Sri Lanka upsets India by three wickets in their third ODI at Colombo while India wins the series with 2-1.
Avishka Fernando with his second consecutive half-century of the series scored 76 and Bhanuka Rajapaks with his maiden ODI fifty contributed 65 and took their side to a relief three-wicket win. Their alliance was summarised for 119 runs.
India had won the toss and chose to bat first where Prithvi Shaw with their highest scorer of the game made 49 runs, Sanju Samson 46, Suryakumar contributed to the team with 40 runs in their 225 overall. Indians went tough in the beginning with 157 for three on the scorecard but failed with back to back wickets in front of the spinners who pushed through the middle order.
While on the other side for Sri Lanka, Praveen Jayawickrama seized three wickets each at the R Premadasa Stadium of Colombia.
Meanwhile, India started with five debutantes that cost them their third ODI. The inexperienced debutantes were not enough in front of Sri Lanka’s spinners who took advantage of the break that was caused due to rain and expelled all for just 226 runs in 43.1 overs on Friday.
The match was stopped temporarily because of rain at the end of the 23rd over that survived for 90 minutes. This compelled them to lessen the game to 47 overs on each side.