Twitter reactions as Wanindu Hasaranga leads SL series win over India | Wanindu Hasaranga produces great performance to lead SL to T20I series win over India
Wanindu Hasaranga, the world’s second-ranked T20I bowler, produced yet another terrific display to lead Sri Lanka to a drought-breaking bilateral series win over rivals India.
The classy leg-spinner continues to grab attention of T20 league scouts around the world as he spun webs around the Indian batsmen, who were limited to just 81 despite not even being bowled out. Birthday-boy Hasaranga’s 4/9 are the sixth-best T20I figures for any Sri Lankan, and the best ever figures by any bowler against India in men’s T20Is. One feels that will soon join Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath and Lasith Malinga as Sri Lankans with a five-wicket haul in T20I cricket.
India felt the full force of fielding a depleted batting lineup. 81/8 is their third-lowest total in T20Is, and their lowest against Sri Lanka. Also, it is the second-lowest total by a full member nation while batting their entire 20 overs, behind only the West Indies’ 79/7 against Zimbabwe in 2010.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions to Harasanga’s great performance, as well as the fact that Sri Lanka have achieved their first T20I series win over India.