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India vs Sri Lanka Highlights, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: India Win Fourth Straight Game

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Sri Lanka Women vs India Women (t20)

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SLW vs INDW Cricket Scorecard (t20)

Match 14 t20, Junction Oval, Melbourne, 29 February, 2020

Sri Lanka Women

113/9

(20.0) RR 5.65

Sri Lanka Women Chamari Atapattu (C)
India Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 7 wickets
India Women Harmanpreet Kaur (C)

India Women

116/3

(14.4) RR 7.90

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12:25 (IST)

Harmanpreet Kaur: Very important that when you're winning, you have to continue the momentum. The bowlers understood the wicket very well. On these pitches, you cannot bowl the same pace every time. Today I was looking quite positive and got a few boundaries, will give my best in the upcoming games. Shafali is someone who loves to play big shots. We don't want to stop her. If she's enjoying, she should continue the momentum. She is always enjoying, whether she is hitting or someone else is hitting boundaries.

12:23 (IST)

Chamari Athapaththu: I think the score was not enough for us. We lost a couple of chances, especially Shafali's. We all know how dangerous a player she is. We dropped her chance and we couldn't stop her. I started well but I got out, I have to stay there and play 16-17 overs. Unfortunately I got out. If I stay there, we can score 150+.

12:23 (IST)

Chamari Athapaththu: I think the score was not enough for us. We lost a couple of chances, especially Shafali's. We all know how dangerous a player she is. We dropped her chance and we couldn't stop her. I started well but I got out, I have to stay there and play 16-17 overs. Unfortunately I got out. If I stay there, we can score 150+.

12:17 (IST)

Radha Yadav, Player of the Match: I was just thinking to bowl stump to stump and keep it simple. As a bowling unit we did really well and I hope we keep this momentum going.

12:13 (IST)

INDIA WIN! They go into the semifinals unbeaten, after thrashing Sri Lanka by seven wickets. It's their fourth straight win in the tournament, and their big challenge starts now in the form of knockouts. Nothing went Sri Lanka's way this game. India completely outplayed them, first with ball and then with the bat.

12:10 (IST)

Captain Athapaththu drops a simple catch off Jemimah. Nothing going Sri Lanka's way in this game. India need 5 more.

12:06 (IST)

Nine runs from Siriwardene's over. India need only 10 runs now.

12:02 (IST)

Deepti Sharma with a boundary to keep India going. 95 for 3 in 12 overs, only formalities left.

11:56 (IST)

WICKET! Shafali Verma is run out. Some poor running there and she misses her half-century by 3 runs. They tried a quick single pushing to the mid on but Shafali was not quick enough. Some lazy running and India are 89/3 in 11 overs.

11:51 (IST)

WICKET! Harmanpreet Kaur is gone after a brief sparkle. Comes down the track and slogs but holes out to long on. Siriwardene strikes, India 81 for 2 in the 10th over.

11:47 (IST)

One boundary for Shafali in the ninth over. India doing this easily, at 74/1 after 9 overs.

11:42 (IST)

Harmanpreet Kaur has come at No. 3 to find some form and she's sure doing that. Athapaththu taking a beating. Two fours and a six for the Indian captain, as India move to 67/1 after 8.

11:36 (IST)

Shafali in some stunning hitting form. Two fours and a six off Siriwardene over mid off. The straight six went beyond the sightscreen, showing her power. India 49 for 1 at the end of the Power Play, with captain Harmanpreet Kaur at the other end.

11:30 (IST)

WICKET! Smriti Mandhana falls to Prabodhani. She looks to loft over mid on but does not get timing or power behind the shot, hits it straight to the fielder. India 34 for 1 in the fifth over.

11:27 (IST)

Another beautiful lofted drive over mid off from Smriti Mandhana, off Athapaththu. India 33 for no loss in 4 overs.

11:24 (IST)

Smriti Mandhana hits a boundary over extra cover, getting into some sort of rhythm. India 27 for no loss in 3 overs.

11:19 (IST)

DROPPED! Shafali gets a reprieve as she's dropped at cover off Sasikala Siriwardena. Huge moment in the game that. Shafali rubs salts in SL's woudns by smashing a couple of boundaries after that. India 16 for no loss in 2 overs.

11:16 (IST)

The chase has started in superb style with Shafali Verma driving through covers for a boundary. India 6/0 after 1 over.

10:58 (IST)

FOUR: Dilhari ends the innings with a four. Finally Sri Lanka managed to score 113/9, which is a small total for the Indians here. 

10:54 (IST)

OUT: And Pandey has a wicket here. She bowls a swinging delivery and Sandeepani loses her off stump. India are on top here as Lanka lose thri ninth. It's 104/9.

India vs Sri Lanka Highlights, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: India Win Fourth Straight Game

India vs Sri Lanka, Latest Updates: 

INDIA WIN! They go into the semifinals unbeaten, after thrashing Sri Lanka by seven wickets. It's their fourth straight win in the tournament, and their big challenge starts now in the form of knockouts. Nothing went Sri Lanka's way this game. India completely outplayed them, first with ball and then with the bat.

 

PREVIEW: The Indian women's team couldn't have asked for a better outcome in the group stages of the ICC T20 World Cup, having beaten hosts Australia, Bangladesh and New Zealand which helped their secure the semis berth. Now the Indian eves will be up against Sri Lanka in their final group A game on Saturday, and would like to end on a high, winning all their matches. While India beat Australia by 17 runs in the tournament opener, they defeated Bangladesh by 18 runs before eking out a narrow four-run victory over the White Ferns on Thursday.

Despite the scintillating wins, India have a lot to ponder upon, especially their batting. While the 16-year-old Shafali Verma has impressed one and all with her exceptional power-hitting, none of the other batsmen have been up to the mark. Their strike-rates have been questionable too. In all the previous three outings, India failed to put on big scores on the board. They managed just 132 runs against Australia, 142 against Bangladesh and 133 vs New Zealand.

The likes of Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy and Harmanpreet Kaur haven't been at their best in their tournament. Skipper Harmanpreet has rued the inability of her batters to capitalise on good starts and cautioned them against making "silly mistakes" in the knock-out rounds. "It's a great feeling when your team performs day in day out. Still we made the same mistakes after a good first 10 overs, we got a good start but couldn't carry the momentum," Kaur had said.

"We can't make silly mistakes with harder games coming up. Shafali (Verma) is giving us good starts, her initial runs are crucial for us," she added. Having made it to the knockouts already, India might be tempted to give a chance to Harleen Deol and Richa Ghosh, who might just add strength to the middle order. Bowling, on the other hand has emerged as India's stronger suit.

In all of India's wins, it is the bowlers who have snatched victories for the team. Against Sri Lanka, who have failed to win a single game in the tournament so far, the bowlers won't face much of a problem. Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav has been the star bowler for the team, having bagged eight wickets in three games. She would like to increase her wickets tally in the tournament.

She has been complimented well by the likes of Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma and fast bowler Shikha Pandey, who have taken wickets at crucial junctures for the team. Come the match against Sri Lanka, India would like to iron out the glitches from their previous performances.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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