India Women vs Sri Lanka Women 2nd Score ODI LIVE: Lankans Raise Their Fifties; India still in control
Hello and welcome to Sri Lanka Indian tour coverage. This is Sportstar’s live blog and updates from the 2nd ODI at Pallekale.
Sri Lanka 58/4 in 19.3 overs: FOUR- Nilakshi gets her first limit as she connects well with the sweep. The defensive player performs a short dive with thin legs but cannot reach the ball.
Gayakwad will play on the 20
Sri Lanka 54/4 in 19 overs: Only two points conceded by Vastrakar in the overs. India continues with its economic bowling.
Vastrakar will win the 19th and his third
Sri Lanka 52/4 in 18 overs: FOUR- Another lucky border for Sri Lanka. A short ball from Meghna, the ball hits the gloves and goes over the keeper to the ropes. Meghna reacted well after the first bondage. Just one point conceded afterwards.
Meghna Singh will play the 18th
Sri Lanka 47/4 in 17 overs: Passing on all fours. The ball hits Nilakshi’s helmet and flies to the boundary. The physio comes to see her. Fortunately, everything is fine.
Vastrakar will play on the 17th
Sri Lanka 42/4 in 16 overs: Megha starts the most with a wide. OUT- Chamari Athapaththu v Shafali Verma b Meghna Singh 27 (45b 3×4 0x6) Meghna Singh lands the key wicket for the Sri Lankan skipper. A lucky ticket window for Meghna. Chamari connected well with the ball but he didn’t have enough power to clear the ropes. The thin, deep leg defender takes an easy hold. Nilakshi de Silva the new drummer.
Meghna Singh will play on the 16th
Sri Lanka 40/3 in 15 overs: FOUR- Chamari gets his third limit. A shot well executed by the Sri Lankan captain. She connects with her sweep and finds the gap between deep midwicket and deep square leg.
Deepti Sharma will play on the 15th
Sri Lanka 35/3 in 14 overs: Athapaththu goes for maximum but couldn’t get a proper connection. She has to settle for just one. Sanjeewani’s direct shot hits the stumps on the non-attacking side. A good over by Meghna.
Meghna Singh will win her fourth place
Sri Lanka 34/3 in 13 overs: Good run between Sanjeewani and Athapaththu as they take a quick couple. Five points for the Lankans in the pluses.
Deepti Sharma for her second racing car
Sri Lanka 29/3 in 12 overs: Another good pass from Gayakwad as she only concedes two points.
Gayakwad back for his second win
Sri Lanka 27/3 in 11 overs: Sharma concedes only one point in his first set. India continues to pressure Sri Lankan batters.
Deepti Sharma will win the 11th
End of the first power play
Sri Lanka 26/3 in 10 overs: Gayakwad throws a young girl in his first over. A good start by the spinner.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad will play the tenth.
Sri Lanka 26/3 in 9 overs: FOUR- Chamari connected to it very well. It’s overhanging and the Sri Lankan skipper takes advantage of it and goes over the cover field for her second limit.
Renuka will play his fifth
Sri Lanka 19/3 in 8 overs: FOUR- First border for Sri Lanka. It’s a glorious walk from Skipper Athapaththu through the covers. Seven points conceded by Vastrakar in his first run.
Pooja Vastrakar brings in the attack. She will play the eighth
Sri Lanka 12/3 in 7 overs: OUT-Harshitha Samarawickrama lbw b Renuka Singh 0 (3b 0x4 0x6). Renuka with his third wicket now. It was a loud call and the referee finally raises his finger after taking his time. The height of the ball was the only doubt but it was enough for the wicket. Another excellent by Renuka – one wicket and just one run conceded. Anushka Sanjeewani replaces Sri Lanka
Renuka back for seventh over
Sri Lanka 9/2 in 6 overs: A good pass from Meghna, conceding only two points.
Meghna Singh will play the sixth
Sri Lanka 7/2 in 5 overs: A chance for a catch and play while the ball was in the air for a while. However, Gunaratne survives as the ball was not taken to Renuka. OUT- Vishmi Gunaratne b Renuka Singh 3 (14b 0x4 0x6) . Renuka gets her second. It was a frustrated shot from Gunaratne as she swung her bat but completely missed the ball resulting in the stump being dismantled.
Renuka returns to launch the fifth
Sri Lanka 7/1 in 4 overs: Good run between Gunaratne and Athapaththu as they take a fast single. A huge scream to be taken behind by Meghna Singh but Athapaththu survives.
Meghna Singh back for her second win
Sri Lanka 5/1 in 3 overs: Off the mark- Gunaratne gets her first runs as she works the ball through the square leg to get some couple. Renuka ends the over with a point – another good over from Thakur.
Renuka Thakur back for his second win
Sri Lanka 3/1 in 2 overs: Athapaththu stands out with a few points. She found the gap but the ball didn’t have enough power to reach the ropes. A long review in progress at the moment – as to whether Athapaththu’s shot went straight to the outfielder or the ball bounced. NOT OUTSIDE! After a long review process, the third referee says it was a bump ball. Athapaththu is safe.
Meghna Singh will win second place
Sri Lanka 1/1 in 1 on: A good start from Renuka, playing three points on the trot. OUT! Hasini Perera vs. Renuka Singh 0 (4b 0x4 0x6). There was a big gap between the bat and the pad. What a start from Thakur.
Renuka Thakur will take the new bowl. Hasini Perera and Vishmi Gunaratne, the debutant, to open the stick.
10:00 a.m.: AND WE ARE IN PROGRESS!!
9:45 am: Full teams for today’s game!!
India’s squad for the match
1 Smriti Mandhana, 2 Shafali Verma, 3 Harmanpreet Kaur(c), 4 Harleen Deol, 5 Yastika Bhatia (wk), 6 Richa Ghosh, 7 Deepti Sharma, 8 Pooja Vastrakar, 9 Renuka Singh, 10 Rajeshwari Gayakwad, 11 Meghna Singh
Sri Lanka squad for the match
1 Hasini Perera, 2 Chamari Athapaththu (c), 3 Vishmi Gunaratne (start), 4 Harshitha Madavi, 5 Kavisha Dilhari, 6 Nilakshi de Silva, 7 Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), 8 Oshadi Ranasinghe, 9 Ama Kanchana, 10 Inoka Ranaweera, 11 Achini Kulasuriya
9:40 am: Sri Lankan captain Chamari Athapaththu strikes first!!
|“We are looking for around 240 on that wicket, we have a good bowling team, an experienced bowling team. We lost a few wickets early (in the first ODI), other strikers got off to a good start but didn’t not hit 240. We played good cricket and looked to beat until the end.”|
India Women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur wins the toss and chooses to go bowling.
|Kaour: “We are going to play. There is a bit of dampness on the wicket. We are going with three setters and we will be looking for early breakthroughs. We are going with the same team.”|
9:12 a.m .: Head-to-head report (Last five games)
The Indian women’s cricket team are said to be looking for some stability in their first order, particularly the openings, as the visitors aim to seal the three-game ODI series against Sri Lanka in the second match here on Monday.
Despite the comfortable win, the Indian think tank is said to be a bit concerned about the vice-captain’s opening pair Smriti Mandhana and young Shafali Verma.
Both hitters got a few runs but weren’t able to translate them into big scores.
The duo have failed to strike a decent partnership on the tour so far, robbing the team of the electrifying starts they are known for.
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And Mandhana and Verma would be aiming for a big score with just two matches remaining in the tour.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, on the other hand, seems to be enjoying his role, scoring points and providing breakthroughs with his part-time off-tour.
Indian bowlers, especially the slower ones, simply enjoy the low and slow Sri Lankan lanes and have played a crucial role in the team’s victories on the circuit. It was Deepti Sharma’s (3/25) breaks that broke Sri Lanka’s backbone and limited the hosts to 171 in the first ODI.
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While Indian bowlers have excelled on the tour, batters have been plagued with inconsistencies.
Verma once again squandered a promising start as the first order crumbled while chasing a modest total in the opening ODI.
The middle order comprising of Harmanpreet, Harleen Deol, Deepti who showed her versatile abilities and Pooja Vastrakar bailed India out in the opener.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are hoping skipper Chamari Athapaththu can inspire the team with the bat after a relatively poor show so far.
The likes of fly-half Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama and Nilakshi de Silva have hit well but need to partner.
On the bowling front, left-arm spinner Inoka Ranaweera shone but will need more support from her colleagues.
Sri Lanka lost the ODI series to Pakistan last month and would be looking to avoid a second consecutive defeat in the format.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), S Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Simran Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh , Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol.
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Vishmi Gunaratne, Ama Kanchana, Hansima Karunaratne, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Oshadi Ranasinghe Inoka Ranaweera, Sathya Sandeepani, Anushka Sanjeewani, Malsha Shehani ,Tharika Sewwandi.
WHERE TO WATCH INDIA-W vs SL-W 1st ODI?
|Sri Lanka Indian Women’s Tour 2022
Overseas – streaming
India: Fancode (Available for free), DD Sports
Middle East: Cineblitz: CricLife
OTT: Starz Play-Zain; STC; Ooredoo