Chamari Athapaththu led Sri Lanka Women to a seven-wicket win in the third and final T20I of the three-match series against India Women to save the hosts from getting whitewashed.

The visitors, after opting to bat, posted 138/5 in their allotted 20 overs—skipper Harmanpreet Kaur top-scored with an unbeaten 39 off 33 balls, including three fours and a six. Similarly, Jemimah Rodrigues also shined with the bat, smashing 33 from 30 deliveries to take India to a competitive total.

In response, the home team had a terrible start, losing opener Vishmi Gunaratne (5) in the very first over. Soon, the Islanders lost Harshitha Madavi (13) to get reduced to 37/2. Then, captain Athapaththu took charge to bail Sri Lanka out of the hot waters.

The left-handed batter formed a breathtaking 77-run stand with Nilakshi de Silva for the third wicket to take the game away from India. De Silva’s innings was cut short by a run-out, but Athapaththu kept scoring runs from the other end.

The Lankan skipper smashed a half-century and stayed undefeated at 80 from just 48 deliveries with the help of 15 boundaries, including a six to help her side chase down the target with three overs to spare.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

Sri Lanka Women won the 3rd T20I by 7 wickets! 🙌

India won the series 2-1! 🏆️#SLvIND #SLWomen

— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) June 27, 2022

Sri Lanka win the third T20I, finishing the series on a high 👏

Chamari Athapaththu leads her side to a seven-wicket win with her blazing 48-ball 80* 🔥#SLvIND | 📝

— ICC (@ICC) June 27, 2022

Sri Lanka win the third #SLvIND T20I.

But it’s #TeamIndia who clinch the series 2-1. 👍 👍

Scorecard ▶️

— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) June 27, 2022

Confidence personified, Chamari Athapaththu. #SLvIND

— S. Sudarshanan (@Sudarshanan7) June 27, 2022

Chamari Athapaththu slams unbeaten 80 off 48 balls as Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets with 18 balls left to avoid a whitewash in the T20s.

A trademark from the SL captain, so good to watch despite India’s loss.

Over to the ODIs now! #SLvIND

— Zenia D’cunha (@ZENIADCUNHA) June 27, 2022

Played Chamari and Sri Lanka. Comprehensive win this. #SLvIND

— Jigar Mehta (@jigsactin) June 27, 2022

Congratulations Sri Lanka! 🙌 1st time they have beaten India in a T20I in Sri Lanka. #SLvIND

— Ritwika Dhar (@RituD307) June 27, 2022

Highest Individual T20I scores for Sri Lanka in Womens Cricket

113 – Chamari Atapattu
86 – Chamari Atapattu
80* – Chamari Atapattu (Today)#SLWvINDW#CricStatsSL

— Aqeeb (@Aqibmzm) June 27, 2022

A comprehensive defeat. Well played SL & Athapathtu !! They bowled well and batted with intent especially in the middle stages which was clearly lacking in the Indian innings. Some may argue it was matter of one wicket but in the end, they won by 7 wickets. Period. #SLvIND

— Kartik O 🏏⚽🔗 (@KOCricket528) June 27, 2022

Athapaththu has sealed the deal for srilanka in this match 🐐#SLvIND

— Sajan (@Sajansga) June 27, 2022

This is how comprehensive victory looks like, despite of IND winning series they were left behind in every department. Really dissapointed with performance of team especially in batting and fielding#SLvIND

— Ashwini🇮🇳 || Kaur (C) ERA (@AshuCric07) June 27, 2022

I was waiting for Chamari to do that bat flip from the Pakistan series, but congratulations Sri Lanka.

What a victory!#SLvIND

— Kalyani Mangale (@MangaleKalyani) June 27, 2022

Athapaththu has sealed the deal for srilanka in this match 🐐#SLvIND

— Sajan (@Sajansga) June 27, 2022

Massive fan of Chamari Athapaththu..what a striker of the ball..and a pretty good bowler to boot. One of the absolute stars of the women’s game. So sad she had to miss the World Cup in NZ. Fabulous knock again today and a stirring win #SLvIND

— Hemant (@hemantbuch) June 27, 2022

This has been some run chase from SL! They might not be at their best form but they’re showing that they’re still a competitive team that can beat anyone on their day. #SLvIND

— Anirudh (@OffDrive_) June 27, 2022

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