Atapattu hits third-highest score in Women’s ODI

Chamari Atapattu struck the third-highest score in Women’s ODI cricket to underpin Sri Lanka’s 257-9 against Australia in the World Cup clash at Bristol.

Atapattu struck six sixes on her way to an unbeaten 178 off just 143 balls – scoring 69 per cent of her team’s runs, the highest ever individual percentage in a Women’s ODI innings.

The number three’s phenomenal knock is also the best total ever scored by a batsman against Australia Women.

Only two other batsmen made double figures – Shashikala Siriwardene (24) and Eshani Lokusuriyage (13) chipping in as Australia made consistent in-roads.

Australia however eventually won the match by 8 wickets. (Courtesy Sky Sports)