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    1st T20: Sri Lankan Women register 3-wicket win over Indian Women

    Visakhapatnam: Sri Lankan Women registered their first victory in the limited overs series against India after beating the hosts by three wickets in the 1st T20 International on Saturday.

    Put into bat, Indian eves scored 147 for 3 in 20 overs with in-form skipper Mithali Raj top-scoring with 67 off 47 balls with nine fours and two sixes. Harmanpreet Kaur (40) also made useful contribution.

    In reply, Sri Lanka scored 148 for seven in 19.5 overs with skipper Shashikala Siriwardene scoring 52 off 39 balls.

    Chamari Polgumpala hit a quickfire 19 off 16 balls as the visitors won the match with a ball to spare.

    Offspinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad making her debut was the most successful bowler grabbing three for 24 off four overs.

    Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami was hammered for 35 runs in four overs. The final over was given to allrounder Amita Sharma who gave away seven runs with the winning hit coming off the penultimate delivery.

    Brief Scores: India Women 147 for 3 (Mithali Raj 67, Harmanpreet Kaur 40); Sri Lanka Women 148/7 in 19.5 overs (Shashikala Siriwardene 52, Chamari Polgumpala 19)