India displayed a much-improved performance to win against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets after their last-match debacle against Bangladesh in the Women’s Asia Cup. This is their third win in the Women’s Asia Cup after winning the first two matches against Malaysia and Thailand.
Sri Lanka were restricted to 107 runs as let-arm spinner Ekta Bisht took 2 wickets and Jhulan Goswami, anuja Patil and Poonam Yadav taking 1 wicket each.
Chasing a modest 108 runs to win, openers Mithali Raj and S Mandhana got good starts but fell down cheaply with India at 55 for tw0 in 11.2 overs. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur cracked a 25-ball 24 and Veda Krishnamurthy and Anuja Patil shared a 40-run unbeaten partnership off 32 balls to take India home.
Mithali Raj during her 23 run innings became the first Indian cricketer, male or female, to reach 2000 runs in T20. She became the seventh woman cricketer to score more than 2000 runs in the T20 format.
India, Pakistan and Bangladesh currently have six points each from four games. But, India lead the table with a net run-rate of +2.709.