Nissanka, who scored 75 runs off 53 balls, and Shanaka’s 41 off just 18 balls, powered Sri Lanka to a total that seemed far from reality as the host nation had lost the middle-order in quick succession. Credit to the swing and seam by the Indian bowling line up but the hosts couldn’t keep up the momentum against Nissanka. Sri Lanka has set a total of 160 runs for the Indian side. If India manages to clinch the seemingly possible chase, it will add yet another consecutive series win under its belt under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Shanaka finished off the innings in style with a six on the last ball after smashing Harshal Patel for 23 runs in the final over.
Despite a slow start and sudden downfall after losing three wickets in quick succession, Sri Lanka has managed to steal the show as Nishanka and Shanaka have put up a power display against the quality Indian bowling.