India denied clean sweep as Lanka win final T20I

Wednesday 29th June 2022 07:58 EDT

Skipper Chamari Athapaththu struck a counter-attacking 48-ball 80 as Sri Lanka outplayed India by seven wickets in the third and final T20I to avoid a whitewash on Monday.
The 32-year-old Chamari in the process became the only cricketer from Lanka to get to the 2000-run mark in T20Is. Chasing 139 to win, SL reached the target with three overs to spare to claim a consolation win.

The three-match T20I series thus ended 2-1 in favour of India, who stuttered after opting to bat before skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's resilient 39 not out propped up their total to 138 for five.

In reply, Sri Lanka lost Vishmi Gunaratne (5) in the first over, but Harshitha Samarawickrama (13) gave a fine support to Chamari in the power play.

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