India draws against Sri Lanka in T20I

India draws against Sri Lanka in T20I


Abrilliant comeback from the bowlers in the first innings accompanied through a smashing begin by means of the pinnacle order helps India take an unassailable 2-0 lead over Sri Lanka in the T20I series.

Sri Lanka win the toss

The success of the toss went Sri Lanka's way in the 2nd T20I and the hosts determined to bat first in Dambulla. Sri Lanka made one exchange with Ama Kanchana making way for Hasini Perera. India determined to tinker with their prevailing aggregate –  Richa Ghosh and Rajeshwari Gayakwad have been changed by means of Yastika Bhatia and Simran Dil Bahadur.

Openers lay the foundation

Vishmi Gunaratne set the tone with three boundaries in two overs whilst Chamari Athapaththu smashed a six and a 4 in the ultimate over of the Powerplay.

Despite now not choosing up a wicket in the first six overs, Indian bowlers managed to sneak in a few dot balls as Sri Lanka went a little over run-a-ball with theha fielding restrictions.


The openers saved discovering the boundary at ordinary intervals however could not rotate the strike as properly as they would have liked. Athapaththu was once given a lifeline when India dropped her at the stroke of the midway mark. She made the traffic pay through putting two boundaries every in the subsequent two overs.

Just as the pair surpassed the report for the absolute best first-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka in Women's T20I, Pooja Vastrakar broke the 87-run stand as Athapaththu's flick went straight into the palms of Radha Yadav at deep rectangular leg.

Sri Lanka crumble

The wicket of the skipper set the cat amongst the pigeons as the relaxation of the batters failed to capitalise on the great begin furnished by using the openers. Like her opening partner, Vishmi Gunaratne too departed in her 40s.

Deepti Sharma, who had long past for 30 runs in her first three overs, made up with the wickets of Harshitha Samarawickrama and Nilakshi de Silva in the 18th over.

The ultimate two overs fetched 15 runs however Sri Lanka fell nicely brief of a sturdy total, ending their innings at 125/7.

Fiery begin from India

Chasing a modest 126 for the win, India have been some distance from complacent and appeared to kill the recreation as early as possible. Smriti Mandhana made her intent clear with the aid of smashing the first ball of the innings for a four. Shafali Verma wasn't going to be left at the back of as she plundered two fours and a six in her cameo of 17 runs that got here in 10 balls.

Sabbhineni Meghana carried on from the place Shafali left off, smashing Udeshika Prabodhani for 4 boundaries in an over. Though she fell in the remaining over of the Powerplay, India sat simply in their chase at 52/2.

India seal the series

The cease of the fielding restrictions had little impact on Mandhana's approach, as she accumulated 5 fours in the subsequent 5 overs to take Sri Lanka definitely out of the game.


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