Nidahas Twenty-20 Tri Series

Question: Who amongst the following was chosen the ‘Player of the Series’ on March 18th, 2018, in the Nidahas Twenty-20 Tri Series?
(a) Rohit Sharma
(b) Shikhar Dhawan
(c) Washington Sundar
(d) Yuzvendra Chahal
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • India-Sri Lanka-Bangladesh “Nidahas Twenty-20 Tri Series” concluded in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (March 6th – 18th, 2018)
  • This series was organized in honor of the completion of 70 years of Sri Lanka’s independence.
  • In Sinhalese language Nidahas means ‘freedom’.
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  • Finals match venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • In final, India won the prestigious tournament by defeating Bangladesh by 4 wickets.
  • ‘Man-of-the-match’ in final – Dinesh Karthik (India), made 29 runs on 8 balls.
  • ‘Player of the Series’ – Washington Sunder together with Yuzvendra Chahalfor most 8-8 wickets.
  • ‘Most runs in tournament’ – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), 204 runs.
  • In the first match, India’s Vijay Shankar made his international T20 debut.
  • In the third match Bangladesh made their highest score (215 runs) in T20.
  • Sri Lanka lost the third match and became the first country to face defeat in 50 matches in T20.
  • In the fourth match K.L. Rahul became the first Indian cricketer to be hit wicket in the T20 (bowler- Jeevan Mendis, Sri Lanka).
  • In the 6th match, Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka) became the first batsman to score five T20 half centuries against the same opposition team (Bangladesh).
  • India became the first team to win after chasing the target of the highest runs (167 runs) given to win the T20 final.
  • India’s Dinesh Karthik became the first cricketer to get win for his team by making a six at last ball in any T20 International final.
  • Nobody had done this before.
  • Although there are four cricketer prior to Kartik who made their team won by making six at the last ball.

Reference:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/1133811.html
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18547/scorecard/1133823/bangladesh-vs-india-final/
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/1133811.html?view=records
http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22715208/stats-sixes-galore-prolific-pair-kusals

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