India beat Sri Lanka by 3-0 yesterday and equaled the record of Romania and Afghanistan of 12 straight wins in T20Is
India’s stellar show under the leadership of Rohit Sharma continued to bloom, as they handed another series whitewash to the visiting team at home. The series summed up the dominance of the Men in Blue, and the energy they radiate to overwhelm their counterparts. All the respective units, be it bowling, batting as well as fielding outplayed SL in all three games.
Youngster Ravi Bishnoi, who had a terrific start to his international career against West Indies, continued to glare and trouble SL batters. While Ishan Kishan, who struggled in the WI series, smacked his career-best of 89 runs during the 1st T20I. And Shreyas Iyer, who lifted the player of the series for his unbeaten knocks in all three matches. A plethora of records was made and even broken by the Indian players as well as the SL players during the three-match T20I series that concluded yesterday.
Let's have a look at records made and broken during the series:
India whitewashed twice Sri Lanka in a T20I series, one-match T20I series is excluded from this record.
Rohit Sharma became the most capped T20I player (125 games) during the 3rd T20I against SL, overtaking Shoaib Malik (124 games).
India equaled the world record of winning consecutive 12 T20I games with Afghanistan and Romania.
With 16 wins under his belt at home, Rohit Sharma has now won the most T20Is at home as captain.
Shreyas Iyer struck three half-centuries in all three matches of this T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Shreyas Iyer (204) became the only fifth player to score 200 or more in a three-match T20I series after Colin Munro (223), David Warner (217), Glenn Maxwell (211), Hazratullah Zazai (204).
Shreyas Iyer became the only second Indian player to score three fifties in the three-match T20I series after Virat Kohli, who had achieved the feat against Australia in their den in 2015-16.
Shreyas Iyer amassed the most number of runs (204) in the three-match T20I series, among India players by surpassing Virat Kohli, who had scored 199 in Australia during the 2015-16 T20I series.
Dasun Shanaka registered the second-highest score (74*) for a Sri Lanka captain in the third T20I match of the series, after Kumar Sangakkara, who had scored 78 in Nagpur in 2009.
Shreyas Iyer recorded his highest T20I score (74*) yesterday against Sri Lanka by surpassing his previous best score of 67 runs against England at Ahmedabad in 2021.
Sri Lanka has lost the most number of T20I games among all cricket playing nations-84. They surpassed West Indies to get a name on this unfortunate record.
India’s leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has become the leading wicket-taker (68) for India in T20Is. He surpassed Jasprit Bumrah (67) in the first game of the T20I series.
Ishan Kishan registered the third-highest individual score (89) against Sri Lanka during the 1st T20I, among India players after Rohit Sharma (118) and Shikhar Dhawan (90).
Rohit Sharma became the leading run-scorer in T20Is with 3313 runs. He overtook Martin Guptill (3299 runs) in the first T20I match in the series.
Rohit Sharma completed 50 catches in T20I cricket.
Dushmantha Chameera dismissed Rohit Sharma six times in T20Is, most for any bowler. Tim Southee is second on the list by dismissing Rohit Sharma four times.