Women’s T20 World Cup / India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to register their fourth win in a row

The Indian Express : Feb 29, 2020, 12:38 PM

Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to register their fourth win in a row in Women’s 20 World Cup. India chased down the total of 114 with 32 balls to spare. Shafali Verma dominated the bowling with her fantastic strokeplay. Shafali missed her half-century by just three runs. Smriti Mandhana contributed with 12-ball 17. Harmanpreet Kaur promoted herself up the order and scored 15, her first double-digit score in the tournament. Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues stayed unbeaten for 15 each as India stretched their winning streak.

Earlier, Sri Lanka skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. Radha Yadav starred with the ball as she took four wickets for 23 runs in her four overs including hard-hitting Chamari Thapaththu’s wicket. Athalaththu top-scored with 23-ball 34 including five fours and one six. Sri Lanka suffered a middle-order collapse. Wickets at regular intervals. Kavisha Dilhari’s cameo — 16-ball 25 — helped Sri Lanka get to 113/9. Rajeshwari Gayakwad took a couple of wickets whereas Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey and Poonam Yadav took one wicket each.

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