Women’s ODI: India defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets

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After winning the T20 series against Sri Lanka Women, India Women’s team started the three-match ODI series with a brilliant victory. The ODI series started yesterday with the first match at the Pallekele Stadium, where India defeated the home team by four wickets. Deepti Sharma became the Player of the Match for her brilliant performance for India.

Match Review

Sri Lankan skipper Chamira Athapaththu won the toss at the Pallekele Stadium and decided to bat first in the first ODI. So, Hasini Perera and the skipper came off the pitch to start the innings for the Lankan. But they couldn’t make a long partnership against the visitors. The first Lankan batter to go back to the pavilion was the Lankan captain, Chamira Athapaththu. She lost her wicket to Renuka Singh in the 3rd over. In addition, the next batter also departed the pitch early. Hansima Karunaratne failed to score a single run after playing 11 balls.

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However, Sri Lanka got a partnership of 34 runs in the fifth wicket as Hasini Perera and Harshita Madavi played carefully. They became set on the pitch. But Indian bowler Deepti Sharma hit in the 18th over as she picked up the wicket of Hasini Perera. Furthermore, the home team lost another wicket in the next over. The remaining batters of Sri Lanka couldn’t contribute much. Only Nilakshi de Silva added 43 runs for the Lankan. As a result, Sri Lanka scored 171 runs in the first match.

Chasing down a small target, India lost two early wickets. Opener Smriti Mandhana departed the pitch in the 2nd over, and Yastika Bhatia lost her wicket in the 4th over. But Shefali Verma remained calm on the crease. She made a partnership of 44 runs with the skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur. Shefali Verma scored 35 off 40 balls before her departure. During her batting, she hit two sixes as well.

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On the other hand, Harmanpreet Kaur scored the highest 44 runs for team India, and Harleen Deol added 34 runs from 40 balls. Depending on these runs, India chased the target within 38 over. As a result, they won the first ODI by four wickets.