Mithali Raj’s fifty guides India to five-wicket win over Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka, India Women Cricket, Sri Lanka vs India, Ind vs SL 2016, SL vs Ind 2016, Mithali Raj, Mithali Raj fifty, Anuja Patil, Anuja Pati India, Ind vs SL news, India women's cricket team, Cricket news, Cricket updates, Cricket Mithali Raj played a captain’s hit to take India home in second T20I opposite Sri Lanka. (Source: BCCI)

The Indian women’s cricket group survived a mid-innings fall to kick Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in a second Twenty20 International for an irrefutable 2-0 lead in a three-match series, on Wednesday.

After restricting Sri Lanka to 107/8 in 20 overs, a Indians endured some concerned moments before entrance by in 19 overs.

The preference to bat initial backfired exceedingly on a Lankans with Ekta Bisht (3/22) and Poonam Yadav (3/17) mixing to slice by a visiting line-up.

Dilani Manodara’s 27 was a best that a Lankan beat could manage, followed by skipper Shashikala Siriwardene’s 26- run effort.

In reply, India’s in-form captain Mithali Raj was a star performer for a hosts, distinguished an dominant 51 that came off 52 balls and was studded with half a dozen fours.

However, she could not find a solid partner in a follow until Anuja Patil assimilated her during a crease. Patil’s 33-ball 34 came accessible as India overhauled a aim after some hiccups.

Inoka Ranaweera was a tip bowler for a Lankans, grabbing 3 wickets for a small 10 runs in her 4 overs.

Brief Scores:

Sri Lanka Women: 107/8 in 20 overs (Dilani Manodara 27, Poonam Yadav 3/17) remove to India Women: 108/5 in 19 overs (Mithali Raj 51 not out, Inoka Ranaweera 3/10) by 5 wickets.