IND vs SL 3rd ODI: Shikhar Dhawan & Co’s too many experiments fail as Fernando & Rajapaksa guide Sri Lanka to 3-wicket victory in 3rd ODI- Young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar kept India in the match till the end but too many experiments from Rahul Dravid and Shikhar Dhawan as India lost by 3 wickets. Akila Dananjaya starred with the ball before Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa led for Sri Lanka to a 3-wicket victory and end the country’s losing streak against India at home.
Despite good performances from Prithvi Shaw, Sanju Samson and Suryakumar, a batting collapse saw India post only 225 runs in the rain-affected match after Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka. Akila Dananjaya was the architect of India’s collapse with 3/44.
Sri Lanka beat India: Shikhar Dhawan & Co’s too many experiments fail as Fernando & Rajapaksa guide Sri Lanka to 3-wicket victory in 3rd ODI
Sri Lanka beat India: With this win, Sri Lanka opened their account in the series. India won the ODI series 2-1 after failing to secure a win in the dead rubber on Friday. The hosts defeated India by three wickets on the back of some stunning performances. Chasing 225, Sri Lanka got off to a steady start scoring 35 runs in the first five overs. Krishnappa Gowtham claimed his maiden international wicket when he dismissed Minod Bhanuka in the sixth over.
IND vs SL 3rd ODI: However, Sri Lanka ensured a solid start as they raced to 55/1 in 10 overs. Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa held the ground as they stitched a 109-run stand for the second wicket.
Fernando smashed his fifth half-century to put Sri Lanka in control of the chase in Colombo. Meanwhile, Rajapaksa also registered his maiden ODI half-century to aid the hosts’ chase.
India bounced back with Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dhananjaya de Silva’s wicket but that didn’t dent Sri Lanka’s hopes. However, the visitors again wobbled when they lost Charith Asalanka and skipper Dasun Shanaka in successive overs.
In the last ten overs, Sri Lanka needed just 10 runs but Rahul Chahar struck to give visitors another blow. However, Akila Dananjaya and Ramesh Mendis ensured the hosts get over the line in the 39th over.
IND vs SL 3rd ODI: Earlier, Praveen Jayawickrama and Akila Dananjaya picked had three wickets each to restrict India to 225.
India were all out for 225, with Prithvi Shaw and Sanju Samson scoring 49 and 46 runs respectively. Suryakumar Yadav scored 40 before getting trapped in front of the stumps. None of the India batters reached a half-century in the game.
Opting to bat first, India got off to a bad start as the side lost skipper Shikhar Dhawan in the third over. Prithvi Shaw then stitched a 74-run stand for the second wicket with Sanju Samson.
IND vs SL 3rd ODI: The opening batsman fell just one run short of what would have been his maiden ODI fifty in the 16th over. Samson also departed a few overs later before rain halted the play.
After the game resumed, India suffered a collapse as the visitors kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were finally folded for 225/10. The match has been reduced to 47 overs per side due to rain.
IND vs SL 3rd ODI Live: Sri Lanka Innings: 227/7, win (37); need 227 runs in 47 overs
|Avishka Fernando||c PP Shaw b RD Chahar||76||98||4||1||77.55|
|Minod Bhanuka (WK)||c C Sakariya b K Gowtham||7||17||1||0||41.18|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||c K Gowtham b C Sakariya||65||56||12||0||116.07|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||c & b C Sakariya||2||9||0||0||22.22|
|Charith Asalanka||lbw b HH Pandya||24||28||3||0||85.71|
|Dasun Shanaka (C)||c Manish Pandey b RD Chahar||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Ramesh Mendis||Not out||15||18||1||0||83.33|
|Chamika Karunaratne||st SV Samson b RD Chahar||3||10||0||0||30.00|
|Akila Dananjaya||Not out||5||2||1||0||250.00|
|Extra||30 (b 4, w 15, nb 5, lb 6)|
|Yet To Bat||PVD Chameera, P Jayawickrama|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|
|D de Silva||3-151||24.6|
IND vs SL 3rd ODI: India Innings: 225 all out in 43.1 overs
|Prithvi Shaw||lbw b D Shanaka||49||49||8||0||100.00|
|Shikhar Dhawan (C)||c M Bhanuka b PVD Chameera||13||11||3||0||118.18|
|Sanju Samson (WK)||c A Fernando b P Jayawickrama||46||46||5||1||100.00|
|Manish Pandey||c M Bhanuka b P Jayawickrama||11||19||0||0||57.89|
|Suryakumar Yadav||lbw b A Dananjaya||40||37||7||0||108.11|
|Hardik Pandya||lbw b P Jayawickrama||19||17||3||0||111.76|
|Nitish Rana||c M Bhanuka b A Dananjaya||7||14||0||0||50.00|
|Krishnappa Gowtham||lbw b A Dananjaya||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Rahul Chahar||c & b C Karunaratne||13||25||0||0||52.00|
|Navdeep Saini||c A Fernando b PVD Chameera||15||37||0||0||40.54|
|Chetan Sakariya||Not out||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||10 (b 0, w 9, nb 0, lb 1)|
|Yet To Bat|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|