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May 6, 2023
Sri Lanka Women down Bangladeshi Women by 58 runs: Oshadi Ranasinghe Player of the Match 5/34, Chamari Athapaththu’s 64 off 60

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By Srian Obeyesekere
Sri Lanka’s Oshadi Ranasinghe reaped a remarkable Player of the Match 5 for 34 following skipper Chamari Athapaththu’s scintillating ground work 64 off 60 balls  decked with a dozen boundaries and 4 over the top to trounce the Bangladeshi Women by 58 runs in the third and final ODI to take the rain marred series of the ICC Women’s Championship 1-0 at the  SSC Grounds on Thursday. After the first two games were rain weathed out, the rain reduced 30-over decider saw Sri Lanka women run up 186 for 5 in the alloted overs on taking first lease after winning the toss. Skipper Chamari Athapaththu led from the front in a typically characteristic explosive dis
display with the bat in negating the Bangladeshi attack. Harshitha Samarawickrama played a supportive 45 inclusive of 2 boundaries and a six
Bangladeshi women came apart in the face of Oshadi Ranasinghe’s 5-wicket strike off six overs folding for 128 in 29.5 overs as the Lankan lasses won with a ball to spare. Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana’s 37 off 51 with 2 boundaries could not save the day for the visitors.
The two sides will move on to the 3-match T20 series following Bangladesh’s warm-up game on Sunday
Sri Lanka Women 186/5 (30 Overs)
(Chamari Athapaththu’s 64, Harshitha  Samarawickrama 45, Kavishka Dilhari  25, Vishmi Gunaratne 17, Anudhka Sanjeewani 12, Nilakshi de Silva 11, Sultan Khatum 1/22, Arilam Jathanara 1/47, Retu Moni 1/30, Fahima Khatun 1/40)
Bangladesh Women 128 (29.5 Overs)
(Nigar Sultana 37, Fargana Hoque 24, Oshadi Ranasinghe 5/34, Chamari Athapaththu’s 1/12,
Inoka Ranaweera 1/16, Sugandika Kumari 1/20)

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