The 23-year-old India National Cricket Team express pacer Umran Malik, who plays for Jammu and Kashmir in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), bamboozled the 22-year-old Sri Lanka National Cricket Team spinner Maheesh Theekshana in the third T20I match of the series.
The series decider clash of the three-match series between the Hardik Pandya-led India National Cricket Team and Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka National Cricket Team was held at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday, January 7.
The express pacer Umran Malik had a decent day with the ball in the third T20I as he bagged 2 wickets while giving away 31 runs in 3 overs. He bowled three wides and a no-ball during his spell.
Meanwhile, on the third ball of the 16th over, Malik castled Theekshana with a 146kph stunning delivery. The express pacer bowled a length ball and the Sri Lanka player backed away to smash the ball, but he got beaten by the pace and the off-stump was knocked over.
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India Beat Sri Lanka By 91 Runs To Seal The Series
The Hardik Pandya-led India National Cricket Team defeated the Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka National Cricket Team by 91 runs in the series decider clash to seal the series by a margin of 2-1.
Notably, India won the nail-biting series opener by 2 runs and Sri Lanka won the thrilling second game by 16 runs. This was India’s 12th consecutive T20I series win at home and the last time the Men In Blue lost a bilateral T20I series at home was in 2019 when Australia beat them 2-0.
Batting first India posted 228/5 on the board with the help of an exceptional knock by Suryakumar Yadav and amazing performances by Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill and Axar Patel.
The target seemed too big for the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team and the Dasun Shanaka-led side were bundled out for 137. Arshdeep Singh bagged three wickets while Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya picked up two wickets each and Axar Patel bagged one wicket.
IND vs SL: Watch – Umran Malik Knocks Back Maheesh Theekshana’s Stump With A 146 Kph Thunderbolt In Series Decider Rajkot T20I: