Twitter Reactions: Dushmantha Chameera steers Sri Lanka to series win in 3rd ODI against Afghanistan

In the third and final ODI match of the Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka In 2023, the hosts took a comfortable 9-wicket win over the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. With this victory, the Islanders won the series, having previously won the second game by 132 runs.

Batting first, Afghanistan’s innings got off to a shaky start as they struggled to build partnerships and regularly lost wickets. The tourists eventually bundled for just 116 runs in 22.2 overs. Experienced campaigner Mohammed Nabi top scorer for Afghanistan with 23 runs on 23 deliveries while Gulbadin Naib contributed 20 runs off 21 balls.

For the Lankans, Dushmantha Chamera was the standout bowler and took 4 wickets for 63 runs in his 9 overs. Likewise Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga also made valuable contributions, taking 2 and 3 wickets respectively.

Sri Lanka chased the meager target and achieved victory by losing just one wicket. Pathum Nissanka And Dimuth Karunaratne formed a solid opening partnership, with Nissanka scoring a brilliant half-century, 51 runs off 34 deliveries, including 8 boundaries and 2 sixes. Karunaratne also impressed with a well-made 56 runs off 45 balls, including 7 fours. Sri Lanka reached the target in just 16 overs and secured a comprehensive victory.

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