#4: Chamari Atapattu, Sri Lanka (178* off 143 balls)
Batting first under overcast conditions, Sri Lanka had a horror start, losing their 1st wicket off the 3rd ball without scoring a run.
Coming out to bat on a critical scenario, Chamari had a solid start, blunting the Aussie bowlers before he went on a rampage. With wickets falling like bowling pins on the other side, Chamari batted throughout the innings to earn Sri Lanka a respectable total of 257 as she finished on an unbeaten 178 at a strike rate of 124.47 with 22 fours and 6 sixes.
The highest score by a Sri Lankan went in vain as the Aussies chased the total with ease, courtesy of Meg Lanning's leading from the front with 152*. Despite Sri Lanka's loss, Chamari was adjudged as man of the match for her heroics in the match.
The gritty knock from the Sri Lankan star was the lone bright spot in Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign.Published 23 Jun 2018, 23:39 IST