Clinical KL Rahul guides India to series win


Aryan Surana

KL Rahul guided India home expertly with an undefeated 64 in a tense 216-run chase as Sri Lanka ran India close before losing the series 0-2. India were steered to safer waters by a patient 75-run stand between Rahul and Hardik Pandya. The duo did not take any undue risks, with the asking rate well under control. Even after Pandya got out, Rahul stitched mini-partnerships with Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav to get the job done.

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 215 all out in 39.4 overs (Nuwanidu Fernando 50; Mohammad Siraj 3-30, Kuldeep Yadav 3-51) lost to India 219/6 (KL Rahul 64*, Hardik Pandya 36) by 4 wickets