India were absolutely clinical on the Sri Lanka Tour, wherein they won all the nine worldwide matches, which included a 3-0 Test series whitewash, a 5-0 ODI series whitewash and a comfortable win the lone T20I.
Team India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday broke numerous records during his match-winning knock of 82 against Sri Lanka in the one-off T20 here.
India did not start well in the chase as they lost Rohit Sharma (nine) and KL Rahul (24) early.
In the early part of the evening, Sri Lanka rode on Munaweera's entertaining 29-ball fifty to post a challenging total.
The tourists had whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Tests and 5-0 in the one-day internationals, and followed all of that up with another dominant display in the one-off T20 clash.More news: Taking Nigeria out of recession not by accident - Lai Mohammed
Kohli has built up a formidable batting reputation while chasing and the India captain once again came up with a 54-ball masterclass, hitting seven boundaries and a six, to anchor India's chase.
Initially fifth on the list, Virat Kohli toppled Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad when he added 32 runs to his tally and then overhauled Martin Guptill's 1806 runs as he touched 59 runs.
Speaking about his own innings in T20I, he said, "I look to back my strengths in T20 cricket, look to play good cricketing shots". Sri Lanka scored 170 runs in 7 overs for the loss of 20 overs. But at the end of the 15th over, with 38 more needed, the Sri Lankans too had accepted the inevitable and were probably left ruing not capitalising in the middle overs. Pandey remained unbeaten on a stroke-filled 51.
India eye another ruthless victory against Sri Lanka in the one-off T20 worldwide match in Colombo today. At that point of time India were just 10 runs away from the victory target.
Australia are a much stronger side than Sri Lanka, and one can expect the selectors to pick the best possible squad to beat the Kangaroos. So, I was confident about myself and obviously, it was a great feeling if you take wickets for your team and help the team to win wearing the India jersey. Also while McCullum reached the feat in 71 matches, Dilshan took 80 games to go second; on the other hand, Kohli reached the third spot in only 50 T20Is.