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Chamari Athapaththu : Match one, 'Vikram' many..! Sri Lanka's historic win with Atapattu's innings


Leader Online Desk: It is said that every ball in the game of cricket is moving towards some new record. The popularity of this phrase came to the audience during the Sri Lanka vs South Africa match. Let's know what exactly happened in the second match of the ongoing ODI series between these two teams.

Strong innings from South Africa captain Volward

Sri Lankan captain Chamri won the toss in this match. Decided to field first. South African captain Laura Wollward scored an unbeaten 184 off 147 balls with the help of 23 fours and four sixes. This is the fifth individual best score by a player in the history of women's ODI cricket. On the strength of Wolvert's innings, South Africa scored 301 runs in 50 overs. Sri Lanka captain Chamri also played a storming innings like South Africa captain Wollwart. Chamri hit 26 fours and five sixes in his 139-ball innings. Her explosive innings saw Sri Lanka reach the target for the loss of four wickets in just 44.3 overs.

Sri Lanka became the first team to achieve 'such' performance in women's ODIs

Sri Lanka became the first team in the history of women's ODI cricket to successfully reach the target of 300+ runs. Also, this team has broken Australia's 12-year-old record. In 2012, Australia's women's team reached a target of 289 runs against New Zealand. Australia previously held the record for most successful targets in women's ODI cricket. Apart from this, Sri Lanka's total is the highest aggregate total in women's cricket. Earlier, South Africa had scored 305 runs for the loss of nine wickets while chasing the target of 374 runs set by England in the 2017 World Cup.

Chamari Athapaththu : Second best individual score in the chase

Another record has been registered in the name of Sri Lankan captain Chamri. She is the second highest run chaser in men's and women's ODI cricket history. She has surpassed former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson. Watson scored an unbeaten 185 in 2011. There is Australia's Glenn Maxwell, who scored an unbeaten 201 in the chase against Afghanistan in the ODI World Cup last year. Chamri became the highest run-scorer in women's cricket, surpassing Meg Lanning's unbeaten 152.

For the first time both the captains of both teams scored more than 175 runs

This is the first time in ODI cricket that the captains of both the teams have scored more than 175 runs in the same match. In this match, Wolwart scored 184 not out and Atapattu scored 195 not out. The two players combined to score 379 runs, which is the highest score by captains in ODI cricket. In this case Chamri and Wolvaard have surpassed Virat Kohli and Angelo Mathews. Both of them scored 278 runs in 2014. In that match, Virat Kohli scored 139 not out, while Mathews also scored the same number of runs.

Became a 175+ scorer more than once

Chamri became the first player to score more than 175 runs in women's ODI cricket. Earlier, she scored 178 runs against Australia in the 2017 World Cup match.

Chamari Athapaththu : Sri Lanka's historic win by Athapattu

Sri Lanka Women's captain Chamri Atapattu scored a record knock of 195 in the third ODI against South Africa to lead the team to a historic victory. Chamri's record-breaking innings helped Sri Lanka chase down the most successful runs in women's ODI history. Chamri's innings helped Sri Lanka defeat South Africa by six wickets to level the three-match ODI series 1-1.

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