Chamari outshines Mithali as Lanka Women win last over thriller | Daily News

Chamari outshines Mithali as Lanka Women win last over thriller

Chamari Atapattu
Chamari Atapattu

Chamari Atapatth’s 115 helped Sri Lanka Women avoid a whitewash by winning the third ODI by three wickets against Indian Women at the FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake yesterday.

Chasing 254, Sri Lanka held their nerve to win with a ball to spare.

Indian skipper Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana put on 102 for the second wicket after India lost Jemimah Rodrigues for a duck in the first over of the game.

Raj went onto score an unbeaten career best 125 off 145 balls with 15 fours and a six as India finished on 253-5.

Mandhana scored a half century off 62 balls with six fours.

Sri Lanka’s run chase was spearheaded by skipper Chamari Attapattu who scored a fine 115 off 133 balls with 13 fours and four sixes. Chamari figured in a gutsy 101-run stand with fellow opener Hasini Perera (45) to set the tone for the chase.

Hasini Perera was out for 45 but Sri Lanka kept pace with the required rate and in the final over needed six to win with five wickets in hand. Batting at number nine Kavisha Dilhari hit a four off the penultimate ball to seal the win.

The five-match Twenty20 series between the two teams will begin on Wednesday at the same venue.

Scores:

India women 253-5 in 50 overs (M Raj 125 n.o., S Mandhana 51, Dilhari 1-37)

Sri Lanka women 257-7 in 49.5 overs (C Atapattu 115, Hasini Perera 45, A Sanjeevani 22, J Goswami 2/39, M Joshi 2/43).


 

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