IND vs SL 3rd ODI: Between India and Sri Lanka here R. The third and last one-day match of the series being played at Premadasa Stadium has to be stopped due to rain. India won the toss and decided to bat first in this match. The team has scored 147 runs for three wickets in 23 overs till the game was stopped due to rain. Suryakumar Yadav 22 off 17 balls with the help of four fours and Manish Pandey 10 runs in 15 balls are present at the crease.
In India’s innings, Prithvi Shaw (49), captain Shikhar Dhawan (13) and Sanju Samson (46), who made his ODI debut from this match, were dismissed. Dushmantha Chamira, Praveen Jayavikrama and captain Dasun Shanaka have got one wicket each for Sri Lanka so far. There is a tough competition between both the teams.
Not the sight we would have wanted to see
The rain has just gotten heavier now!#TeamIndia 147/3 in 23 overs
We will be back when we have updates#SLvIND
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 23, 2021
Unique record made in this match
This is the second time in India’s ODI history that five players have made their debut together in the team. Earlier, in December 1980, five players of India made their debut against Australia. In these, Dilip Joshi, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Sandeep Patil and Tirumalai Srinivasan made their debuts. In that match, Australia had scored 208 runs for nine wickets and India’s team was reduced to 142 runs and had to face defeat by 66 runs.
Sri Lankan team playing to save credibility
After Sri Lanka’s loss in the series, Muttiah Muralitharan has described the performance of all the Sri Lankan legends as disappointing. In such a situation, the team has a challenge to save its credibility by winning the third ODI match. Despite the good performance of the batsmen in the second ODI, Sri Lankan team could not win the match. The team will try to win the last match in any case.
Also read: IND vs SL 3rd ODI: After 40 years in the Indian team, five players made their debut together, know the unique record