INDW vs SLW: Sri Lanka Women win by 7 wickets!

Sinchan Saha

Modified Jun 27, 2022 6:45 PM IST

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India captain Harmanpreet Singh won the toss and chose to bat first in the third and last T20I against Sri Lanka on Monday. The tourists as of now had an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and will expect to make all the difference for the triumphant energy. India began the series by safeguarding a humble objective of 134 preceding chasing down 126 for a five-wicket win.

Skipper Athapaththu’s 80 guides Sri Lanka to 7 wickets win (Image Source: ANI News)
Sri Lanka Women dominated this game by 7 wickets

Athapaththu scored 80 Not Out off 48 balls as the home team beat India by 7 wickets. Nilakshi de Silva (30) likewise had her impact after Sri Lankan bowlers limited India to 138 runs in 20 overs. The series currently in their pocket, India will hope to finish a whitewash when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and last women’s T20 International here on Monday.

The Harmanpreet Kaur-drove outfit had whipped the host group by 34 runs in the opening T20 and afterward followed it up with an overwhelming five-wicket dominance in the second match to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

All the more significant, the successes will be a confidence boost for India in front of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham beginning one month from now, where women’s T20 cricket is set to make its presentation. India appear to have tracked down the triumphant force, however they are not completely satisfied with their performance in the series up to this point.

While the bowlers have made a heavenly progress in the two games, India’s batting has passed on a ton to be wanted. Furthermore, the Indians have been messy on the field. The bowling unit has been on the imprint for India. The spinners have been thrilling, taking full advantage of the sluggish idea of the try out. They had easily guarded 138 in the opening game.

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Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu (43) and opener Vishmi Gunaratne (45) gave the Indian bowling unit a test as the pair set up a 87-run stand in the subsequent game. However, the Indian bowlers got back in the saddle as they gave only 14 runs in the last 3.1 overs while guaranteeing six wickets to confine Sri Lanka to a less than impressive 125.

In any case, the guests were made to buckle down for what ought to have been a comfortable chaseShafali Verma (17), Sabbhineni Meghana (17) and Yastika Bhatia (13) couldn’t change over their beginnings. The group’s top scorer in the past game Jemimah Rodrigues (3) likewise was dismissed roughly and will hold back nothing. Subsequent to faltering in the main game, productive opener Smriti Mandhana thundered back to shape, her 39 off 34 balls assisted the sightseers with dominating the game and the series.

Mandhana was complemented by Harmanpreet (31 not out), who is currently India’s leading T20I run scorer. The all-rounder played a captain’s push directing her side over the line while likewise contributing with the ball. Sri Lanka will be frantically expecting to stay away from a second successive whitewash, having gone down to Pakistan 0-3 in a T20 series as of late.

The hosts will try to proceed as a durable unit and get a comfort win, which will cheer them up heading into the three-match ODI series, beginning Friday.

For that they need more commitments with the bat while their bowlers will likewise have to help the twist couple of Inoka Ranaweera and Oshadi Ranasinghe, who have done the majority of the undertaking with the ball for the side till now.

India women win this series with 2-1.