Chamari Atapattu hammers Aussies in Losing Cause

Chamari Atapattu scored 113 runs in 66 balls against World top-dog Women’s Cricket team Australia ay Sydney today — albeit in a losing cause because Australia had piled on 217 for 4 wkts in their twenty overs in the First ODI match up during the Sri Lankan Women’s tour. I was fortunate to catch most of her innings because I turned on the TV with the intention of watching Australia play Wales in the World Cup Rugby tournament. I can assure readers that Chamari’s striking was clean and scintillating. Several of her sixers or fours were straight hits.

 Chamari Athapathtu  … at North Sydney Oval on September 29, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Chamari looking and sounding like an Aussie!

It was in a  losing cause though –because Asutralia had hammered 217 runs for 4 wkts in their twenty overs –with Bethany Mooney scoring 113 in 61 balls. This meant that Mooney and Atapattu figure in a relatively rare event’: when two centuries are scored during one Twenty-Over game.

Chamari Atapattu

Full name Atapattumudiyanselage Chamari Jayangani

Born February 9, 1990, Gokarella

Current age 29 years 232 days

Major teams Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club Women,Melbourne Renegades Women, Sri Lanka Women, Supernovas

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Atapattumudiyanselage Chamari Jayangani
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 81 81 1 2495 178* 31.18 3691 67.59 4 14 319 26 23 0
T20Is 79 77 1 1446 113 19.02 1507 95.95 1 1 182 21 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 81 36 1117 1025 22 3/31 3/31 46.59 5.50 50.7 0 0 0
T20Is 79 34 579 675 22 3/17 3/17 30.68 6.99 26.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut West Indies Women v Sri Lanka Women at Basseterre, Apr 18, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka Women v England Women at Katunayake, Mar 21, 2019 scorecard
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Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/53, 113 SL Women v AUS Women Sydney 29 Sep 2019 WT20I # 770
10, 0/24 Lightning v Vipers Hove 1 Sep 2019 Other T20
35, 3/18 Lightning v Vipers Southampton 28 Aug 2019 Other T20
1/19, 26 Lightning v Thunder Nottingham 25 Aug 2019 Other T20
0/8, 45 Lightning v Surrey Stars Loughborough 23 Aug 2019 Other T20
8 Lightning v Thunder Manchester 20 Aug 2019 Other T20
15 Lightning v Diamonds Loughborough 18 Aug 2019 Other T20
0/10, 4 Lightning v Surrey Stars Guildford 15 Aug 2019 Other T20
0/17, 4 Lightning v Storm Bristol 13 Aug 2019 Other T20
0/5, 40* Lightning v Diamonds Leeds 11 Aug 2019 Other T20
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AN EMAlL NOTE from ERROL FERNANDO in Melbourne, 29 September 2019:

Thank you, Michael, for your description of Chamira Atapattu’s fantastic innings today. I am extremely sorry that I missed it. However, I had the good fortune to see her breathtaking innings of 178 in a one-day international against Australia. That was certainly an innings to behold and gave me as much pleasure as any great one-day innings I have watched in the Men’s game.  She is an extraordinary player and I will drop everything and make sure that I watch her next innings!

Thank you for sharing and all the best, Errol

Note that Errol played cricket for Trinity College, Kandy and Peradeniya University …. so it is not a ‘layman’ speaking.

SOME FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Harry Solomons 🥇She’s a class act. One of the 5 best in Women’s world cricket. Maybe the best batter. Such limited opportunity in SL..where Women’s team is treated as second class.

 

  • Frederick Kreltszheim An amazing innings. Although small in stature her timing is excellent and the 8 sixes cleared the boundary with ease. Wonderful talent. A pity she does not have much support from others in the team.
  • Shani Jayasundera Amazing match very
    proud to support you .
    Congratulations
  • Senanie de Silva Thanks for sharing..In our day girls werr only fielders..but my father encouraged me to play with him. Bought me a full cricket set for my 10th B’day..and because the bat was too heavy he bought a smaller one..The set was ultimately “stolen “by some Royalists..my friends brothers friends..who claimed it cant be mine because I didnt have a brother; but a Thomian cousin taught me to spin the ball etc and the boys in the neighbourhood at Sulaiman Terrace allowed me into their game..
    So Womens Cricket brings me joy and I revel in our teams achievements …..

 

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