hooda gets out after scoring a boundary. India are five down with 3 and a half overs left.

20:18 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Bowlers are clueless right now

SKY is the question which Sri Lanka can't answer at the moment as he is hitting every bowler everywhere on the ground! He is inching a century here!

20:16 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Hardik gets out for 4 runs

The Indian skipper has to walk back to the pavilion for jus 4 runs. India loses their 4th wicket.

20:13 (IST)7 JAN 2023

SKY dealing in sixes

Suryakumar Yadav is going on every region of the SCA stadium, he is getting himself into great position here. Six runs to him, and he moves into the 80s now!

20:11 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Hardik Pandya joins the crease

The Indian skipper Hardik Pandya is now out at the crease, can he support SKY and get going with his natural ability to clear the fence? After 15 overs, India is 164-3.

20:09 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Shubman Gill misses out on 50

After two smacking boundaries and a six, Gill gets castled by Hasaranga as he picks up his first of the match! Gill gets dismissed for a well made 46 runs.

20:05 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Lofted for six!

A gentle loft from SKY sails the ball for another biggie! India reaches 150 runs in just 14 overs.

20:04 (IST)7 JAN 2023

It's run galore in Rajkot

SKY is making batting look like a child's play here, scoring runs for fun! A four and a six against Theekshana gets him into the 70s now.

20:02 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Big over for India

18 runs off the Madushanka over! India is going at a rapid pace with 131 on the board after 13 overs.

20:01 (IST)7 JAN 2023

SKY is toiling with the bowling

SKY goes on the leg-side this time, the true 360 degree player for you!

20:00 (IST)7 JAN 2023

SKY gets to his fifty

A smash over extra cover earns SKY four more and his reaches his fifty in just 26 balls!

19:58 (IST)7 JAN 2023

SKY goes behind the keeper!

Suryakumar goes where he lies it the most, a scoop on the back side for a 75 m six! SKY falls as he plays the shot, incredible by the Indian batsman!

19:56 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Productive over for India

9 runs came off Hasaranga's over, India stands at 113-2 after 12.

19:51 (IST)7 JAN 2023

SKY gets India past 100 runs

Its a carnage by SKY, a four and then a meaty strike gest India past 100!

19:47 (IST)7 JAN 2023

Tight over from Theekshana

Just 7 runs off the over with 5 singles and a double. India is going at a pace with 92 runs on the board at the halfway mark.

19:41 (IST)7 JAN 2023

India on a roll

Suryakumar punches the ball away for another boundary. Sri Lanka is finding it difficult to keep the ball away from the ropes here. India is going well at 85-2 after 9 overs.
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