After being sent into bat by the Indian skipper, Sri Lankan women started their innings badly in the second T-20 at Colombo as they lost the wickets of BYA Mendis, AC Jayangani and WK Dilhari, before rain delayed the start of play by half and hour.
The Lankans were reeling at 49/3 with the opposition skipper Chamari Atapattu back in the pavilion.
Atapattu looked set for a big score before she was bowled by Deepti Sharma for 21 runs. Her innings consisted of 2 fours and 1 six.
Her opening partner Mendis fell cheaply for 1 run off the bowling of Arundhati Reddy.
Kavisha Dilhari who was promoted up the order after her magnificent performances in the previous games failed to get going as she fell to Poonam Yadav caught by Reddy.
Play was eventually called off with only 7.5 overs being bowled.
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.
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”
Indian wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia notched up her first fifty and took two vital catches followed by a stumping to help her side beat Sri Lanka by 7 runs in an low scoring encounter at Galle on Thursday. Continue reading “Indian Women vs Sri Lanka Women Second 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. Continue reading “Indian Women vs Sri Lanka Women First ODI Match Report-2018”