Sri Lanka defeated India by seven wickets within the third and ultimate T20I on Thursday to seal the collection 2-1. In what was an entire domination by the hosts, the bowlers did the job for the Islanders as they restricted India to a paltry whole of 82.
Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga recorded his career-best figures (4/9) and guided his facet to victory. It was Sri Lanka’s first-ever collection win over India in T20Is.
After India’s collection loss, former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria couldn’t himself from blaming India captain Shikhar Dhawan for the defeat. He termed Dhawan’s choice to bat first within the collection decider as a incorrect transfer.
“When you’ve Bhuvneshwar Kumar batting at No.6, why didn’t you win the toss and decide to bowl first? The wicket at Premadasa helps spinners and you could possibly have tried to bowl first and limit Sri Lanka to underneath 100,” he mentioned on his Youtube channel.
“When you’ve such a protracted bowling line-up, there is a bonus in the event you bowl first and limit the opposition. It was poor captaincy from Dhawan,” Kaneria added additional.
Indian batsmen are thought of probably the greatest gamers of spin, however in opposition to the likes of Hasaranga and Akila Dananjaya, Dhawan & Co. struggled to attain runs.
The cricketer-turned-analyst felt that Indian batters gifted their wickets to Hasaranga.
“Hasaranga was good, however the Indian batsmen performed a number of awkward pictures. Hasaranga demolished the Indian batting. He proved why he’s the No.2 ranked T20I bowler. However I feel the batsmen gifted wickets to him. If they’d have performed him rigorously and knocked him round for singles if they’d have scored 130-140 with the form of bowlers that they had, they might have been extra aggressive,” Kaneria signed off.