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.

Reference:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-v-india-2017/engine/series/1109590.html
http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/sri-lanka-vs-india-2017-only-t20i-at-colombo-highlights-skipper-kohli-steals-show-1510747.html
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/17891/scorecard/1109610/Sri-Lanka-vs-India-Only-T20I-india-tour-of-sri-lanka/
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/17891/report/1109610/

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