Disciplined Indian bowlers restricted the Sri Lankan team to 107 runs for seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs on Thursday at the Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur.
Earlier, after winning the toss, Sri Lankan skipper Hasini Perera opted to bat first and Yasoda Mendis (27 runs off 39 balls) along with Nipuni Hansika (2 runs off 8 balls) opened the innings.
Indian pacer Ekta Bisht gave India breakthrough by sending Nipuni Hansika back to stands. After Hansika’s departure, skipper Perera (46 runs off 43 balls) joined Yasoda at the crease and added 38 runs for the second wickets. However, Poonam Yadav broke their partnership by removing Yasoda.
In the 14th overs of the game, pacer Ekta took the third wicket for India by sending Nilakshi de Silva to pavilion at the score of 7 runs. In the 17th over of the game, star Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami bagged her first wicket of the match by sending Rebeca Vandort back to the stands.
Meanwhile, Malsha Shehani and Shashikala Siriwardene were run out by Ekta Bisht.
From India, Ekta Bisht bagged two wickets. Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav and Shikha Pandey took a wicket each.
Fall of Wickets:
12-1 (Nipuni Hansika, 3.6), 50-2 (Yasoda Mendis, 10.3), 67-3 (Nilakshi de Silva, 13.2), 69-4 (Malsha Shehani, 13.5), 74-5 (Shashikala Siriwardene, 14.4), 89-6 (Rebeca Vandort, 16.3), 96-7 (Anushka Sanjeewani, 17.3)
Sri Lanka Women (Playing XI): Yasoda Mendis, Nipuni Hansika, Anushka Sanjeewani, Hasini Perera(c), Rebeca Vandort(w), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Nilakshi de Silva, Shashikala Siriwardene, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani, Malsha Shehani
India Women (Playing XI): Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Deepti Sharma, Anuja Patil, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jhulan Goswami, Taniya Bhatia(w), Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav