Mansi Joshi was the decide of the bowlers for the Indian girls’s cricket group as they registered a thumping nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka within the first ODI at Galle on Tuesday. The medium-pacer completed with 3-16 as India dismissed the hosts for simply 98 in 35.1 overs. The guests received the required runs in simply 19.5 overs with out breaking a sweat.Smriti Mandhana, who returned to nationwide obligation publish an unbelievable season with the Western Storm within the Kia Tremendous League, scored the majority of the runs en path to a half-century. Her innings consisted of 11 fours and two sixes. Poonam Raut chipped in with a affected person knock of 24 earlier than she was dismissed in the direction of the top of the innings. Mithali Raj got here in and confronted two balls however didn’t want to attain a run as Mandhana received the successful runs with a boundary on the penultimate ball of the 20th over.
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s first wicket fell within the fifth over when Joshi received Prasadani Weerakkody caught behind. From that time on, wickets fell regularly, denying the hosts an opportunity to construct a partnership. Jhulan Goswami additionally chipped in with two wickets whereas Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Dayalan Hemalatha all took a wicket apiece as Sri Lanka fell aside with alarming ease.
The one glimmer of resistance got here from Sripalli Weerakkody and skipper Chamari Atapattu. The 2 put collectively a stand for the seventh wicket that lasted 9.5 overs. However whereas the partnership did stem the free fall of wickets, it solely added 29 runs and the remaining wickets have been duly taken within the subsequent few overs.
First Printed: September 11, 2018, 2:57 PM IST