India were absolutely clinical on the Sri Lanka Tour, wherein they won all the nine global matches, which included a 3-0 Test series whitewash, a 5-0 ODI series whitewash and a comfortable win the lone T20I. What the situation also did was make the match nearly routine for the Indian captain where he can guide the team to a win like he has done in so many numerous chases.
Sri Lanka had earlier put up a competitive total of 170 for 7.
The Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav applied the brakes on the opposition's run rate apart from snaring five wickets between them. This is very bad home series for Sri Lanka as they didn't register their single win in this tournament.
Virat Kohli's 82: The Indian openers failed, but Kohli was nearly predictably fantastic.
However, Karthik, who probably heard only "India" from Pycroft, announced "Heads, it is" and went straight to Kohli to know his decision. Who will score more runs? The batsman was given not-out by the on-field umpire but India chose to review the decision and TV replays showed the ball had brushed the bat.
Thirimane's 102-ball knock was laced with three boundaries and one six, while Mathews' innings from 98 deliveries included four fours. His leading edge went straight into the gloves of India wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and the Sri Lanka skipper fell short of his half-century.
Along with this, Kohli also became the third highest run scorer in T20 internationals, just behind McCullum (2140 runs) and Tilakaratne Dilshan (1889 runs). He scored 40 and added 36 with Isuru Udana (19) for the eighth wicket. Overall, he hit seven fours and a six. At that point of time India were just 10 runs away from the victory target.
Jasprit Bumrah then clean bowled Niroshan Dickwella for 17 do reinforce India's strong start.
Sometimes bowling was considered as a weak link to Team India.
Sri Lanka got off to a decent start scoring 23 runs in the first two overs.