Indian batsmen are helping their side cruise after their bowlers did brilliantly to restrict Sri Lanka to 135/7 in 20 overs in the third and final Twenty20 After India won the toss and opted to field, Jaydev Unadkat and debutant Washington Sundar bowled beautifully to put the visitors on the backfoot.

Then Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya also stemmed the run flow and picked up wickets. For Sri Lanka, Asela Gunaratne tried to provide some stability, top-scoring with 36 while Dasun Shanaka remained unbeaten on 29, hitting the only two sixes of their innings.

India took time but eventually chased down the modest target of 136 runs in 19.2 overs to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The hosts completed 3-0 series whitewash with the thrilling victory.

Senior batsmen MS Dhoni (16 not out) and Dinesh Karthik (18 not out) took India home with four balls to spare in the end. The duo added a match-winning unbeaten 31 runs for the sixth wicket.