India Women tour of Sri Lanka 2018, Second ODI, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women – India Women won by 7 runs
Thursday, September 13, 2018, Galle International Stadium, Galle
Having opted to bat first, India Women with dual half centuries from their captain Mithali Raj (52 off 121) and wicket keeper Taniya Bhatia (68 off 66) got to a good total on the board – 219 all out in 50 overs. This is the 57th half century for Mithali in Women ODIs, most for any player in this format of the game.
Chasing 220 to win, Sri Lanka women came too close to the target with two good performances from Chamari Athapaththu (57 off 95) and Shashikala Siriwardene (49 off 91). Nilakshi de Silva played a cameo (31 off 19) in the end but Sri Lanka women lost the game by a little margin of 7 runs!
With this 7-run victory in the second ODI, India Women has taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three match ODI series. India Women won the first ODI by a margin of 9 wickets. The third and final ODI of the series will be played at FTZ Sports Complex in Katunayake on Sunday (Sep 16).
India Women – 219 all out (Taniya Bhatia – 68, Mithali Raj – 52, Chamari Athapaththu – 3/42, Sripali Weerakkody – 2/36) beat Sri Lanka Women – 212 all out (Chamari Athapaththu – 57, Shashikala Siriwardene – 49, Rajeshwari Gayakwad – 2/37, Mansi Joshi – 2/49) by 7 runs
Chamari Athapaththu – 57 runs and 3 wickets
Sri Lanka Women:
Playing XI: Prasadani Weerakkody (wk), Chamari Athapaththu (c), Nipuni Hansika, Shashikala Siriwardene, Dilani Manodara, Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi de Silva, Sripali Weerakkody, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera
Bench:Kavisha Dilhari, Imalka Mendis, Ama Kanchana, Hasini Perera
Playing XI: Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj (c), Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav
Bench:Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues
ODI Series Schedule:
ODI #1: Sep 11, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
ODI #2: Sep 13, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
ODI #3: Sep 16, Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, Venue: FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake
** Image credits to The New Nation