India vs Sri Lanka, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Highlights: As it happened
INDW vs SLW Highlights: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first against India at Junction Oval in Melbourne. Sri Lanka managed to get 113 runs in their 20 overs with Radha Yadav getting four wickets for India. In the run-chase, Shafali continued to slam the bowlers as she got 47 runs off 34 balls as India chased down the total with 32 balls to spare. India became the first side to sail through to the knockout stages after securing wins against hosts and defending champions Australia, as well as Bangladesh and New Zealand, in the first week of the tournament.
Follow India W vs Sri Lanka W Highlights below:
12:12 hrs: India have defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to top Group A. Deepti Sharma slammed a four as India won the match with 32 balls still to spare.
12:09 hrs: India are near the finish line as they need only 5 runs to win.
11:59 hrs: India now need just 23 runs to win. Shafali lost her wicket in a run out. Jemimah hits the ball to mid-on and they try for a single but the fielder throws the ball towards the keeper’s end as Shafali fails to make it.
11:52 hrs: WICKET! Harmanpreet fails to make big on her good start as she departs after scoring runs.
11:45 hrs: In a matter of few overs, Shafali and Harmanpreet have made an Indian victory imminent. India need only 43 runs off 71 balls with 9 wickets remaining. Shafali is having a great T20 World Cup.
11:35 hrs: Mandhana’s wicket has no effect on Shafali Verma as she continues her assault on Siriwardene. She smashes 15 runs in the 6th over.
11:30 hrs: Mandhana departs after scoring 17 runs. She tried to go for a big heave over long-on but mistimed it badly. The ball went straight into the hands of Kavisha Dilhari at mid-on.
11:23 hrs: Shafali and Mandhana are taking Sri Lankan bowling apart.
11:11 hrs: India have made a bright start to their run-chase with Shafali slamming a boundary off the first ball of the innings. India get 6 from the first over.
10:58 hrs: Sri Lanka managed to get 113 runs in their 20 overs as Kavisha Dilhari slammed a boundary off Shikha on the final ball of the innings.
10:54 hrs: Sri Lanka are losing their wickets in heaps. Shikha Pandey got the ninth wicket down for India in the 19th over.
10:51 hrs: Another Wicket! Sri Lanka finally made it to 100-run mark before Indian eves removed another batter. Poonam Yadav got her first wicket as she removed Nilakshi de Silva.
10:41 hrs: Radha Yadav has her fourth wicket of the match as Anushka Sanjeewani is bamboozled by her. Sanjeewani is adjudged lbw and she’s challenges the umpire’s decision. DRS shows that ball strikes the top of the stumps, so the review is retained by the Sri Lankan batter goes back to the pavilion.
10:32 hrs: This time Gayakwad is the one who gets the wicket for India. Krishnamurthy takes another catch as Siriwardene departs for 13 runs.
10:27 hrs: WICKET! Radha Yadav is on fire as she get her third wicket of the match. Hansima Karunaratne tries to clear the long-off boundary but Veda Krishnamurthy takes a well-judged catch near the ropes.
10:21 hrs: Shashikala Siriwardene and Hansima Karunaratne are rebuilding the innings for Sri Lanka after losing three quick wickets.
10:13 hrs: OUT! Radha Yadav picks up her second wicket of the match, removing Hasini Perera for seven runs.
10:07 hrs: Radha Yadav has picked up the prized wicket of Athapaththu. She tried to go for the maximum but the ball went straight into the hands of Shikha Pandey at deep square leg.
09:58 hrs: OUT! Gayakwad picks the second wicket
09:51 hrs: Four and Four! Shikha Pandey proves to be expensive in her second over as he goes for couple of boundaries. Madavi hit the first ball of the over towards third man for a four while the last ball was hammered towards mid off for a boundary by Athapaththu.
09:45 hrs: OUT! Deepti Sharma has picked the first wicket of the innings as gets rid of Umesha Thimashini. She sliced the ball into the hands of Gayakwad at backward point. Thimashini goes for 2.
09:39 hrs: Shikha Pandey too gives away six runs in her first over as Athapaththu gets her second boundary in as many overs. The ball was slightly over pitched the ball batswoman hit it in the air towards covers for a boundary.
09:33 hrs: Deepti Sharma bowls the first over of the innings and she concedes 6 runs off it. Athapaththu gets a lucky boundary in the over as the ball takes an inside edge and goes for a four towards fine leg.
09:28 hrs: The players are out in the middle for their respective national anthems. A small recap: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. India will be eyeing early wickets to put pressure on their continental rivals.
09:22 hrs: Skipper Harmanpreet at toss - “It’s a good opportunity for us to chase. We are sticking with the same players that played in the last match. We are winning and we need to just keep doing the right things.”
09:16 hrs: Sri Lanka XI: Chamari Athapaththu(c), Umesha Thimashini, Hasini Perera, Hansima Karunaratne, Shashikala Siriwardene(w), Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Sathya Sandeepani, Udeshika Prabodhani
09:10 hrs: India XI: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia(w), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
09:00 hrs: TOSS ! Sri Lanka win toss and elect to bowl first against India in Melbourne. The SL skipper says 120 will be a good total on this wicket.
08:50 hrs: 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. Harmanpreet Kaur and Co will be eager to put on a better show with the bat before the knockouts.
08:40 hrs: The Indians are on a roll, having easily sealed their semifinal berth with wins over defending champions Australia, Bangladesh and New Zealand. The Lankans, on the other hand, are out of the semifinal race following two losses so far.
08:30 hrs: A semifinal berth secured, the unbeaten Indian women’s cricket team would look to address some of its batting issues in the final Group A match against Sri Lanka at Junction Oval in Melbourne.