Chamari Athapaththu just single-handedly took Sri Lanka to one of the most astonishing series wins in cricket history
Chamari Athapaththu helped Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in one of the most incredible series triumphs in the history of international cricket.
Until a week ago, Sri Lanka had won a total of seven ODIs against the ‘Big Five’ of women’s cricket – Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, and India – and that included three in their stunning run in the 2013 World Cup.
None of these had come against New Zealand (or, obviously, Australia) across 10 ODIs. Worse, when New Zealand had batted first, their margins of win had been at least 96 runs each times. When they chased, each victory margin had been a minimum of seven wickets as well as 74 balls.
In other words, it had been a string of one-sided defeats, and that