SLW v INDW 2022: India beats Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in first ODI; Harmanpreet, Deepti and Shafali star

Sri Lanka women had won the toss and batted first.

Harmanpreet with 43 and Shafali with 35 were the top-scorers for India | Sri Lanka CricketIndia women, who had won the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka 2-1, started off the three-match ODI series with a win as well, as they registered a 4-wicket win in Pallekele on July 1.

Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu won the toss and chose to bat first. She made 37 and Nilakshi de Silva made 43 as Sri Lanka posted 171 in 48.2 overs.

For India, Renuka Singh and Deepti Sharma were the picks of bowlers with figures of 3/29 and 3/25 respectively. Pooja Vastrakar also picked 2 wickets.

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In reply, Oshadi Ranasinghe lent a double blow as she removed Smriti Mandhana for 4 and Yastika Bhatia for 1 run. Shafali Verma made 35 in 40 balls, while Harmanpreet Kaur and Harleen Deol added 62 runs for the 4th wicket.

Kaur made 44, while Deol made 34 runs and Deepti Sharma made 22* and with help from Pooja Vastrakar’s 21* took India home with 4 wickets in hand and 12 overs left. For Sri Lanka, it was Inoka Ranaweera with 4/39, shining with the ball.

India women now leads the series 1-0.


SLW 171 (N DE SILVA 43, D SHARMA 3/25) lost to INDW 176/6 (H KAUR 44, S VERMA 35; I RANAWEERA 4/39) by 4 wickets.  


By Jatin Sharma - 01 Jul, 2022

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