Sri Lanka spinners led by leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga rattled a depleted Indian batting to engineer a 2-1 series victory with a seven-wicket win in the third T20 International in Colombo on Thursday. Batting first, India playing with at least two batsmen short were restricted to their third lowest total of 81 for 8 with Hasaranga getting 4 for 9 in 4 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka reached the target in 14.3 overs with Dhananjaya De Silva (23 ) scoring bulk of the runs. Rahul CHahar finished with 3/15 in 4 overs. Brief Scores: India 81/8 in 20 overs (Wanindu Hasaranga 4/9). Sri Lanka 82 for 3 in 14.3 overs (Dhananjaya de Silva 23 batting, Rahul Chahar 3/15). Catch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs India, third T20 here.
9:46 PM IST: Sri Lanka's chase starts with Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka in the middle; Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the ball in hand for India to defend 82-run target
8:00 PM IST: Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad to start the innings for India. This is a fresh wicket so scoring is likely to be easy. Dushmantha Chameera has the ball in hand for Sri Lanka. Scroll down for live commentary
7:55 PM IST: While a young India side will look for the series win against hosts Sri Lanka here in final T20, far away in the land of rising sun, Japan, PV Sindhu and India's men's hockey team kept the country's flag flying high. Check out July 29th highlights and results here.
7:48 PM IST: Here's an update from BCCI on Navdeep Saini's injury
UPDATE: Navdeep Saini suffered a left shoulder injury while fielding during the second T20I vs Sri Lanka on 28th July.July 29, 2021
7:40 PM IST: One change for Sri Lanka too, Pathum Nissanka comes in for injured Isuru Udana.
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Ramesh Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya
India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Warrier, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar
7:31 PM IST: India have won the toss and have opted to bat first. Warrier replaces injured Navdeep Saini
7:25 PM IST: Sandeep Warrier all set to make debut for India gets the cap in the team huddle
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7:10 PM IST: Hello and welcome to the coverage of the SL vs IND 3rd T20.
Navdeep Saini was injured yesterday, so India might be forced to make yet another change. Will it be one of the net bowlers? Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Simarjeet Singh, Arshdeep Singh and R Sai Kishore - have been included in the main team