India Women tour of Sri Lanka 2018, Fourth T20I, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women – India Women won by 7 wickets
Monday, September 24, 2018, Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
India Women romped home with a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka Women in the fourth T20I to take an unassailable lead in the five match series. Jemimah Rodrigues (52* off 37) and Anuja Patil (54* off 42) both scored unbeaten half centuries to help Indian Women clinch the T20I series with ease.
Rain made an appearance and the match was reduced to 17 overs aside. After being put into bat first, Sri Lanka Women got to 135 for 5 in their 17 overs. Siriwardene and Athapaththu once again carried the mantle to get themselves to a respectable total.
India, in reply, lost first three wickets inside 4 overs to the same bowler Ranasinghe. Then Rodrigues and Anuja suited up to get India Women over the line without any further hiccups! This pair shared an unbeaten 96-run stand for the fourth wicket which helped India win the game by seven wickets.
With this victory, India Women have now won the five match T20I series by a margin of 3-0 with still a match to go in the series. The second T20I was washed out by rain and India emerged victorious in all the other three T20I games. The fifth and final T20I of the series will be played in Katunayake on Tuesday (Sep 25).
India Women – 137/3 in 15.4 overs (Anuja Patil – 54*, Jemimah Rodrigues – 52*, Oshadi Ranasinghe – 3/33) beat Sri Lanka Women – 134/5 in 17 overs (Shashikala Siriwardene – 40, Chamari Athapaththu – 31, Anuja Patil – 3/36, Radha Yadav – 1/21) by 7 wickets
Anuja Patil (Ind W) –Unbeaten 54* runs and 3 wickets
Sri Lanka Women:
Playing XI: Yasoda Mendis, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Shashikala Siriwardene, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Rebeca Vandort (wk), Sharina Ravikumar, Udeshika Prabodhani
Bench:Dilani Manodara, Sripali Weerakkody, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Imalka Mendis, Sugandika Kumari
Playing XI: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Anuja Patil, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav
Bench:Dayalan Hemalatha, Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey
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
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