After this, Dhananjaya finished Sri Lanka’s innings and played a fascinating innings of 66 not out off 42 balls. With this, Sri Lanka registered an easy victory by scoring 148 for four in 18.3 overs. Chasing a relatively small target, Sri Lanka did not start well. Pathum Nisanka (10) in Mujeeb ur Rahman (2 for 24) was soon shown the pavilion. Fazlhaq Farooqui (1 for 22) maiden the next over and tightened the screws.
However, Kusal Mendis (25) hit two consecutive fours in the next over as Sri Lanka scored 28 for one in the powerplay. Rashid Khan (2 for 31) dismissed Mendis in his first over. However, 14 runs came off this star spinner in the next over which included a four and a six from Dhananjay. Dhananjay also hit a six in the next over of Mohammad Nabi. Dhananjaya stitched a 54-run stand with Charit Aslanka (19) and 42-run partnership with Bhanuka Rajapaksa (18) to lead Sri Lanka to victory.