India Women’s team beat Sri Lanka Women’s team by 41 runs in the 2nd match of Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 played today (01st October) at Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.
Sri Lanka Skipper Chamari Athapaththu won the toss and opted to field first in their first game of the tournament.
Sri Lanka Women (Playing XI): Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani (w), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Malsha Shehani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya
India Women (Playing XI): Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Richa Ghosh(w), Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh
Sri Lanka got off to a strong start with the ball dismissing in-form Indian opening batter Mandhana and Verma within the first 4 overs. However, Indian No. 3 batter Rodrigues and Skipper Kaur rescued the innings, adding 92-run partnership for the 3rd wicket.
Sri Lanka managed to fight back with the ball in the latter part of the innings as they restricted the strong Indian batting lineup to 150. Rodrigues was the top-scorer for India as she made 76 runs off 53 balls with 11 fours and a six. The off-spinner Ranasinghe was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as she grabbed 3 scalps for 32 runs.
Sri Lanka started well in the run-chase as the opening pair Athapaththu and Madavi added 25 runs in 3.3 overs. However, Sri Lanka was unable to sustain the momentum going forward as they lost 4 quick wickets putting the team behind the rate at the half-way stage of the innings.
Harshitha Madavi tried her best to put the team over the line with a fighting knock of 30 runs off 32 balls, but the Indian bowlers continued to tighten the screws with the ball as they finished off it professionally, clinching an easy victory at the end.
Sri Lanka Women will face United Arab Emirates Women in their 2nd game of the tournament tomorrow (02nd October) at the same venue.
India Women’s Team 150/6 (20) Jemimah Rodrigues 76, Harmanpreet Kaur 33, Oshadi Ranasinghe 3/32
Sri Lanka Women’s Team 109 (18.2) Hasini Perera 30, Harshitha Madavi 26, Dayalan Hemalatha 3/15, Pooja Wastrakar 2/12, Deepti Sharma 2/15
Result – Indian Women won by 41 runs
|Shafali Verma||c Malsha Shehani b Oshadi Ranasinghe||10||11||1||0||90.91|
|Smriti Mandhana||c Nilakshi de Silva b Sugandika Kumari||6||7||1||0||85.71|
|Jemimah Rodrigues||b Chamari Athapaththu||76||53||11||1||143.40|
|Harmanpreet Kaur||st Anushka Sanjeewani b Oshadi Ranasinghe||33||30||2||1||110.00|
|Dayalan Hemalatha||not out||13||10||0||0||130.00|
|Richa Ghosh||lbw b Oshadi Ranasinghe||9||6||0||1||150.00|
|Pooja Vastrakar||run out (Anushka Sanjeewani)||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Deepti Sharma||not out||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||1 (b 1 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)|
|Total||150/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.5)|
|Harshitha Samarawickrama||run out (Smriti Mandhana)||26||20||5||1||130.00|
|Chamari Athapaththu||c Renuka Singh b Deepti Sharma||5||11||1||0||45.45|
|Malsha Shehani||run out (Deepti Sharma)||9||6||1||0||150.00|
|Hasini Perera||c Radha Yadav b Deepti Sharma||30||32||3||0||93.75|
|Nilakshi de Silva||lbw b Pooja Vastrakar||3||5||0||0||60.00|
|Kavisha Dilhari||c Renuka Singh b Pooja Vastrakar||1||8||0||0||12.50|
|Anushka Sanjeewani||lbw b Radha Yadav||5||9||0||0||55.56|
|Oshadi Ranasinghe||c Sneh Rana b Dayalan Hemalatha||11||10||1||0||110.00|
|Sugandika Kumari||c Smriti Mandhana b Dayalan Hemalatha||4||3||0||0||133.33|
|Inoka Ranaweera||not out||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Achini Kulasuriya||st Richa Ghosh b Dayalan Hemalatha||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Extras||13 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 8, pen 0)|
|Total||109/10 (18.2 Overs, RR: 5.95)|