Skipper Chamari Athapaththu led from the front by scoring a sizzling unbeaten 80, as Sri Lanka Women defeated India Women by 7 wickets in the third and the final T20 international at Dambulla on Monday. Continue reading “India Women vs Sri Lanka Women Third T20I Dambulla June 27 Match Report 2022”
Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur lead from the front by scoring an unbeaten 31 as India Women defeated Sri Lanka Women by 5 wickets in the second T20I to take an unassailable 2-0 lead the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Sri Lanka women opening pair of Vishmi Gunaratne and skipper Chamari Athapaththu got their side off to a fantastic start. The duo added 87 runs for the opening stand before the latter perished to Pooja Vastrakar for 43.
Kaur then got into the act by dismissing Gunaratne, caught and bowled for 45. The dismissal of Harshitha Samarawickrama opened the flood gates as the hosts ended up with 125/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
Deepti Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for India Women with figures of 2/34.
Chasing 126, Smriti Mandhana along with Shafali Verma got India Women off to a steady start. The duo added 30 runs for the opening wicket before the latter fell to Oshadi Ranasinghe for 17.
Inoka Ranaweera struck a vital blow by dismissing the well set Mandhana stumped by wicket keeper Sanjeewani for a 34 ball-39.
Jemimah Rodrigues (3) departed cheaply as the visitors slumped to 91/4. However Harmanpreet held her nerves by scoring a valuable unbeaten 31, as India Women overhauled the target of 126 with 5 balls to spare.
For Sri Lanka Women Oshadi Ranasinghe and Inoka Ranaweera bagged two wickets each.
Jemimah Rodrigues scored a valuable unbeaten 27 ball-36 as India Women defeated Sri Lanka Women by 34 runs at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Thursday. Continue reading “India Women vs Sri Lanka Women First T20I Dambulla June 23 Match Report 2022”
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”