The ongoing three-match series between India and Sri Lanka will be decided after the third match following the visitors’ win in the second game. The series stands at 1-1 at the moment.
Dasun Shanaka-led team defeated the Men in Blue by 16 runs, and the final game will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Cricket Stadium in Rajkot.
India captain Hardik Pandya has been under the scanner for his post-match gesture. He shook hands with his teammates even before the match’s last ball was bowled.
India’s defeat was almost confirmed, but the handshake generally happens after the end of the proceedings.
Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) stadium in Pune. The Asia Champions scored 206, with captain Dasun Shanaka hitting 56 in just 20 balls, while Charith Asalanka scored a 19-ball 37. Kusal Mendis also scored a fifty.
In reply, the Indian top-order again crumbled with five down on a score of 57. Axar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav brought the team back with a 91-run partnership.
Axar made 65 runs in just 31 balls, while Suryakumar scored a 36-ball 51.