Ashwin's 4-wkt haul helps India thrash Sri Lanka in final T20, bag series 2-1

Visakhapatnam: India registered an easy nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the final T20 match to clinch the three-match series 2-1 here on Sunday.

Earlier, Opting to bowl first, India bundled out Lanka for a paltry 82. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin emerged as 'Man of the match' as he stunned the Sri Lankan batsmen in a mesmerising spell (4-1-8-4). He also received the 'Man of the series' for his fabulous bowling performance throughout the tournament. Brief scores:      Sri Lanka: 82 all out in 18 overs (Dasun Shanaka 19; Ravichandran Ashwin 4/8).      India: 84 for one wicket in 13.5 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 46 not out, Ajinkya Rahane 22 not out; Dushmantha Chameera 1/14)

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