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Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj stars as India win warm-up game vs Sri Lanka

India posted 275/8 in 50 overs with captain Mithali Raj scoring 85. In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 166 in 48.4 overs in Chesterfield on Wednesday.

cricket Updated: Jun 22, 2017 08:40 IST
Mithali Raj scored a brilliant 85 to take India to victory against Sri Lanka in a Women’s World Cup warm-up game on Wednesday.
Mithali Raj scored a brilliant 85 to take India to victory against Sri Lanka in a Women’s World Cup warm-up game on Wednesday.(Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

Skipper Mithali Raj hit a strokefilled 85 as Indian women’s cricket team beat Sri Lanka by 109 runs in a warm-up game for the ICC Women’s World Cup, here today.

Batting first, India scored a healthy 275 for 8 in 50 overs with half-centuries from Raj and opener Poonam Raut (69). The other significant contribution came from Smriti Mandhana (44). The Indian captain hit 11 boundaries in her 89-ball knock.

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In reply, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 166 in 48.4 overs with left-arm spinner Rajsewari Gayekwad taking 4/12 in 7 overs.

Brief scores: India Women 275/8 in 50 overs (Mithali Raj 85, Poonam Raut 69, Smriti Mandhana 44)

Sri Lanka 166 in 48.4 overs (Rakeswari Gayekwad 4/12, Shikha Pandey 2/22). India women won by 109 runs.