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India recorded their first-ever win in a Twenty20 International at the Wankhede Stadium when they edged out Sri Lanka by five wickets to complete a clean sweep of the three-match series here on Sunday.

The hosts restricted the visitors to a modest 135 and then hit off the required runs in 19.2 overs to claim a hard- fought victory.

Sri Lankan hopes to end the miserable tour on a high were raised when India struggled in a 136-run chase but eventually, the hosts crossed the finish line with four balls to spare. Chasing a modest 136 run, India’s middle-order was finally put to some test but the hosts reached the target with five wickets in hand to end their extended home season on a high. 

India lost their openers early - Rohit Sharma for 27 and KL Rahul for 4 - but Shreyas Iyer (30) and Manish Pandey (32) brought them back on track with a sturdy 42-run stand for the third wicket.

Earlier, the hosts restricted Sri Lanka to a modest 135 after Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field.



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