New Delhi: After an unexpected loss against Australia, the Indian women’s team had a comfortable game against Sri Lanka as Parshavi Chopra thrashed the Sri Lankan middle order. Indian bowlers restricted Sri Lanka to 59/9 in 20 overs and Soumya Tiwari smashed her way through with the bat.
Titas Sadhu began the inning with a wicket on the first ball, followed by Mannat Kashyap dismissing Sumudu Nisansala in the next over. Kashyap trapped Dewmi Vihanga lbw to lead to a top-order collapse.
The spell was followed by Chopra’s intense four overs where in she picked four wickets to leave no chance for the opposition to revive. The spinner first bowled the Sri Lankan captain Vishmi Gunaratne, who was trying to stand at one end while wickets fell on the other end. Vishmi managed 25 off 28, which were nearly half of her team’s total. Chopra ended up with stunning figures of 4-1-5-4.
Shafali Verma began the chase in style with her 15 off 10 but fell lbw by Dewmi Vihanga, who also dismissed Richa Ghosh in the same over.
Shweta Sehrawat and Soumya Tiwari anchored the chase with boundaries to score a win in the eight over. After Shweta played a maiden over off Parera, Indian batters went all in with boundaries. While Dewmi also dismissed Sehrawat, Tiwari scored 28* off 15, hitting five boundaries to finish matters in style.