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India win against Sri Lanka; bounce back after their loss against Bangladesh in Women’s Asia Cup

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.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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