India vs Sri Lanka: Report-Breaking Chamari Athapaththu Denies India Clear Sweep As Sri Lanka Win Closing T20I

Skipper Chamari Athapaththu struck a counter-attacking 48-ball 80 as Sri Lanka outplayed India by seven wickets within the third and closing T20I to keep away from a whitewash on Monday. The 32-year-old Chamari smashed 14 boundaries and one six and within the course of turned the one cricketer from the island nation to get to the 2000-run mark in T20Is. Tillakaratne Dilshan (1889) is the best run-scorer among the many male cricketers from Sri Lanka.

Chasing a modest 139 to keep away from a clear sweep by the Indians, Sri Lankan batting lastly got here good because the hosts search out the goal with three overs to spare to assert a comfort win.

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The three-match T20I sequence thus ended 2-1 in favour of India, who stuttered after opting to bat earlier than skipper Harmanpreet Kaur‘s resilient 39 not out (33b; 3×4, 1×6) propped up their whole to 138 for 5.

In reply, Sri Lanka misplaced Vishmi Gunaratne (5) within the first over, however Harshitha Samarawickrama (13) gave a fantastic assist to Chamari within the powerplay earlier than being dismissed by Radha Yadav within the fifth over.

Thereafter, Nilakshi de Silva (30 off 28 balls) joined fingers with Chamari because the skipper cruised to a 29-ball fifty — the quickest fifty for Sri Lanka ladies’s T20I.

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Luck additionally was on her aspect as Chamari bought a reprieve on 42 when Jemimah Rodrigues missed a operating catch within the midwicket boundary. She quickly slammed back-to-back fours en path to her fifth T20I fifty.

With Chamari wanting livid, Sri Lanka simply wanted 18 runs within the closing 5 overs and the hosts it with out a lot ado to seal their first T20 win towards India at residence.

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India have been sloppy on the sphere and missed a slew of run-outs and signed off the T20I sequence on a disappointing observe.

Earlier, India stuttered within the center overs after Smriti Mandhana (22 from 21b) and Sabbhineni Meghana (22 from 26b) departed in successive overs to depart the guests reeling at 51 for 3.

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The duo appeared properly in management of their 41-run second wicket partnership after the proficient Shafali Verma (5) fell within the opening over however run-rate dried up because the hosts bounced again aided by some fantastic fielding.

There was a lull within the center when India did not get a boundary in 38 deliveries with Harmanpreet and Jemimah Rodrigues struggling to get going.

The duo lastly broke the shackles within the thirteenth over as Jemimah confirmed her attacking intent in her 30-ball 33 (3×4), whereas the skipper was a category aside.

Jemimah fell within the penultimate over however Harmanpreet appeared in agency management and displayed her array of photographs throughout her 33-ball knock, which was studded with three fours and one six.

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After Jemimah’s departure, Harmanpreet took cost and together with Pooja Vastrakar scored 49 runs within the closing 5 overs to prop up the whole.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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