India Women tour of Sri Lanka 2018, Fifth T20I, India Women vs Sri Lanka Women – India Women won by 51 runs
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake
India Women signed off the five match T20I series in grand style as they defeated Sri Lanka by a margin of 51 runs in the fifth and final T20I. India Women had already won the series and with the victory in the fifth T20I they increased the victory margin to 4-0. The second T20I match of the series was washed out by rain!
Jemimah Rodrigues has once again been brilliant with the bat though she missed her third successive T20I half century by just 4 runs! Rodrigues 31-ball 46 and Harmanpreet Kaur’s 38-ball 63 helped India get to a good total – 156 in 18.3 overs. Sri Lankan bowlers Siriwardene and Priyadharshani picked up 3 wickets each.
In reply, Sri Lanka Women endured another batting collapse as they were bowled out for just 105 conceding India Women a 51-run victory. Anushka (29 runs), Siriwardene (22) and Ranasinghe (22) batted for a while but their effort was not enough to take them over the line. India’s Poonam Yadav starred with the ball with a 3-fer while Radha and Deepti picked up 2 wickets apiece.
India Women – 156 all out in 18.3 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur – 63, Jemimah Rodrigues – 46, Shashikala Siriwardene – 3/19, Inoshi Priyadharshani – 3/24) beat Sri Lanka Women– 105 all out in 17.4 overs (Anushka Sanjeewani – 29, Shashikala Siriwardene – 22, Poonam Yadav – 3/18, Radha Yadav – 2/14) by 51 runs
Top Performer of the Match:
Harmanpreet Kaur (Ind W) – 63 runs off 38 deliveries
Sri Lanka Women:
Playing XI: Yasoda Mendis, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Rebeca Vandort (wk), Eshani Lokusuriyage, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Sripali Weerakkody
Bench:Hasini Perera, Ama Kanchana, Sharina Ravikumar, Udeshika Prabodhani, Dilani Manodara, Imalka Mendis, Sugandika Kumari
Playing XI: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav
Bench:Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Dayalan Hemalatha
T20I Series Schedule:
T20I #1: Sep 19, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, Venue: FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake
T20I #2: Sep 21, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, Venue: Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
T20I #3: Sep 22, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, Venue: Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
T20I #4: Sep 24, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, Venue: Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
T20I #5: Sep 25, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, Venue: FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake
** Photo credits to ICC Cricket