New Delhi: Against Team India, Sri Lanka not only won the third and last T20 match by 7 wickets but also captured the series 2-1. Wanindu Hasaranga bowled well in this match.
The havoc of Hasranga
Wanindu Hasaranga, on his 24th birthday, showed 4 Indian batsmen the way to the pavilion by giving just 9 runs in a spell of 4 overs. This is the best performance by any ICC foot time member country bowler in T20 International.
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2 awards received on birthday
Wanindu Hasaranga was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ and ‘Man of the Series’ award for his superb bowling. With this, he equaled the unique record of India’s greatest player, Sachin Tendulkar.
Equals Sachin’s record
Sachin Tendulkar played a memorable innings of 134 runs in the final of the Coca-Cola Cup against Australia in Sharjah on 24 April 1998, on his birthday. Due to this, he was given the ‘Man of the Match’ and ‘Man of the Series’ award.
Wanindu Hasaranga is the Player of the Match & the Player of the Series on his birthday. The only other person I remember who was Player of the Match & Player of the Series on his birthday: Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 in Sharjah #SLvIND
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) July 29, 2021
Team India defeated in front of Hasranga
Due to the superb bowling of Wanindu Hasaranga, the Indian team could score only 81 runs in the third T20 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Sri Lanka achieved the victory with 33 balls remaining.