India put their Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup campaign back on track in Group 1 Super Six leg with an impressive seven-wicket win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Following India’s seven wicket defeat to Australia on Saturday, their bowlers turned in an outstanding performance, limiting Sri Lanka Under-19s to just 59 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Sixteen-year-old leg spinner Parshavi Chopra was the best of the Indian bowlers, taking four wickets, while left arm spinner Mannat Kashyap took two wickets as the pair ran through the opposing batting line-up.
India then scored the winning goal in 7.2 overs before losing skipper Shafali Verma, wicket-keeper Richa Ghosh and Shweta Sehrawat.
Soumya Tiwari (28 not out) then broke five boundaries from just 15 deliveries as India mocked the paltry total.
Earlier, after winning the coin toss, India opted to bowl first and had instant success when sailor Titas Sandhu, who plays for Bengal, got Nethmi Senarathna in the first pitch.
The spinners quickly took the lead and in no time Sri Lanka was charmed by their spell with only captain Vishmi Gunaratne (25) and Umaya Rathnayake (13) managing to score in double figures.
The accuracy of the bowlers can be gauged by the fact that only one run was given away as extras. The Indian bowlers bowled with a tight line, giving their opponents no room to clear their strokes, and only three boundaries came in the course of the Sri Lanka innings.
Opener and a member of the Indian senior team, Shafali, after her forgettable innings against Australia on Saturday, where she scored eight runs, had been able to take the opportunity against Sri Lanka on Sunday to get into shape.
But the 18-year-old made just 15 before being held up front by off-spinner Dewmi Vihanga, who claimed all three Indian wickets.
Short Scores: Sri Lanka Women U-19 59 for 9 in 20 overs (Vishmi Gunaratne 25; Parshavi Chopra 4/5, Mannat Kashyap 2/16) lost to India 60 for 3 in 7.2 overs (Soumya Tiwari 28; Dewmi Vihanga 3/34) with 7 wickets.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DailyExpertNews staff and is being published from a syndicated feed.)
Featured video of the day
Wrestlers’ “Not Another Day” threat amid #MeToo protests
Topics mentioned in this article