India –Sri Lanka 20-20 Match, 2017

T20 I Sri Lanka v India at Colombo

Question: Ruthless Indian team have achieved a unique sweep with 9-0 against Sri Lankan cricket team. Who amongst the following teams had achieved this target firstly?
(a) Australia
(b) England
(c) New Zealand
(d) South Africa
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On the Indian Cricket Team tour of Sri Lanka, the sole Twenty-20 match between India and Sri Lanka concluded on September 6th, 2017.
  • India won the Twenty-20 match by 7 wickets.
  • Virat Kohli, who scored the highest 82 runs, was selected as Player of the Series.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal (India) was the most wicket taker (3 wickets).
  • It was Virat’s 50th Twenty-20 match.
  • Indian team has made a new record by winning 9-0 in a tour involving all three formats.
  • With this, India became the world’s first country to perform such kind of performance outside the nation.
  • India won the Test series by 3-0, ODI series by 5-0 and Twenty-20 matches by 1-0.
  • Although Australia cricket team (beat Pakistan in 2009-10) is the first team to clean sweep with 9-0 in all three formats.
  • Captaincy of Sri Lanka cricket team continued to change in this series due to the circumstances.
  • Rangana Herath and Dinesh Chandimal (regular captain) in the Test series, while Upul Tharanga (regular captain) Chamara Kapugedara and Lasith Malinga took the captaincy in one-day series.
  • The Captaincy of Twenty-20 match was in the hand of Upul Tharanga.


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