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Twitter reactions: India fights back hard, but Sri Lanka wins the 3rd ODI by 3 wickets

India lost the third and final one-day international of the three matches on Friday Sri Lanka with 3 wickets.

The Men in Blue batted for the first time at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo for just 225 runs in the rain-broken match. However, Sri Lanka got a revised target of 227 runs (DLS method) in their 47 overs.

The Islanders, who have already lost the ODI series after facing defeats in the previous two games, completed the chase in 39 overs with seven wickets in hand. Avishka Fernando (76 off 98 balls) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (65 off 56 balls) added 109 runs for the second wicket. Shikhar Dhawan and Co. dropped five catch shots, and that helped Sri Lanka get home.

Debutant Rahul Chahar bowled brilliantly for India and took three wickets in the form of Fernando, Dasun Shanaka and Chamika Karunaratne.

Short counts: India 225 in 43.1 overs (Prithvi Shaw 49, Sanju Samson 46; Akila Dananjaya 3/44, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/59) lost in Sri Lanka 227-7 in 39 overs (Avishka Fernando 76, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 65; Rahul Chahar 3/54 ), Chetan Sakariya 2/34) by 3 wickets.

Here’s how Twitter responds:





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