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Birthday boy Hasaranga stars as Sri Lanka clinch T20 series 2-1
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Birthday boy Hasaranga stars as Sri Lanka clinch T20 series 2-1

Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took four wickets on his 24th birthday to help Sri Lanka thrash India by seven wickets on Thursday and claim the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1. Hasaranga returned career-best T20 figures of 4-9 with his leg-spin as India finished on a paltry 81-8, a total Sri Lanka overhauled in 14.3 overs in Colombo. Dhananjaya de Silva, unbeaten on 23, and Hasaranga, 14 not out, steered the team home after Indian leg-spinner Rahul Chahar sent back Sri Lanka's top three including wicketkeeper-batsman Minod Bhanuka for 18. "You can see all the players performed and handled different situations. I am lucky to lead this team," Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka said after the win. Hasaranga was the star of the day after his twin strikes, including Sanju Samson for nought ...