The Indian team had a poor start and opener Smriti Mandhana was dismissed after scoring one run in 6 balls. The team got another blow on the very next ball. S Meghna returned to the pavilion with a golden duck. After the fall of two wickets, Shefali Verma took over the innings with captain Haranpreet Kaur. There was a partnership of 39 runs between the two. Shefali (31) and Harmanpreet (22) returned to the pavilion within two runs.
Jemima barely pulled out
Returning to the Indian team, Jemima Rodrigues came out to play at number 5 and remained unbeaten on 36 runs off 27 balls. In the out order, Richa Ghosh (11), Pooja Vastrakar (14) and Deepti Sharma (17) supported them and Team India reached 138 runs. Jemima’s innings included three fours and a six. Inoka Ranaveera dismissed 3 Indian batsmen for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan batsmen did not play
Sri Lanka’s batsman failed completely in front of India’s tight bowling. Kavisha Nilhare scored 47 runs, but for this she faced 49 balls. Team captain Chamari Atapattu played an innings of 16 runs. In 20 overs, the visiting team could only manage 104 runs for 5 wickets. Radha Yadav took two wickets for India while Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar and Shefali Verma took 1-1 wickets.