Sri Lanka vs India: Despite the record century of Mithali Raj, Sri Lanka defeated India in the exciting third ODI. India won the 2-1 series, Sri Lankan skipper Chamari Atapattu’s superb innings. Sri Lanka defeated India by three wickets in the third one-day international played at Katunayake. Despite Mithali Raj’s finest century, India had to face defeat in the exciting encounter.
Sri Lanka captain Chamari Atapattu gave a tremendous century to the Indian captain’s century and the hosts won the match. India first scored 253/5 in batting, in response to Sri Lanka losing 7 wickets in the last over to win the remaining one ball. However, the Indian team, which won the first two matches, took 2-1 on the three-match ODI series.
Batting first before losing the toss, the Indian team took on the second ball of the first blow in the form of Jemima Rodriguez (0). However, after this Captain Mitali Raj and Smriti Mandhana took over the team and took 102 runs for the second wicket.
Smriti Mandhana scored 51 runs (13th) and was out in the 23rd over, but Mithali kept one end and completed his seventh century. Mithali played an unbeaten 125 and brought the team over 250. Significantly, this is Mithali’s highest score in ODIs.
Deepti Sharma also played vital innings of 38 runs and played important partnerships with Mithali for 92 runs for the fifth wicket. In reply to the target of 254, skipper Chamari Atapattu (115, 4th century) and Hosseini Perera (45) put on a great partnership of 101 runs for the first wicket and put Sri Lanka on the road to victory.
Shreepali Veerakody (14 *) and Kavisha Dilhari (12 *) finally gave away the exciting win in the last over by playing useful innings. Jhulan Goswami and Mansi Joshi took 2-2 wickets from India.
Sri Lanka captain Chamari Atapattu scored the maximum of 205 runs in the series while India’s Mansi Joshi took 7 wickets. Jhulan became the first bowler to take 300 wickets in international cricket during the Goswami Series. Jhulan Goswami has so far taken 303 wickets, in which his name is 40 in Tests, 207 in ODIs and 56 wickets in T20 Internationals.
The three matches of the series were played under the ICC Women‘s Championship and the Indian team now ranks fifth in 9 matches with 4 wins and 8 points. The Sri Lankan team is in eighth place, with just one win and two points in 9 matches. New Zealand’s team is in first place with 6 wins and 12 points from 9 matches.