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[Watch] Chamari Athapaththu Survives Lucky Escape As Bails Refuse to Fall Vs Scotland



Sri Lanka’s captain Lucky Escape in Abu Dhabi []

One bizarre incident stole the spotlight in a thrilling showdown between Scotland and Sri Lanka Women’s cricket teams at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2024.

During the first ball of the 17th over, Sri Lanka’s skipper Chamari Athapaththu faced a close call when an inside edge brushed the ball against the stumps.

However, to the astonishment of players and fans alike, the bails stubbornly refused to dislodge at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Watch: Sri Lanka’s Lucky Escape In Abu Dhabi

Despite this lucky escape, Athapaththu showcased her batting skills with a sensational 102-run innings, including 13 boundaries and four sixes. Her remarkable performance guided Sri Lanka to a formidable total of 169/5 in 20 overs.

In response, Scotland struggled to keep up, managing only 101/7 in their allotted 20 overs.

With this victory, Sri Lanka secured their spot alongside Australia, New Zealand, India, and Pakistan in Group A of the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup.

On the other hand, Scotland will join hosts Bangladesh, England, South Africa, and West Indies in the prestigious tournament.

The bizarre incident during the final added an extra layer of excitement to an already intense match, leaving spectators bewildered.

Despite the odds, Athapaththu’s stroke of luck and remarkable innings will be remembered as a pivotal moment in the journey to the Women’s T20 World Cup 2024.

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