Senior leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and spin-bowling all-rounder K Gowtham have both tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka. The two were in close contact with all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who had tested positive on July 27.
Krunal, Chahal and Gowtham will stay back in Colombo, while Hardik, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar and Ishan Kishan are expected to leave for India.
Gowtham and Chahal tested positive on Friday. Earlier, they had tested negative along with the other six teammates on Thursday.
Earlier, India captain Shikar Dhawan won the toss and chose to bat first but Sri Lanka’s bowlers restricted them to 81-8 in 20 overs with Kuldeep Yadav top-scoring with 23 batting at No. 7. It was India’s third-lowest total in the shortest format of cricket.
Captain Dasun Shanaka also picked up two wickets for Sri Lanka.
In reply, Sri Lanka reached 82-3 with 33 deliveries to spare.
Dhananjaya de Silva, who carried Sri Lanka to victory in the second match on Wednesday, remained not out on 23 while Hasaranga on his 24th birthday also made 14 not out.
Indian leg-spin bowler Rahul Chahar took three wickets for 15 runs.
India was forced to field depleted sides for the last two matches after several of their players were isolated because of COVID-19. They even drafted in fast bowler Sandeep Warrier for his international debut on Thursday after he had flown in with the team as a net bowler.