It has been a win-win for Indian cricket team at the neighbouring island nation – Sri Lanka; because after clinical victories in Tests and ODIs, team Kohli rocked it at T20 too!
The men in blue are unstoppably winning over host Sri Lankan team – be it a Test match, or an ODI or a T20 match and this is back-to-back 9th cricket match won by the Indian team against Sri Lanka; thanks to the masterclasses by dear Mr. Kohli. A delightful T20 match at Colombo score the Indian team a whitewashed record-winning score of 9-0 over the island nation. Initially, the team stuttered when opener batsmen KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma lost it early in the chase of 171 score. Taking no further risks, Kohli went down the ground to play his 50th T20 with his partner Manish Pandey.
With no surprise, Virat Kohli, the sublime skipper was at his best again, after two back-to-back centuries in the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka. Kohli and Pandey stitched together and after just 30 balls, Kohli reached half century! Soon, ndia rode on a 119-run second-wicket stand between Kohli (82) and Manish Pandey (51 not out) to achieve their target with four balls to spare! With this, Kohli broke the record of making fastest runs at T20 matches in the entire world – a truly brilliant player.
An amazing game concluded Indian team’s tour to Sri Lanka 2017 with a more-than-satisfying score of 9-0: Test series 3-0, ODI series 5-0 and T20I series 1-0. This turned out to be a historic achievement because for the first time in a bilateral series, India completed a whitewash across three formats – 3-0 in Tests, 5-0 in ODIs and 1-0 in a one-off T20 International. The string of victories made the Sri Lankan coach say “Indian team is actually as good as the blacks say it to be”. Well, it really is.