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IND vs SL: Why the Test Series is special for Rohit Sharma?

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Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the third and final T20 International of the three match T20 series.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. Team India managed to restrict Sri Lanka on the score of 146 at the loss of 5 wickets and then chased it with 6 wickets and 19 balls remaining.

Shreyas Iyer was awarded with player of the match award for smashing an amazing match winning half century of 73 runs of 45 balls.

Shreyas Iyer was also awarded with the player of the series award for his consistent batting performance throughout the three matches.

Importance of Test Series for Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma and Sanju Samson came to open the Indian innings and chase the target.

The Indian Opening stand came to an end in the second over itself on the score of 6 runs with the departure of Rohit Sharma on the score of 5 runs.

India vs England, 2nd Test
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Team India won the T20 series against Sri Lanka by a clean sweep and once again ensured India’s dominance in the shortest format of the game.

Rohit Sharma the newly appointed All format skipper of Team India has marked a new milestone in his career.

The Hitman has now played 125 T20 Internationals surpassing Shoaib Malik who has played 124 matches.

He is now the player who has played the most T20 matches in International Cricket a feat, well deserved by the Hitman.

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Team India is now headed towards the Two Test match series against Sri Lanka after winning the T20 series.

This will mark as the debut of Rohit Sharma as the skipper of Team India in the longest format of the game.

Rohit Sharma would be leading Team India in test cricket for the first time ever, he has lead Team before in T20s and ODIs but this will be the first time in Tests.

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Multi-media Journalist, Nikhil works as a Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. A sports enthusiast, who loves to follow and write about sports - Cricket, Football, Tennis, WWE, and many others. He is also a Movie cum Sports enthusiast and enjoys music. He has done Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Chaudhary Charan Singh University.

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