Colombo: Sri Lanka crushed India by seven wickets to win the third and final T20 International and clinch the three-game series 2-1 here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday.
Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took 4/9 in his four overs to help host restrict India to 81/8 in 20 overs. The home side coasted to the total with 33 balls to spare.
India had won the ODI series 2-1.
Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bat.
India 81/8 in 20 overs (K Yadav 23 not out, W Hasaranga 4/9, D Shanaka 2/20) lost to Sri Lanka 82/3 in 14.3 overs (D de Silva 23 not out, M Bhanuka 18, R Chahar 3/15) by 7 wickets.
Tears of joy! ☺️
The wait is finally over. Welcome to international cricket, Sandeep Warrier. 👏 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 29, 2021
India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Warrier, Chetan Sakariya and Varun Chakravarthy.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dasun Shanaka (C), Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Akila Dananjaya and Dushmantha Chameera.