India are all out for a score of 225 in the third and final ODI vs Sri Lanka. The match was reduced to 47 overs a side as rain interrupted the game for a long time. However India were all out much before the quota of overs. They could only play 43.1 overs and ended up scoring just 225 runs.
None of the Indian batsman could score a 50. Prithvi Shaw made 49 runs and was the highest run scorer for his team. Sanju Samson and Surya Kumar Yadav too made 46 and 40 runs before getting dismissed. Other than them none of the other batsmen could score much.
For Sri Lanka Akila Dananjaya was the pick of the bowlers. He took 3 wickets for 44 runs in 10 overs as did P Jayawickrame who had 3 wickets for 59 runs in 10 overs. They were the main architects of Indian collapse from 157-3 to 225-10.
Since India lost 3 overs mid way through the innings, they were given one extra run for their efforts in batting. Hence Sri Lanka would chase 227 runs to win and not 226.
Low target for Sri Lanka
Chasing the target of 227 runs, Sri Lankan openers started on a positive note. Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka opened the batting and added 35 runs for the first wicket. The former even pulled Navdeep Saini for a six over fine leg. It was a stunning shot.
The first Sri Lankan wicket was taken by debutant Krishnappa Gowtham. He started terribly by bowling a leg side wide which went for 5 runs. However he compensated it by getting a wicket. In the 6th over he bowled short of a length which Bhanuka wanted to sweep over leg side.
But the ball arrived slower than anticipated and hence he could only give a catch to short mid wicket. It was another debutant Chetan Sakariya who took the catch by going down and having the ball with both hands.
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