India has one the T20 International series against Sri Lanka with a hat trick.
In the first T20I, India won by 93 runs with a result of 180/3 in 20 overs, while Sri Lanka made 87 runs all out in 16 overs. The second T20I ended with India winning by 88 runs. India totaled 260/5 in 20 overs, and Sri Lanka ended with 172 runs all out in 17.2 overs.
The final match of the three-game T20I series saw India win by five wickets. Sri Lanka ended with 135/7 in 20 overs, and India got 138/5 in 19.2 overs.
Trophy Goes to Indian Team
The trophy was awarded to the Indian cricket team. Rohit Sharma received the trophy, and took it over to his team. The team were wearing Santa hats, getting into the spirit of the holiday.
India has plenty to celebrate. The team has shown good results, with only a few glitches, during Sri Lanka’s tour on their home ground. They have also had a good year, and are looking forward to 2018.
Player of the Series – Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat was announced as the player of the match in the third T20I. He was also awarded the Player of the Series.
The 26 year old bowler took his first international wicket during the third T20I. While Unadkat has done very well in domestic cricket, his debut T20I in Zimbabwe last year was not a highlight of his career. He was dropped from the side after the Zimbabwe match in which he conceded 43 runs, and India lost.
During the Ranji Trophy in 2015/16, he came into his own again, after which he played for Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League.
In the final game of the series, Unadkat bowled 4-0-15-2, helping the Indian team to win the match.
After the game in Mumbai, he said: “This series has definitely helped me gain the confidence needed at the international level. I have done well in domestic cricket so it was all about doing well just once to get that confidence. It was just not coming to me when I played for India before. But yes, this series has definitely been a turnaround for me. I really needed this at this point in my career.”