Mithali Raj’s dominant 51 helps India take irrefutable 2-0 lead opposite Sri Lanka

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Ranchi: The Indian women’s cricket group survived a mid-innings fall to kick Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in a second Twenty20 International for an irrefutable 2-0 lead in a three-match series, in Ranchi on Wednesday.

After restricting Sri Lanka to 107/8 in 20 overs, a Indians endured some concerned moments before entrance by in 19 overs.

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The preference to bat initial backfired exceedingly on a Lankans with Ekta Bisht (3/22) and Poonam Yadav (3/17) mixing to slice by a visiting line-up.

Dilani Manodara’s 27 was a best that a Lankan beat could manage, followed by skipper Shashikala Siriwardene’s 26-run effort.

In reply, India’s in-form captain Mithali Raj was a star performer for a hosts, distinguished an dominant 51 that came off 52 balls and was studded with half a dozen fours.

However, she could not find a solid partner in a follow until Anuja Patil assimilated her during a crease. Patil’s 33-ball 34 came accessible as India overhauled a aim after some hiccups.

Inoka Ranaweera was a tip bowler for a Lankans, grabbing 3 wickets for a small 10 runs in her 4 overs.

Brief Scores:

Sri Lanka Women: 107/8 in 20 overs (Dilani Manodara 27, Poonam Yadav 3/17).

India Women: 108/5 in 19 overs (Mithali Raj 51 not out, Inoka Ranaweera 3/10).

PTI

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