INDW vs SLW 1st T20: India Beat Sri Lanka by 34 Runs

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India Women 138/6

Sri Lanka Women 104/5

India Women won by 34 runs.

Playing XIs:

India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, S Meghana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Richa Ghosh (WK), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh Thakur, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Sri Lanka: Vishmi Gunaratne, Chamari Athapaththu (C), Anushka Sanjeewani (VC), Kavisha Dilhari, Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani 

Harmanpreet kaur won the toss for India and opted to bat first. India lost Smriti Mandhana (1) and Sabbhineni Meghana (0) in the 4th over. Shafali Verma scored a fluent 31 with 4 boundaries from as many deliveries. India lost 5 wickets for just 81 on the board. Harmanpreet Kaur was looking good in her innings of 22 off 22 balls but was trapped LBW by Ranaweera.

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Jemimah Rodrigues was the only batter who looked in good touch and scored 36* in 27 balls with 3 fours and a six. Late Strike from Deepti Sharma (17 off 8) took India to a respectable total of 138/6 in 20 overs. India scored 20 runs in the last over to get back the momentum.

Inoka Ranaweera took 3 for 30 in her 4 overs.

In reply, Sri Lanka did not have a good start. Deepti Sharma struck in second over of the match. She trapped Vishmi Gunaratne (1) when she was going for a sweep. Radha Yadav struck twice in the 7th over to get rid of dangerous Chamari Athapaththu and Harshitha Madavi. Athapaththu and Madavi scored 16 and 10 respectively.

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Kavisha Dilhari stayed on the wicket and was scoring runs at a good rate but wickets kept tumbling on the other end. She stayed not out on 47*. Sri Lanka could only manage to score 104/ 5 in 20 overs and lost the match by 34 runs. Radha Yadav took 2 for 22 in 4 overs. Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar and Shafali Verma took 1 wicket each.

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