India v Sri Lanka, 2nd women's ODI, Visakhapatnam January 21, 2014

All-round India cruise to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Women 143 for 3 (Mandhana 51) beat Sri Lanka Women 140 (Mendis 56, Sultana 4-15) by seven wickets

A batting collapse from Sri Lanka Women paved the way for India Women's comprehensive seven-wicket win in Visakhapatnam. Sri Lanka, put in to bat, raced to 61 in 7.3 overs, thanks to Yasoda Mendis' 29-ball 56. Mendis slammed seven fours and three sixes, but was trapped lbw by Amita Sharma in the eighth over. Sri Lanka never recovered from her dismissal, as from 90 for 2 in the 16th over, they were bundled out for 140 by the 48th. Left-arm spinner Gouher Sultana was the pick of the hosts' bowlers, and eventually finished with 4 for 15 to run through a line-up in which only three batters reached double digits.

India were always comfortable chasing a small total, and the openers Poonam Raut and Smriti Mandhana put up an opening stand of 74 to build a solid platform. Mandhana struck eight fours during her 51, while Raut's 38 included seven fours. The pair, as well as Harmanpreet Kaur were dismissed by the 30th over, but an Indian victory was never in question, as Mithali Raj and Karu Jain took the team home inside 40 overs.

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  • Dummy4 on January 21, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    Even indian women team can beat srilankan team bat and blue..

  • Sriram on January 21, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    Hail these spirited women. Despite being denied of international cricket by BCCI and treated poorly, they keep performing. Now to even expect them to beat Eng, Aus or NZ in the WT20 would be highly optimistic given they have not played together any format for 8 months. Sorry state of affaris with Indian women cricket.

  • DINESH on January 21, 2014, 12:01 GMT

    U19, Test Cricket, ODI, T-20, women cricket or in whatever format, the results of India and SL cricket matches are one and same.

  • AbdulHameed on January 21, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    Please send immediately a couple of spinners and batswomen to join our men's team in NZ. They will definetly play better than Rohit, Raina, Ashwin and Ishant.

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