India wrapped up the series on Saturday night by beating Sri Lanka by seven wickets, rendering tonight’s match a dead rubber.
After some reserved displays in the sweep of West Indies, India now appear to be playing more freely and are finding runs with greater liberty in this series.
In the second T20I, they did allow Sri Lankans a big total of 183 but then made up for it by chasing it down expertly in just over 17 overs.
Shreyas Iyer was the star of the show with an unbeaten 74 off just 44 balls. He was well supported by the veteran presence of Ravindra Jadeja (45* off 18).
The series is in the bag, which presents Indian management with the good dilemma of either to aim for a whitewash or experiment.
Sri Lankan batters finally delivered in the second T20I, scoring freely and posting a sizable total of 183 for 5 but then their bowlers deserted them.
Apart from Lahiru Kumara (2 for 31), everyone else looked helpless against Iyer and Jadeja as the islanders lost their second away T20I series of the year.
Earlier, Pathum Nissanka had shown why we rate him so highly with a 75 off 53 balls. His 67-run stand for the opening wicket laid the foundation of the innings, on which captain Dasun Shanaka provided fireworks with an impressive and unbeaten 47 off just 19 balls.