India Women vs Sri Lanka Women First ODI Match Report-2018

Indian opener Smriti Mandhana unbeaten 73 off 76 balls took India to a comfortable 9 wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first of the three one day internationals at Galle.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Sri Lanka were rocked early, when they lost Prasadani Weerakkody caught behind by wicket keeper Taniya Bhatia off the bowling of Mansi Joshi.

Jhulan Goswami came into the party as well when she claimed Nipuni Hansika for 2 runs, thereby becoming the first woman cricketer to scalp 300 wickets in international cricket.

Jhulan Goswami

Joshi ended with the figures of 3 wickets for 16 runs in 6.1 overs, while Goswami ended up with 2 for 13 in eight.

The 27 year old Poonam Yadav, who became the third fastest Indian to 50 ODI wickets, claimed 2/13 in 4 overs.

The only resistance came was from skipper Chamari Atapattu who made 33 runs, while Sripali Weerakkody scored 26.

The home side were eventually bundled out for 98 runs in 35.1 overs.

India got of to a rolicking start, as the opening pair of Punam Raut and Mandhana, who had a dream run at the Kia Super League put on 96 runs for the first wicket, before Raut fell to Dilani Manodara off Inoka Ranaweera for 24.

Indian captain Mithali Raj created another feat, as she overtook England’s Charlotte Edwards record of most wins as captain in women’s cricket.

The second one day international will be played on September 13 at the very same venue.

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