INDW vs SLW: India wins by 5 wickets against Sri Lanka!

India women (138 for 6) beat Sri Lanka women (104 for 5 by 34 runs). Jemimah Rodrigues at No. 5 made a critical 36* first to assist.

  • Sinchan Saha | June 26, 2022 | 12:38 am

India Women vs Sri Lanka Women Highlights: India women’s cricket team takes field in the second challenge of the three-match series with an eye on getting an unassailable 2-0 lead. In the series opener, the tourists protected an modest total of 138 to take a 1-0 lead.

India Women’s Team (Image Source: Sports Adda)

They expected a vastly improved show with the bat today. The team wouldn’t just plan to get the three-match series yet additionally address the grey areas and proceed with the triumphant energy in front of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, where women’s cricket  will make its presentation in the T20 design. The Birmingham Games will be held from July 28 to August 8.

The likes of Shafali Verma, who made a run-a-ball 31, captain Harmanpreet Kaur (22) and Richa Ghosh (11) all got starts yet couldn’t change them into significant thumps. Having flopped in the past game, Harmanpreet will expect to obscure the unbelievable Mithali Raj in the most limited design. She really wants only 24 rushes to turn into the most noteworthy run-getter from India in this format.

Harmanpreet Kaur seals the game for her group with a boundary. It’s a clinical exhibition for India as they overwhelmed the hosts in this pursuit notwithstanding losing wickets at standard spans. India moved toward this chase with a going after spell and lost such a large number of wickets running after the ground. 

India 138 for 6 (Rodrigues 36*, Shafali 31, Ranaweera 3-30, Ranasinghe 2-22) beat Sri Lanka 104 for 5 (Dilhari 47*, Radha 2-22) by 34 runs.

Sri Lanka have never beaten India in a T20I at home. They last won a T20I against them in 2014, which was only one of their three successes in 19 experiences against India in the organisation. India ensured this record remained in one piece by beating the hosts by 34 runs in the first of the three-match series in Dambulla.

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Jemimah Rodrigues at No. 5 made a critical 36* first to assist India with getting to 138 for 6, preceding the spinners applied the brakes on the Sri Lankan batters.

Ranasinghe sends early nerves

India didn’t get the ideal beginning subsequent to choosing to bat. On a slowish surface, Sri Lanka squeezed their sluggish bowlers right into it from the get-go, smothering Smriti Mandhana. The left-hander then attempted to break the shackles against offspinner Oshadi Ranasinghe, just to miscue one directly to mid-on. On the following ball, Ranasinghe excused Sabbhineni Meghana for a first-ball duck to early shock the sightseers.

In any case, Shafali Vermaand captain Harmanpreet Kaurmotored along and kept the hosts from making advances. Harmanpreet put the scope to great impact to move the tension back to Sri Lanka while Shafali was glad to utilise her feet to drain singles as well as score limits.

Familiar incident

The 139-run chase from Sri Lanka had a similar focus to it with Athapaththu scoring 15 of the 25 they scored in the powerplay. Be that as it may, Radha Yadav, playing her most memorable T20I since the visit to England last year, excused Athapaththu and Harshitha Madavi in the equivalent over to kill off the pursuit.

Dilhari completed unbeaten on 46 subsequent to strolling in at No. 4 yet couldn’t get sufficient help from the opposite end. India utilised 12 overs of twist, including that of Shafali’s off spin – where she had Ama Kanchana baffled for her lady global wicket – to hold the home side under tight restraints and get going their visit with a success. INDW Beat SLW by 5 Wickets.