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Sri Lanka won the 3rd ODI

Five Indian nationals were asked to leave the venue of the third and final ODI between Sri Lanka Women and India Women by the Sri Lanka Cricket officials for suspected behaviour throughout the match. They were later handed over to the police for questioning.

According to a report by PTI, at the Katunayake ground at least five persons were spotted constantly talking on their mobile phones following which the action was taken.

“They were seen talking on their mobile phones throughout the match. When questioned they said they were informing those back home on the game,” an unnamed official was quoted as saying by the PTI.

The local police quizzed them to find if they had any links to bookies.

Sri Lanka women captain Chamari Atapattu s century trumped that of her India counterpart Mithali Raj as the hosts won the third and final ODI of the three-match series by three wickets. Chasing 254, Sri Lanka began strongly and were favorites after their opening pair put up 101 runs.

However, Mansi Joshi struck in consecutive overs to raise Indian hopes but their lower order held their own to take them over the line, finishing at 257/7 in 49.5 overs.

A similar incident occurred last month during Sri Lanka’s domestic T20 competition when several India and Pakistan national were asked to leave the venue for suspicious behaviour.