India v Sri Lanka, 1st Women's ODI, Ranchi February 15, 2016

India thump SL by 107 runs in first ODI

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Women 245 for 6 (Mandhana 55, Kaur 50, Siriwardene 2-31) beat Sri Lanka Women 138 (Weerakkody 69, Poonam 4-22) by 107 runs

File photo - Smriti Mandhana top-scored for India with 55 © Getty Images

Fifties from Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur, followed by Poonam Yadav's four-wicket haul shaped India Women's 107-run rout of Sri Lanka Women in the first ODI in Ranchi.

After being inserted, Mandhana anchored the first half of the innings with an 81-ball 55 that included eight fours. After she fell at the end of the 27th over, Harmanpreet took charge of the innings with her 61-ball 50. Captain Mithali Raj also chipped in with a handy 49 that helped lift India to 245 for 6.

In response, the only form of resistance the India bowlers faced was from Prasadani Weerakkody, who made a slow 69. Sri Lanka were well-placed at 122 for 3, but the India bowlers, led by Poonam, cut through their middle and lower order, as the visitors suffered a collapse that saw their last seven wickets fall for just 16 runs.

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  • Ashok on February 16, 2016, 15:50 GMT

    Just like the Men's team in T20, the Women's team too thumped SL Team but in a longer ODI format. The best part of the Indian batting came when the last 4 SL overs yielded 40 runs! Fine innings by the top 4 bats- Mandhana, Kamini, Raj & Kaur- was topped with a flourish by the later bats. Way to go Team India. Well done- Congrats!

  • Praveen on February 16, 2016, 7:17 GMT

    I saw 145/3 in 40 ovrs...didnt expect they would score 100 in last 10. Great work Team India!!!...

  • Jay on February 15, 2016, 18:14 GMT

    I think India needs to do its part to improve cricket in SL, especially women's cricket. There is no point in celebrating this victory since we all know that the Indian women's team is light years ahead in terms of class and brilliance. SL women's team needs a shot in the arm to keep up with the rest of the world. The Indian girls need to play their SL counterparts regularly. Even beyond the monetary obligations, there is a moral responsibility for India towards her Asian neighbors.

  • Lakpriya on February 15, 2016, 14:52 GMT

    @Rough_Fan No surprise here. India women's cricket is way ahead of SL women's cricket. SL girls are just a bunch of amateurs playing for the country while doing jobs. they have beaten India couple times but those are once every moon light.

  • Swaminathan on February 15, 2016, 13:10 GMT

    Nice win, good contribution by all India bats.

    But unfair to call Weerakkody's innings slow - the strike rate is not too different from that of Smriti Mandhana / Mithali Raj. It was also an anchoring innings, but it needed to be complemented by aggresssive hitting from someone, which did not work out. Of course, chases are usually paced to the asking rate...

    By the way, had ball-by-ball scoring, including wagon-wheels of each shot. I noticed that cricinfo had updates only - perhaps you could arrange with them to obtain the information and provide the same coverage? I notice this is done for many women's matches.

    Incidentally, in situations where you have scoring-only coverage, you could automatically generate a slightly longer description indicating the region to which the shot was played (e.g. "one run to deep backward point" instead of "one run") - probably only a small enhancement to the scoring software, but a significant improvement to the commentary experience.

  •   Pinku Deepanjan Bose on February 15, 2016, 12:58 GMT

    India Dominating in both Gender..Well done Girls!!

  • Chalu on February 15, 2016, 12:39 GMT

    Sad to see the state of SL cricket. They can not even compete with India at any level... Feeling sad for their fans.........Indian Fan

  • DINESH on February 15, 2016, 11:33 GMT

    "India thump SL" these words are common words now a days

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