The Indian eves continued their stellar type within the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup as they registered a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in what was their ultimate group sport on the Junction Oval on Saturday.
Radha Yadav and Shafali Verma have been the star performers for India, who completed the group stage on the prime of the desk with eight factors from 4 video games.
Having already certified for the semi-finals, the Indian eves first restricted Sri Lanka to a beneath par 113/9 with left-arm spinner Radha scalping Four wickets in her 4 overs, gifting away simply 23 runs.
Spin companion Rajeshwari Gayakwad returned with figures of two/18 whereas Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey all scalped one wicket every.
For Sri Lanka, skipper Chamari Athapaththu was the lone batswoman who may make some vital contribution of 33. Apart from her, Kavisha Dilhari made 25* down the order and helped Sri Lanka cross the 100-run mark.
During their chase, it was as soon as once more 16-year-previous Shafali who starred with the bat. She alongside with Smriti Mandhana, shared a 34-run opening stand earlier than the left-handed opener was dismissed for 17.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who has been struggling for type, promoted herself to No. 3. However, that didn’t make a lot of a distinction as she may rating solely 15 runs earlier than getting out.
Shafali, nonetheless, continued from the opposite end and saved on scoring boundaries and seemed all set to smash her first half-century of the continuing match. But, she fell simply three runs quick as she received run-out and missed out on a nicely-deserved fifty.
Deepti then accomplished the formalities alongwith Jemimah Rodrigues because the duo helped India chase down the goal with as many as 32 balls to spare. Radha was adjudged the Player of the Match.
India will now take the sector after they play within the first semi-ultimate of the match on March 5 in Sydney.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 113/9 (Chamari Athapaththu 33; Radha Yadav 4/23) India 116/3 (Shafali Verma 47; Udeshika Prabodhani 1/13).