Kohli, Bumrah break records as India win Sri Lanka series 2-0

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Indian batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the third T20 match between Sri Lanka and India at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Photo: PTI

The Indian team reached several milestones during the third and final T20 International against Sri Lanka in Pune on Friday (January 11) including Virat Kohli becoming the quickest to reach 11,000 international runs as a captain.

Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah too achieved a milestone by becoming India’s highest wicket-taker in the T20 Internationals after he dismissed Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka.

The right-handed batsman, who needed just a run to achieve the rare milestone, thus took it off Lakshan Sandakan ball and became the sixth international captain to reach the feat and the second Indian after talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Kohli has joined the elite list followed by Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith, Dhoni, Allan Border, and Stephen Fleming.

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Bumrah has now 53 T20 wickets to his name from 45 T20 internationals. Wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (52 wickets from 37 matches) and ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (52 wickets from 46 matches) are the joint second-highest on the list.

Bumrah, who was injured, returned to international cricket from the ongoing series against Sri Lanka.

He had figures of 1/32 in the second T20 at Indore, which the hosts had won by seven wickets. The Gujarat pacer returned with figures of 1-5 in two overs in the third and final game here and made his comeback a memorable one.

India lead the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after registering a comprehensive seven-wicket win in Indore on Tuesday.

The first T20I in Guwahati was washed out without a ball being bowled.

(With inputs from agencies)

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