Sri Lanka deaf cricketers beat India to clinch One-Day and T20 series

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Sri Lanka deaf cricketers dominated India in the recently concluded 3-match One-Day series and only T20 match at the Surrey Village Ground, Maggona which was held from 29th January to 2nd February.

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Sri Lanka team led by Gimandu Malkam sealed the One-day series 2-1 after the early heartbreak they suffered on 29th January, losing a thriller in the last over and managed to cruise past India in the T20 game by 68 runs.

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Rajitha Asanka starred for Sri Lanka in all the games Sri Lanka won, top scoring in all 3 innings with 57, 47 and 49 in the T20 contest while skipper Gimandu Malkam shone with the ball, taking 9 wickets in 4 matches.

This team won the inaugural deaf ICC T20 world Cup in 2018 under the same skipper and are currently preparing for the next ICC Deaf Cricket World Cup which will be held in UAE from 24th November to 4th December 2020.

Match results

1st match – One-Day series | India won by 4 wickets

SL 239/8 (50) | G. S Walgama 79, D. Sachin 35, T. Sampath 47, Virender 25/3, Nadeem 18/2

IND 240/6 (49.5) | Virender 51*, Abhishek 65, Suhail 38, A. Kalep 39/2, A. Manjula 31/2

2nd match – One-Day series | Sri Lanka won by 92 runs

SL 252/10 (49.4) | Rajitha Asanka 57, Nadun Sameera 37, T. Sampath 30, Suhail 37/3, Manjeet 40/2

IND 160/10 (41.5) | Tanmag 64, Rajram 14, G. L Malkam 33/3, A. Kalep 20/2, Sachith Perera 37/2

3rd match – One-Day series | Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets

IND 188/10 (47.2) Suhail 50, Manjeet 31, Deepak 16, T Sampath 16/2, G L Malkam 25/2, Sumudu Lanka 31/2, Sachith Perera 46/2

SL 190/7 | Rajitha Asanka 47, A Kalep 38*, Sumudu Lanka 22*, D. Sachin 22, Suhail 55/3, Nadeem 65/3

Only T20 match| Sri Lanka won by 68 runs

SL 171/6 (20) | Rajitha Asanka 49, G L Malkam 46, Dinuka Sachin 33, Sachith Perera 29*, Nadeem 18/1, Suhail 20/1

IND 103/10 (15.4) | Abhishek 24, Manjeet 21, Tanmy 21, G L Malkam 22/4, Sumudu 12/2

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