Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav bagged 4 wickets for 26 runs as India Women defeated Sri Lanka women by 13 runs in the first T20I at Katunayake.
After being sent into bat by the Sri Lanka skipper, India got off to a terrible start as their inform Smriti Mandhana for a duck in the very first over.
The 18 year old Rodrigues played some magnificent strokes and was severe on all Sri Lankan bowlers. Her innings of 36 runs came in just 15 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes before falling to Chamari Athapaththu.
Mithali Raj and captain Harmanpreet Kaur fell cheaply inside the first six overs, as they scored 75 runs in the powerplay.
India lost their way in the middle stages, but cameos from Jemimah Rodrigues Taniya Bhatia and Veda Krishnamurthy propelled them to 168/8 in 20 overs. Prabodhani and Jayangani claimed 2 wickets each.
Chasing a target of 169 runs, Yasoda Mendis and skipper Athapaththu gave Sri Lanka a flying start by adding 39 runs in the first 3 overs, before the debutant Arundhati Reddy dismissed Mendis for a quickfire 32 runs.
The 27 year old Poonam Yadav wrecked their middle order by claiming 4 wickets to reduce Sri Lanka to 117/7.
Eshani Lokusuriyage 45 (31) couldn’t help Sri Lanka get across the line as they were bowled out for 155 runs in 19.3 overs.
Left arm bowler Radha Yadav along with Kaur bagged 2 wickets each. India take 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
The second T20 international will be played in Colombo on Friday.
India and Pakistan will be featuring in the fifth match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai international stadium, Dubai on September 19. Continue reading “India vs Pakistan 5th Asia Cup Match Preview-2018”
Left handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan notched up his 14th ODI century, as India survived a scare eventually by defeating Hong Kong by 26 runs in Dubai. Continue reading “India vs Hong Kong 4th Asia Cup Match Report-2018”
Left arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav became the second fastest Indian bowler to take 50 ODI wickets. He achieved this feat in 24 matches, after former Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar, who reached it in just 23 ODIs.
He thereby became the second fastest spinner to do so after Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who took only 19 matches to cross the landmark.
Team India, being led by stand in skipper Rohit Sharma will be facing Hong Kong at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday, September 18. Continue reading “India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup Fourth Match Preview-2018”
Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the Group B match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Monday and with that, they knocked out five-time champions out of the Asia Cup. Continue reading “Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Third Asia Cup Match Report-2018”
Sri Lanka after suffering a humiliating loss by 137 runs in their opening fixture of the Asia cup against Bangladesh will be looking to bounce back strongly against Afghanistan and keep their Super four hopes alive in the third match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 17.
Both teams have faced each other twice in the ODIS, with the Lankans get the better of Afghanistan by winning 2-0.
However in the ICC World Cup 2015 at Dunedin, where the two teams faced each other, the Islanders were set a target of 232 runs by Afghans and chased it down comfortably with 4 wickets to spare.
The Lankan fielding in the first match was left a lot to be desired as they spilled 2 catches.
The only bright spot for them was the return of their ace bowler Lasith Malinga who on his come back game claimed 4 wickets.
Afghanistan will be brimming with confidence after their 2-1 ODI series win against the host Ireland.
Their batting in the one dayers has not been up to the mark as they have failed on an regular basis.
They would be banking on the experience of Mohammad Shahzbad and the leading run getter and wicket taker in the ODI’s Mohammad Nabi to come good.
Their skipper Asghar Afghan has pulled his team out from an precarious positions in the past.
Their spin twins, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman will be their main threat as they are likely to create an impact on slow tracks in the UAE.
Pakistan kick started their Asia Cup with a bang as they annihilated Hong Kong by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Continue reading “Pakistan vs Hong Kong Second Asia Cup Match Report-2018”
Mushfiqur Rahim scored a magnificent 144 as Bangladesh crushed the Sri Lankans by 137 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First Asia Cup Match Report-2018”
Indian skipper Mithali Raj’s knock of 125 runs went in vain as Sri Lankan women defeated the Indian Women in the third and final one day international on Sunday at Katunayake. Continue reading “Indian Women vs Sri Lanka Women Third ODI Match Report-2018”