result
3rd ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Jul 23 2021, India tour of Sri Lanka
(39/47 ov)227/7
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 48 balls remaining) (D/L method)
player of the match
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• Andrew Fidel Fernando

Spinners, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa give Sri Lanka vital Super league points

India collapse from 157 for 3 to 225 all out in rain-hit game

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
India225/10(43.1 overs)
Sri Lanka227/7(39 overs)
end of over 398 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 227/7CRR: 5.82 RRR: 0.12 • Need 1 from 48b
Ramesh Mendis15 (18)
Akila Dananjaya5 (2)
Rahul Chahar 10-0-54-3
Chetan Sakariya 8-0-34-2

That's all from our side for tonight. See you soon.

Dhawan picks up the trophy and poses for the camera. Then he joins his team-mates and hand over the trophy to Sakariya, Chahar and Gowtham. All smiles.

Shikhar Dhawan: Things didn't go our way after rain break. We had a good start but lost too many wickets in the middle. Think we were 50 runs short. I am glad that they made their debut because everyone has been in the quarantine for a long time. So we had that opportunity today having sealed the series. I always analyse where I can improve and get better. We were positive about defending the target but at the same time we knew we were 50 runs short. I am happy of the way the boys fought.

Suryakumar Yadav is the Player of the Series. "I think I have been doing the same thing for last two years," he says. "I wanted to score big in the last two games but... The atmosphere in the camp is really positive. Really looking forwards to the T20I series."

Dasun Shanaka: Congratulation to India for the series win. It was a very good series throughout. Young guys showed a lot of maturity, both with bat and ball and that's what I expect from them. It's a big win for fans, they were waiting for years for this win; we have won against India at home after quite some time.

Avishka Fernando is the Player of the Match. "If we had done well in the second match, we would have won the series," he says. "I am very happy for the Player-of-the-Match award today though. After the England tour, I worked on my batting and that has helped. We have a very young side and going forward I believe we will do well."

The presentation is coming up shortly.

11.30pm It appeared as it the chase will be a cakewalk for Sri Lanka, but the Indians kept coming back at them. Rahul Chahar was particularly impressive, picking up three wickets, but India just didn't have enough runs on the board. From 147 for 3, they collapsed to 225. And that is perhaps where they lost the match.

Sri Lanka will be mighty pleased with the way their batters approached the chase upfront. Avishka Fernando nearly batted through, and his partnership with their other half-centurion Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped wipe out a good chunk of the target. With the ball, there were wickets for Akila Dananjaya and Praveen Jayawickrama, both of whom picked up three apiece.

38.6
1
Chahar to Mendis, 1 run

there's the win, Sri Lanka's second ODI win in 2019! And it's come off a neatly hit sweep to deep square. Three-wicket win that lifts them off the bottom of the ODI Super League points table India take the series 2-1.

38.5
1
Chahar to Dananjaya, 1 run

he's looked to pull, bat falls off, ball lobs just wide of the bowler and they'll get a run. Shaw had to duck for cover at leg slip

38.5
5nb
Chahar to Dananjaya, (no ball) FOUR runs

he's made room and smashed that through the covers. Rahul Chahar went full and Akila drilled that away, just wide of the cover fielder. What's worse, it's a freehit. It was a no ball because there has to be a maximum of five fielders on the leg side. India had 6.

38.4
W
Chahar to C Karunaratne, OUT

terrific legbreak that has him pushing forward and beats the edge. Samson whips the bails off as they appeal for a stumping. Third umpire has a look. Think the back leg was on the line and the line belongs to the umpire. Quick work from Samson on what has been a tough night behind the stumps. He's in trouble here. Yup, gone. Third wicket for Rahul Chahar

Chamika Karunaratne st †Samson b Chahar 3 (13m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30
38.3
Chahar to C Karunaratne, no run

googly that he lunges forward to and blocks

38.2
1
Chahar to Mendis, 1 run

swept to deep square

38.1
Chahar to Mendis, no run

has he got him? Sharp turn off a length on middle to square him up, deflect to Dhawan at slip off the edge. They appealed for a catch but Dharmasena says not out. India don't review Replays confirm it hit him on the back leg

end of over 382 runs
SL: 219/6CRR: 5.76 RRR: 1.00 • Need 9 from 54b
Chamika Karunaratne3 (8)
Ramesh Mendis13 (15)
Chetan Sakariya 8-0-34-2
Rahul Chahar 9-0-46-2
37.6
Sakariya to C Karunaratne, no run

pushed straight to point

Achala Herath: "2am in China. waiting for so long time for a sri lankan win"

37.5
Sakariya to C Karunaratne, no run

right back and across as he defends this short of length delivery

37.4
2
Sakariya to C Karunaratne, 2 runs

pulled but not in control, trickles towards deep midwicket

37.3
Sakariya to C Karunaratne, no run

slower and fuller outside off, defended towards Shaw at short cover

37.2
Sakariya to C Karunaratne, no run

angles back in, bounces off a length to hit him high on the pad as he tries to work it to the leg side

37.1
Sakariya to C Karunaratne, no run

back-of-the-hand slower one on off, blocked

Sakariya from around the wicket

end of over 374 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 217/6CRR: 5.86 RRR: 1.10 • Need 11 from 60b
Ramesh Mendis13 (15)
Chamika Karunaratne1 (2)
Rahul Chahar 9-0-46-2
Chetan Sakariya 7-0-32-2
36.6
Chahar to Mendis, no run

spins away from off stump as he runs in diagonally, left alone

36.5
2
Chahar to Mendis, 2 runs

swept nicely down to fine leg, Sakariya with the stop

36.4
1
Chahar to C Karunaratne, 1 run

driven to deep cover as he takes a step outside off

36.3
Chahar to C Karunaratne, no run

topspinner this time on off, defended carefully

36.2
W
Chahar to Fernando, OUT

got him! It's the sharp legbreak that has got him another wicket. Fernando pushes forward, jabs at this as the ball lobs off the shoulder of the bat to Shaw at slip.

Avishka Fernando c Shaw b Chahar 76 (172m 98b 4x4 1x6) SR: 77.55
36.1
1
Chahar to Mendis, 1 run

shortish outside off, cut away to sweeper cover

end of over 362 runs
SL: 213/5CRR: 5.91 RRR: 1.36 • Need 15 from 11 overs
Avishka Fernando76 (97)
Ramesh Mendis10 (12)
Chetan Sakariya 7-0-32-2
Rahul Chahar 8-0-42-1
35.6
Sakariya to Fernando, no run

cutter into the pitch, deviates off the deck but he covers the nice nicely to defend that

Best performances - batters
Avishka Fernando player portrait
WIA Fernando SL
76 runs (98)
4 fours
1 six
Control86%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
0 four
0 six
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Bhanuka Rajapaksa, player portrait
PBB Rajapaksa SL
65 runs (56)
12 fours
0 six
Control55%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
1089019199
Best performances - bowlers
Akila Dananjaya portrait
A Dananjaya SL
O
10
M
0
R
44
W
3
ECO
4.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Rahul Chahar portrait
RD Chahar INDIA
O
10
M
0
R
54
W
3
ECO
5.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Sri LankaICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Avishka Fernando
Avishka Fernando
Player Of The Series
Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 4312
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days23 July 2021 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Chetan Sakariya
Chetan Sakariya
Krishnappa Gowtham
Krishnappa Gowtham
Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana
Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar
Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Prageeth Rambukwella
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSri Lanka 10, India 0