- Sri Lanka gave a target of 114 runs, India has achieved it by losing just 3 wickets in 14.4.
- Radha Yadav 4, Rajeshwari took 2 wickets; Shefali Verma hit a quick 47 inning
Women ICC T20 World Cup: On Saturday, India registered their fourth consecutive win in the Women’s T20 World. Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the match played in Melbourne, Australia. Sri Lanka gave India a target of 114 runs. The Indian team achieved this by losing three wickets in 14.4 overs. Opener Shefali Verma was runout after scoring 47 runs. She failed to score a half-century for the second time in a row. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur was out for 15 runs. Smriti Mandhana scored 17 runs.
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Sri Lanka won the toss, batting first and scored 113 runs at the loss of 9 wickets. Captain Chamari Attapattu scored the highest 33 and Kavisha Delhari scored 25 runs. Radha Yadav bowled brilliantly for India. He took 4 wickets for 23 runs in 4 overs. For this Radha was adjudged Player of the Match. Smriti Mandhana and captain Harmanpreet did not bat once again in the tournament. Smriti scored 17 and Kaur scored 15 runs. Shefali, who has been performing well so far in this tournament, again showed the magic of the bat. She was out for 47 runs
India Has Already Reached the Semi-Finals
The Indian team has already reached the semi-finals by winning the first three matches. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are out of the semi-final race after losing all three matches. India defeated Australia 17 and then Bangladesh by 18 runs in the first match. While defeated New Zealand by 3 runs in the third match.
India Invincible From Sri Lanka 10 Matches
Of the 18 T20 T20s played between India and Sri Lanka so far, the Indian team has won 3 while Sri Lanka have won. Team India is now invincible against Sri Lanka by 10 matches. There have been five matches between the two in the World Cup. India has won four while Sri Lanka has won one.
Shefali and Poonam’s Good Performance
Opener Smriti Mandhana and captain Harmanpreet have not been able to perform well so far. Middle order batsmen were scattered in all four matches. In such a situation, these players had a chance against Sri Lanka before the semi-final match. Opener Shefali Verma has started well in all four matches. Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav is on top with 9 wickets. Women ICC T20 World Cup.
Harmanpreet Could Not Touch the Double Figures in Three Matches
Harmanpreet continues to perform poorly in this tournament. In three of the four matches, she could not even touch the double figures. She was also dismissed for 17 against Sri Lanka. He scored 2 against Australia in the first match. After this, the pavilions were returned for 8 against Bangladesh and 1 against New Zealand.
India: Shefali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Tania Bhatia (wicketkeeper), Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Jemima Rodriguez, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gaekwad and Radha Yadav.
Sri Lanka: Chamari Attapattu (Captain), Hasini Perera, Umeesha Timashini, Hansima Karunaratne, Sasikala Sirivardane, Harshitha Madhavi, Anushka Sanjeevani (wicketkeeper), Nilakshi De Silva, Kavisha Dillhari, Satya Sandipani and Udeshika Prabodhani.