3rd ODI, SLW vs INDW: Key highlights

Chamari Athapaththu leading the way for Sri Lanka, which chases 254 to win the final ODI against India.   -  Getty Images

Chamari Athapaththu's 133-ball 115 helped Sri Lanka women avoid a whitewash by winning the third and final ODI by three wickets. Chasing 254, Sri Lanka won with a ball to spare.

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05:25 PM: Sri Lanka wins, Dilhari hits a four off the penultimate ball to seal the chase.

05:15 PM: Sri Lanka needs 13 runs off 12 balls with four wickets in hand.

05:00 PM: Into the last five overs and Sri Lanka needs 31 more runs to win with five wickets in hand. Shashikala and Sripali in the middle now.

04:38 PM: Athapaththu falls for a 133-ball 115. Sri Lanka now 193/3, needing 61 more runs from 51 balls.

04:27 PM: Athapaththu has gone past her 100, keeping Sri Lanka firmly in the hunt for 254. She is batting on 108, with Imalka Mendis giving her company. The host, currently 183/2, needs 71 runs off 65 balls.

04:10 PM: Athapaththu is batting on 85, with Sri Lanka 156/2 in the 36th over. Anushka Sanjeewani has just been dismissed by Jhulan Goswami. The host needs 98 runs off 89 balls.

03:33 PM: Sri Lanka now 112/1 after 27 overs. Athapaththu leading the way, currently batting on 62. Anushka Sanjeewani has joined her.

03:21 PM: OUT! Hasini Perera falls for 45 to Poonam Yadav. Sri Lanka has gone past 100, it is 101/1 in the 24th over.

03:06 PM: Athapaththu and Hasini are putting on a show here, India seemingly unable to neither stymie them nor take their wickets. 19 runs have been accumulated off the last three overs, taking Sri Lanka to 82/0 after 18 overs.

02:54 PM: Sri Lanka getting a move on. 14 runs have come in the last three overs, taking the host to 63/0 after 15 overs. Athapaththu and Hasini complementing each other well.

02:43 PM: Back to back fours off the blade of Chamari Athapaththu in the 12th over. Sri Lanka women 49/0 after 12 overs.

02:27 PM: Eight runs come off the eighth over, Hasini Perera hitting a six and injecting some momentum to the Sri Lankan innings. The home team is 25/0 in the ninth over.

02:17 PM: Hasini hits Manshi for a much-needed boundary. Sri Lanka 15/0, 6 overs.

02:16 PM: A run-out appeal by the Indians sees the umpire go upstairs but Athapaththu is well home.

02:08 PM: Mansi Joshi troubling the Sri Lankan skipper here. Finds a maiden over.

01:52 PM: Chamari Athapaththu and Hasini Perera to start off things for the Lankans. Jhulan Goswami with the ball.

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Meanwhile, here is how Twitter is reacting to the Indian innings and the fine knock from the Indian skipper:

 

 

 

 

 

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01:22 PM: India draws the curtains at 253/5, sailing on Mithali's unbeaten 125. Sets a difficult target for the Lankans. Will they be able to get it?

01:21 PM: The experienced Jhulan Goswami comes out to bat and hits the first ball for a mammoth six!

01:20 PM: STUMPED! Deepti goes way out of the crease to hit Siriwardene into the stands but misses. However, Sanjeewani does not miss. FOW: 246/5, 49.4 overs.

01:09 PM: Mithali Raj brings up her highest ODI score. She is batting on 115 now. Her previous highest score (114 n.o.) had been against Ireland at Milton Keynes in 1999.

01:02 PM: A strong appeal goes up for LBW by Siriwardene and gloveswoman Sanjeewani but a shake of the head from the umpire indicates that Deepti Sharma will continue. She is batting on 25.

12:53 PM: 200 up on the scoreboard for the women in blue in 43.4 overs.

12:50 PM: CENTURY! Mithali Raj leads from the front as she brings up her century in 126 balls. The knock saw 10 fours and one six coming off her willow.

12:47 PM: Mithali Raj a boundary short of her century. What an innings from the Indian skipper!

12:21 PM: Hemlatha goes too after making 6 off 6. A fine delivery from De Silva uproots the woodwork. FOW: 154/4, 35.5 overs.

12:12 PM: Harmanpreet Kaur falls victim to Kavisha, departs after Siriwardene pulls off a fine catch at mid-on. FOW: 147/3, 34.3 overs. New batswoman in is Dayalan Hemlatha.

12:01 PM: Yet another chance to send Raj back to the pavilion, dropped! The culprit is Dilani Manodara this time. Kavisha is not at all happy about this.

11:42 AM: The skipper scores a half-century now. It has come off 76 balls. India 110/2, 25.2 overs.

11:30 AM: OUT! The skipper, Athapaththu gets Smriti Mandhana for 51 (62). Mandhana looks to go for the big shot but mistimes it as Ranaweera catches it at mid-off. FOW: 102/2, 22.3 overs.

11:23 AM: Smriti Mandhana brings up her 50. The Sangli smasher has achieved this feat in 50 balls. Meanwhile, the skipper is nearing her half-century, as well.

11:15 AM: 85-run partnership up for Mithali-Mandhana duo.

11:12 AM: Sanjeewani's strong stumping appeal goes in vain. Mandhana still safe at the crease and is batting at 42 off 52 balls.

11:00 AM: After 15 overs, India is at 67 for the loss of one wicket.

10:52 AM: There are shouts for LBW in two consecutive balls. But, there is no damage done, the skipper is safe.

10:50 AM: And the very next ball goes for a four! The KIA superstar pulls and there are shouts of "Catch!" across the field. But she has safely made it over the square leg region.

10:49 AM: NOT OUT! Camera shows Smriti Mandhana safe within the crease when the bails come off.

10:48 AM: A stumping appeal made by the Lankans here.

10:47 AM: A story of butter fingers here. Sri Lankans almost misfielding every over now.

10:34 AM: Mandhana granted a lifeline again by the lone slip as she misses. One run, to third man. India 45/1, 9.5 overs.

10:29 AM: BOOM! Mandhana smashes it over square leg. A short and slow delivery from Weerakoddy goes to the ropes. Four! Skipper Athapaththu not happy.

10:23 AM: What a terrific off-cutter from De Silva! The delivery confuses Mandhana and she nicks it. Fortunately, the ball does not have enough on it to carry to the slips.

10:19 AM: Mithali punishes a poor delivery from Prabodhani. Takes her time and punches towards deep extra cover for a boundary! India 30/1, 6.1 overs

10:14 AM: Mithali survives a scare. Nilakshi De Silva's delivery almost grazes the skipper's willow. She is on 7 off 15 balls.

10:02 AM: Skipper Mithali Raj comes out to bat, a little to early.

10:01 AM: AND GONE! Too soon. Rodrigues has to go as Prabodhani traps her right in front of the stumps in the very second ball of the match. FOW: 0/1, 0.2 overs.

09:59 AM: Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana to start things off. Rodrigues is on strike. Prabodhani will open the Lankan attack.

Sri Lanka has won the toss, and Chamari says the side would like to bowl first.

Teams:

India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj(c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia(w), Harmanpreet Kaur, Poonam Yadav, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi

Sri Lanka Women (Playing XI): Chamari Athapaththu(c), Inoka Ranaweera, Dilani Manodara, Hasini Perera, Shashikala Siriwardene, Sripali Weerakkody, Anushka Sanjeewani(w), Nilakshi de Silva, Imalka Mendis, Udeshika Prabodhani, Kavisha Dilhari

 

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India has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series, with the seven run victory the side clinched against the Lankans at Galle on Thursday. (REPORT)

 

Sri Lanka Women Squad: Prasadani Weerakkody (wk), Chamari Athapaththu (c), Nipuni Hansika, Dilani Manodara, Shashikala Siriwardene, Anushka Sanjeewani, Sripali Weerakkody, Nilakshi de Silva, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Hasini Perera, Imalka Mendis, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari

India Women Squad: Mithali Raj (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues