Harmanpreet Kaur shines as guests defeat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets to clinch collection 2-0


India captain Harmanpreet Kaur led from the entrance as her aspect defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets on Satruday in Dambulla within the second T20I to take an unassailable 2-0 lead within the collection.

After successful the toss and opting to bat first, hosts Sri Lanka had been in a stable place after a file partnership on this format towards India. Harmanpreet Kaur and Co had been staring an even bigger goal than they might have hoped for on a gradual, low pitch in Dambulla. However as soon as the opening partnership was damaged and the second wicket fell, India had been in management for the rest of the match apart from a couple of hiccups on the finish of the chase.

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur took a kind of essential wickets whereas bowling to set off the Sri Lankan collapse after which noticed her aspect by in the long run. She was declared the participant of the match.

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Openers Chamari Athapaththu and Vishmi Gunaratne had been off to a gentle begin earlier than upping the ante, and when the captain was dismissed that they had already placed on the perfect ever partnership in format for Sri Lanka towards India. Vastarkar then had Athapaththu out caught at deep sq. leg and never lengthy after the transfer to convey herself on labored for Harmanpreet. Her wicket of the 16-year-old Vishmi Gunaratne triggered an enormous batting collapse for the hosts. They went from 106/1 to 125/7 in the previous couple of overs.

On a pitch that the Indian vice captain Smriti Mandhana described later as a tough one to bat on, Shafali Verma and S Meghana performed transient however essential cameos to verify their aspect made the a lot of the powerplay. Mandhana stated that was the plan, in order that they might hold issues ticking over as soon as the sector restrictions had been eased as she and Harmanpreet snuffed out any possibilities Sri Lanka had. Though issues received tighter than they might have preferred in the long run with the pitch getting slower, Harmanpreet completed issues off at the beginning of the ultimate over.

India had made two adjustments to the staff with Yastika Bhatia changing Richa Ghosh behind the stumps. Mandhana stated later that each children are good batters and it’s now a strategy of seeing who suits higher with the gloves in addition to batting within the center order.

The third and remaining T20I is on Tuesday on the similar venue.

Most runs by Indian ladies in T20Is

Participant Mat Inns Runs HS
Harmanpreet Kaur 123 111 2372 103
Mithali Raj 89 84 2364 97*
Smriti Mandhana 86 84 2011 86
Jemimah Rodrigues 52 45 1094 72


India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia(w), Jemimah Rodrigues, S Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Simran Bahadur, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh, Radha Yadav

Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Madavi, Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (w), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani.

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