England thrashed Sri Lanka by 89 runs in the third and final T20I of the series on Saturday to clean sweep the visitors in the three-match series 3-0. The Sri Lankan team has been performing poorly in the last few series. This trend has not stopped even on the soil of England and the team has suffered a clean sweep by defeating all three matches of the T20 series.
Talking about the third and final T20 match of the series, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first and could not stop the hosts from scoring a big total. England scored 180 runs for six wickets in the allotted 20 overs. David Malan (76 runs, 48 balls, five fours, four sixes) scored the most runs for the team while he was supported by Jonny Bairstow (51 runs, 43 balls, five fours, one six).
Dushmanta Chamira took four wickets for 17 runs for Sri Lanka. In reply, Sri Lanka lost the match after being bundled out for 91 runs in 18.5 overs. Binura Fernando scored the highest 20 runs for the visiting team, while David Willey took three and Sam Curran took two wickets. Now the ODI series between the two countries will start from Tuesday. Both the batsman and the bowling of Sri Lanka’s team are not in rhythm at this time.
David Malan, who scored 76 runs in 48 balls in the last T20 match against Sri Lanka, got the title of Player of the Match. At the same time, Sam Curran got the title of Player of the Series. He took 5 wickets in three matches of the series and as a batsman he scored a total of 25 runs in two innings of three matches, which included two fours and a six. Now a three-match ODI series is to be played between the two countries.