India achieved a unique 9-0 cleansweep in the Sri Lanka away tour as Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey guided the Men in Blue to a seven wicket win over the hosts in the one-off T20.Virat Kohli slammed his 17th fifty as India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets to win the one-off T20I. Having won the Test series 3-0 and the ODIs 5-0, Virat Kohli’s men achieved a perfect 9-0 sweep in the tour.
India captain Virat Kohli termed their tour wash of Sri Lanka as ‘very special’ after guiding India to a seven-wicket win in the one-off T20I in Colombo on Wednesday. Kohli was declared Man of the Match for his 54-ball 82 as well as Man of the Series for a fantastic effort throughout the tour. Kohli and Manish Pandey (51*) stitched a 119-run stand for the third wicket that effectively finished the match.
The Indian skipper’s 54-ball knock with seven fours and a six, after back-to-back centuries (131 and 110 not out) in the last two ODI wins at the R Premadasa Stadium, sealed the game by seven wickets.India reached 174 for three in 19.2 overs in reply to Sri Lanka’s 170 for seven after Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl. The game was delayed by 40 minutes due to rain in the day.