Sri Lanka women vs India women T201: In the second Twenty20 International, played on Saturday India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur led her team to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka.
While opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana led her team in scoring with 39 runs, Deepti Sharma claimed two wickets. 31 runs were scored by Kaur in 32 balls. The match was played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla,
With this victory India have taken a 2-0 unassailable lead in the three-match series after winning the second T20I by five wickets. Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana played knocks of 31 and 39 respectively. Earlier, Sri Lanka posted 125/7 in 20 overs after Vishmi Gunaratne and Chamari Athapaththu played knocks of 45 and 43 respectively. For India, Deepti Sharma scalped two wickets.
Sri Lanka women vs India women T201 Series: Harmanpreet Kaur Leads India to a solid win
Sri Lanka have gotten off to an excellent start with opening batters Chamari Athapaththu and Vishmi Gunaratne playing steadily for the hosts. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first in the ongoing second T20I of the three-match series at Dambulla.
Harmanpreet Kaur-led Team India eye to clinch the series against Sri Lanka as the two sides meet for the second T20I of the three-match series in Dambulla on Saturday. Notably, the India women had comprehensively won the first game by a 34-run margin. The focus would be on how India go about their chase.
In the match earlier, It was a powerful start but a disappointing finish for Sri Lanka Women, but for India Women, It’s been a terrific recovery for Harmanpreet Kaur and her XI. They have pulled things back together exceptionally well and have restricted Sri Lanka to a below-par score.
After electing to bat first, Sri Lanka Women got off to a positive start as the openers, Vishmi Gunaratne and Chamari Atapattu stitched together 87 runs and were cruising away.
However, Chamari Atapattu perished after scoring 43 runs and post that wickets started to tumble like a pack of cards. All of a sudden, Sri Lanka Women from 87 for 0 became 120 for 7 and failed to put a healthy total on the board. They would be disappointed with the total, especially after the start they got.
For India Women, it was their skipper who was the pick of the bowlers, she grabbed a wicket in her spell of 3 overs and gave away just 13 runs.
But in the end, it was a collective performance, as they took 7 wickets for 33 runs. India Women eventully sat pretty witn a an opportunity here to seal the series. And, they won.