The home team emerged victorious in the third ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka ended their winless streak in home ODI matches against Team India in the process by registering a 3-wicket win.
Avishka Fernando was the game-changer for the home side with a 76-run innings to turn the final match of the India vs Sri Lanka series in his team's favor. Bhanuka Rajapaksa supported him to perfection with a 56-ball 65, while the bowlers did a fine job for Sri Lanka in the first innings.
Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and elected to bat first in Colombo. After winning the toss, Dhawan celebrated with a thigh-five. However, the Indian skipper could not play a big knock. He departed to the dressing room after scoring 13 runs.
His opening partner Prithvi Shaw stitched a 74-run second-wicket partnership with debutant Sanju Samson. It seemed like India were on track to post a big score. However, Sri Lanka fought back after a rain break. India were 147/3 when rain interrupted play in Colombo.
After the rain break, the Islanders scalped five wickets in quick succession and reduced India to 195/8. The visitors lost all their wickets for 225 runs.
In reply, Sri Lanka got off to a fantastic start, courtesy of Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa's fifties. Rahul Chahar and Chetan Sakariya tried to bring the Men in Blue back into the India vs Sri Lanka contest. However, the Islanders held their nerves to clinch the win.
Best memes from the 3rd ODI of the India vs Sri Lanka series
Cricket fans shared some hilarious memes on social media during the final game of the India vs Sri Lanka ODI series. Here are some of the best ones.