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India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Highlights: Sri Lanka win by 3 wickets

India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) 3rd ODI Highlights: Sri Lanka beat India by three wickets in the third and final one-dayer to lose the series 1-2.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: July 24, 2021 12:01:02 am
Sri Lanka India CricketIndia take on Sri Lanka. (AP Photo)

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Highlights: Sri Lanka beat India by three wickets in the third and final one-dayer to lose the series 1-2 on Friday.

Chasing 227 for a win under D/L calculations, Sri Lanka reached the target with 48 balls to spare. They reached 227 for 7 in 39 overs.

Opener Avishka Fernando top-scored with 76 while one-down Bhanuka Rajapaksa contributed a 56-ball 65 to help Sri Lanka script the win.

For India, Rahul Chahar was the most successful bowler with three wickets for 54 runs.

The match was reduced to a 47-over-a-side affair after rain interruption in the first innings.

Match EndedIndia tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 - 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka

227/7 (39.0)


225 (43.1)
Match Ended ( Day - 3rd ODI )
Sri Lanka beat India by 3 wickets (D/L method)


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Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd ODI Highlights:

23:32 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Sri Lanka win by 3 wickets

They finally break an unwanted streak against India Shikhar Dhawan and his side take the three-match series 2-1. Despite five debutantes, Team India nearly pulled out the third odi. Result doesn't matter but the fighting spirit shown by boys does.

23:18 (IST)23 Jul 2021

This time Prithvi Shaw holds on as the set man Avishka Fernando edges it to slip off Rahul Chahar! Fernando c Shaw b Chahar 76(98) | SL- 214/6

Highest Runs Scorer Of the Series - Avishka Fernando. He Scored 159 Runs this Series. 

33 (35)
50 (71)
76 (98) 

23:05 (IST)23 Jul 2021

Rahul Chahar gets his first wicket! Shanaka departs for a duck! Shanaka is gone for a golden duck! He hits Rahul Chahar straight to cover! Sri Lanka 195/4 | Rahul Chahar almost had two in two but DROPPED! Mendis edges it to Prithvi Shaw at the second slip but he can't hold on! It's all happening! India have been sloppy on the field today.

22:21 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Fernando survives run out scare

Avishka Fernando almost gets run out trying to sneak a quick single. A direct hit and he would have been a goner. India have been able to put pressure on Sri Lanka in the previous few overs with two wickets falling. India need more wickets here. SL 154/3 after 26 overs

22:15 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Sakariya strikes again!

Terrific back of the length delivery. That one just popped off the pitch and surprised Dhananjaya de Silva. Extra bounce does the trick and Sri Lanka lose their third wicket. India would like to believe they are still in the game. Avishka Fernando is still doing well on the other end. The hosts need 76 runs from 22 overs. SL 151/3 after 25 overs

22:05 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Sakariya provides breakthrough

After an easy catch got dropped by Nitish Rana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa makes the same mistake again and this time Krishnappa Gowtham makes no mistake. Chetan Sakariya gets his maiden ODI wicket and India finally have a breakthrough. Rajapaksa departs after scoring 65 runs from 56 deliveries. SL need 83 runs from 24 overs now. SL 144/2 after 23 overs

21:51 (IST)23 Jul 2021
50 for Rajapaksa!

Bhanuka Rajapaksa takes on Rahul Chahar and gets to his half-century with a reverse sweep. Previous ball, Rajapaksa was also dropped by Chetan Sakariya on the boundary. The host need 100 runs from 27 overs now with 9 wickets in hand. India need quick wickets here to even have a chance to make a comeback. SL 127/1 after 20 overs

21:37 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Fernando hits fifty, Rajapaksa dropped

Avishka Fernando gets to his fifth ODI half-century from 53 deliveries. Fernando is playing sensibly after attacking in powerplay overs. Nitish Rana almost got the breakthrough but Shikhar Dhawan dropped a half-chance at short mid-wicket. Bhanuka Rajapaksa survived and is looking dangerous. SL 104/1 after 17 overs

21:33 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Stumping chance missed

Rahul Chahar was able to deceive Bhanuka Rajapaksa but Sanju Samson did not pick which way the ball was turning. Samson is having a bad day as a wicketkeeper after missing his half-century. The required run rate is now 4 runs per over. Sri Lanka are cruising towards the target. SL 101/1 after 16 overs 

21:28 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Rana into attack

Spin is the key here. India were at a similar stage after 15 overs. Shikhar Dhawan's side need a cluster of wickets now to get back in the game. The second-wicket partnership is now over 50 runs. Nitish Rana was introduced in the attack and gave just a single. SL 92/1 after 15 overs

21:18 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Pandya leaks boundaries

Even though Hardik Pandya is bowling according to plan and creating chances, he is conceding boundaries against Bhanuka Rajapaksa. India are desperate for wickets as the required run rate is just above 4 runs per over. Avishka Fernando is also moving towards his half-century. SL 81/1 after 13 overs

20:59 (IST)23 Jul 2021
50 up!

Bhanuka Rajapaksa hits his first boundary as Shikhar Dhawan replaces Rahul Chahar with Navdeep Saini. Avishka Fernando has to take responsibility here. Sri Lanka would not like to see him getting out after putting in the hard work. SL 50/1 after 9 overs

20:46 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Gowtham strikes

Krishnappa Gowtham struggled with his line and length on the first two deliveries as he was hit for a boundary followed by five wides. But, the right-arm off-spinner got the wicket of left-handed batsman Minod Bhanuka as he tried to play the sweep shot. SL 35/1 after 5.3 overs

20:41 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Dhawan introduces spin

Shikhar Dhawan introduces leg-spinner Rahul Chahar into the attack. The debutant gets turn and bounce from the pitch troubling Avishka Fernando. Spin is going to play a major role if India are to defend this total. SL 25/0 after 5 overs

20:33 (IST)23 Jul 2021
First six of run chase

Poor short delivery on the leg side by Navdeep Saini and Avishka Fernando uses the pace to hit over fine leg boundary. Not an ideal start for India while they are looking for wickets early on. 10 runs from Saini's second over. SL 20/0 after 3 overs

20:29 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Sakariya starts well

Chetan Sakariya, the debutant, opens the bowling from the other end. The left-arm pacer was hit for a boundary by Avishka Fernando. He came back well and bowled tighter lines. SL 10/0 after 2 overs

20:25 (IST)23 Jul 2021
SL run chase underway

Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka are in the middle. Navdeep Saini opens the bowling for India. Saini bowls a no ball and wide. However, no run was scored off the free hit delivery. Five runs from the first over. SL 5/0 after 1 over (Target 227 as per DLS method)

20:00 (IST)23 Jul 2021

Short ball does the trick again. Dushmantha Chameera takes the last wicket of the innings. Navdeep Saini departs after scoring 15 runs. IND 225 all out in 43.1 overs (47 overs per side)

19:57 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Chahar falls

Rahul Chahar tries to take on the short delivery but barely got it a few yards away from him. Bowler Chamika Karunaratne completes the catch and breaks the partnership. Chahar departs after scoring 13 runs. Chetan Sakariya is the new batsman in. IND 225/9 after 43 overs

19:53 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Chahar-Saini set for death overs

With five more overs to go, both Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini have scored in double-digits now (13 runs). We may see some unexpected shots in the last five overs. 250 is well within reach here if India don't get bundled out. IND 222/8 after 42 overs


Sri Lanka Squad: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Udara, Shiran Fernando, Ishan Jayaratne

India Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krishnappa Gowtham, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakariya, Sanju Samson

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