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India vs Sri Lanka Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Highlights: Radha Yadav shines in IND’s 7-wicket victory

India vs Sri Lanka (IND W vs SL W) Women's T20 World Cup 2020 Highlights: Shafali Verma missed her half-century by just three runs

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 29, 2020 12:52:50 pm
Shikha Pandey has been India’s go-to bowler in the death overs (File photo)

India vs Sri Lanka (IND W vs SL W) Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Highlights: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to register their fourth win in a row in Women’s T20 World Cup. India chased down the total of 114 with 32 balls to spare. Shafali Verma dominated the bowling with her fantastic strokeplay. Shafali missed her half-century by just three runs. Smriti Mandhana contributed with 12-ball 17. Harmanpreet Kaur promoted herself up the order and scored 15, her first double-digit score in the tournament. Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues stayed unbeaten for 15 each as India stretched their winning streak.

Earlier, Sri Lanka skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. Radha Yadav starred with the ball as she took four wickets for 23 runs in her four overs including hard-hitting Chamari Thapaththu’s wicket. Athalaththu top-scored with 23-ball 34 including five fours and one six. Sri Lanka suffered a middle-order collapse. Wickets at regular intervals. Kavisha Dilhari’s cameo — 16-ball 25 — helped Sri Lanka get to 113/9. Rajeshwari Gayakwad took a couple of wickets whereas Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey and Poonam Yadav took one wicket each.

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India vs Sri Lanka Women's T20 World Cup Highlights:

12:20 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Player of the match

Radha Yadav has been named the 'player of the match' for her 4/23 (personal best T20I figures).

"I was just thinking of bowling stump to stump and tried to keep it simple. We did well as a bowling unit. And we need to keep this momentum going forward. Yeah, she's (Poonam) a legend," Radha said. 

12:14 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Deepti finishes in style

Deepti Sharma finishes the match with a boundary as India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets with 32 balls to spare. A clinical finish from India as Sri Lankan fielders struggle in the middle. India to play the semi-final on March 5. IND - 116/3 after 14.4 overs

12:07 (IST)29 Feb 2020
100 up!

Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues are looking comfortable in the middle. The fourth-wicket partnership is 16 runs from 14 deliveries already. India are on their way to a comprehensive victory against Sri Lanka. IND W - 104/3 after 13 overs

11:57 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Shafali misses half-century

Shafali Verma runs out of steam when running between the wickets. Jemimah Rodrigues calls for a quick single and Shafali could not make it home in time. The 16-year-old misses her half-century by just three runs. IND W - 88/3 after 10.4 overs

11:51 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Harmanpreet departs

Harmanpreet Kaur departs trying to clear the long on fielder. Harmanpreet scored 15 runs from 14 balls. Meanwhile, unorthodox Shafali on display as she moves across, almost alongside the wicketkeeper to hit the ball over short fine leg fielder for a boundary. IND W - 81/2 after 9.4 overs

11:47 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Shafali into 40s

Shafali Verma continues to dazzle as she welcomes Kavisha Dilhari with a boundary. 7 runs from the over. Will we see Shafali score her first fifty of the tournament today? IND W - 74/1 after 9 overs

11:43 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Harmanpreet accelerates

Harmanpreet Kaur is back to her hitting ways. This is her first double-digit score in the tournament. Skipper Chamari Athapaththu takes a beating as Harmanpreet hits her for two fours and one six. The required run rate goes below four runs per over. IND W - 67/1 after 8 overs

11:40 (IST)29 Feb 2020
50 up!

Harmanpreet Kaur gets off the strike on the sixth delivery she faces. It is important for India that she regains form before the semi-final. Kaur has promoted herself up the order today. Just three singles from the over. IND - 52/1 after 7 overs

11:35 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Shafali goes berserk

That's what happens when you drop Shafali Verma twice early on in the innings. A nightmarish over for Shashikala Siriwardene as Shafali hits her for 15 runs in the over including two fours and one six. Ample use of the fielding restrictions by the 16-year-old as she moves to 31. IND - 49/1 after 6 overs

11:32 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Mandhana departs

The commentator's curse is real. Once again, Smriti Mandhana departs after cameo. Mandhana mistimes the ball to Kavisha Dilhari. She departs after scoring 17 runs from 12 deliveries. IND W - 34/1 after 4.4 overs

11:29 (IST)29 Feb 2020
More boundaries

Smriti Mandhana is due to play a big inning and it seems like today is the day. Mandhana hits her third boundary of the day. At this stage, the run chase looks like a cakewalk for India. IND W - 33/0 after 4 overs

11:25 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Dropped again!

Sri Lanka are making it harder for themselves than it already is. Shafali Verma has been dropped in the innings already. Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana is just mesmerising the audience with classy shots. Two consecutive boundaries from Mandhana's bat. IND W - 27/0 after 3 overs

11:20 (IST)29 Feb 2020

That's criminal from Sri Lanka. Dropping Shafali Verma is like dropping the game, especially when defending a score of 114. Shafali rubs salts on wounds with two boundaries from the over. IND W - 16/0 after 2 overs

11:16 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Good start for India

Shafali Verma gets off the mark off the first ball with a crunching drive through the covers. 6 runs from the first over. IND W - 6/1 after 1 over, Target - 114 

10:58 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Plenty chances missed in last over

Taniya Bhatia dropped an outside edge, Radha Yadav's lobbed throw denied a run out and Veda Krishnamurthy dropped a tough catch. Kavisha Dilhari helps Sri Lanka take some momentum with a boundary off the last ball. 9 runs and a wicket from the last over. SL W - 113/9 after 20 overs

10:55 (IST)29 Feb 2020

Shikha Pandey starts the last over with a leg cutter to get the wicket of Sri Lankan tailender. Sandeepani out for a golden duck. First wicket for Pandey in the match. SL - 104/9 after 19.1 overs

10:53 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Another wicket

Poonam Yadav gets her first wicket off the last ball of the spell. Nilakshi de Silva goes for a big shot but Harmanpreet Kaur runs back and takes the catch with ease. SL - 104/8 after 19 overs

10:48 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Deepti finishes well

Deepti Sharma finishes her quota of four overs. A good fielding display from Harmanpreet Kaur diving to her left, saving at least a couple of runs. 6 runs from the over. SL W - 99/7 after 18 overs

10:44 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Expensive from Pandey again

Shikha Pandey has not had the best of the days bowling today. Kavisha Dilhari gets a boundary with a scoop shot. 9 runs from Pandey's third over. She has leaked 26 runs from her three overs already. SL W - 93/7 after 17 overs

10:38 (IST)29 Feb 2020
Radha gets four!

Radha Yadav is on song today. Anushka Sanjeevani goes for the sweep shot but misses the ball completely as she is trapped in front of the wickets. Radha registers his best bowling figures in the format. SL W - 80/7 after 15.2 overs


India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia(w), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Richa Ghosh, Pooja Vastrakar

Sri Lanka: Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu(c), Umesha Thimashini, Anushka Sanjeewani(w), Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Shashikala Siriwardene, Harshitha Madavi, Kavisha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani, Dilani Manodara, Hansima Karunaratne, Achini Kulasuriya, Sathya Sandeepani