The Indian women’s cricket team won the second match of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, sealing a series victory with a 2-0 lead. The match took place on Wednesday at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first, scoring 178 runs. They lost wickets at regular intervals. India took over with a brilliant start by scoring 67 runs for the opening wicket in just 14 overs.
Skipper Mithali Raj struck four boundaries and remained unbeaten at 53 runs, and the team won with 41 balls to spare.
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India made 179 runs in 43.1 overs. Opener Smriti Mandhana scored 46 runs, hitting four boundaries and a six, and Harmanpreet Kaur scored 41 runs.
Deepti Sharma took four wickets in 29 balls. India got their first wicket in the sixth over, and Sri Lanka reached their 50-run mark only in the 20th over.
Dilani Manodara from Sri Lanka scored the highest in the team with 43 runs for 51 balls. All the four Indian wickets were taken by left-arm spinner Sugandika Kumari. India won the first ODI by 89 runs. The third match will take place on Friday.
“It is time we need to break the jinx of reaching only the finals in major events and win the cup,” Mithali had told The Hindu while talking about her focus on the forthcoming T20 World Cup.