14th Match, Derby, Jul 5 2017, ICC Women's World Cup
(50 ov, target 233)
IND Women won by 16 runs
Player Of The Match
India Women
• The Report by Annesha Ghosh

Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav lead India to fourth win in a row

A measured all-round display of 78 runs and figures of 10-3-46-1 from Deepti Sharma led India to their fourth straight win, beating Sri Lanka by 16 runs in Derby

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
India Women232/8(50 overs)
Sri Lanka Women216/7(50 overs)
end of over 506 runs
SL-W: 216/7CRR: 4.32 
Oshadi Ranasinghe9 (7)
Prasadani Weerakkody21 (17)
Deepti Sharma10-3-46-1
Harmanpreet Kaur7-0-33-0

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Mithali Raj: In the middle overs we really pulled ourselves and the dot balls pushed them to score in the end. Overall, our spinners did quite well. Cricket has evolved over the years because now we need to have more allrounders, with bowlers who can bat in the slog overs and batsmen who can pick some wickets. I've always enjoyed batting and stepping up when it's required. I'm blessed to have the kind of openers and I can play probably a bit of my own game which I've had to hold up because of the kind of the responsibility I've had over the years.

Inoka Ranaweera: I'm disappointed with our performances today, we made a lot of mistakes. Sripali Weerakkody bowled really well today

That's all we have for you today, India winning their fourth, Sri Lanka losing their fourth even though there was not such a wide gap between the two performances today. Sri Lanka will be happy to see some runs coming from Dilani Manodara, who took them slightly close today. We'll bring you New Zealand versus West Indies tomorrow from Taunton, until then it's goodbye and good luck!

5.35pm Handshakes all around as India win by 16 runs, not a very convincing one, though. They were pretty sloppy with their field placements and the fielding display towards the end. Sri Lanka kept themselves almost alive right till the end but did not have many wickets in hand, otherwise 54 to get from last five overs was not that hard. Credit must go to Jhulan Goswami for her stifling opening spell and Poonam Yadav for her accurate legbreaks and wrong'uns, setting up the win

Deepti Sharma is the Player of the Match: The wicket was a bit slow when I batted so I adjusted accordingly by taking my time and it paid off. I tried to time my straight-bat shots properly instead of hitting them hard. I work hard in the gym so that's where I get my strength from. We usually run the first one hard, that's the thinking between me and Mithali, so running the second helps.

SandeepKamani: "India did extremely well of course to win the 4 matches. Now bigger challenge will be against stronger teams of Aus, SA and NZ. I am confident they will beat 'em all !!!" They will need a much better showing than today for that

Ram: "Phew...that one was close. Credit to Sri Lanka for a fighting chase. India's last two games a reality check. I am sure they will look into it and come stronger in the Semis."

Sharma to Ranasinghe, 1 run
charges down for the last ball, swings big and gets an edge to short third man, which means India win their fourth straight match
Sharma to PM Weerakkody, 3 runs
cuts outside off, it's gone to backward point and there's a misfield there to allow three runs
Sharma to PM Weerakkody, no run
goes across on off and sweeps but misses
Sharma to PM Weerakkody, no run
tries a reverse-sweep and only manages a faint edge and it bounces before the keeper
Sharma to Ranasinghe, 1 run
makes room early and then comes back to swat it from outside off to deep midwicket
Sharma to PM Weerakkody, 1 run
flighted nicely outside off, swept against the turn to square leg

23 from the last six, it will be bowled by Deepti Sharma. Fine leg and third man in the circle

end of over 499 runs
SL-W: 210/7CRR: 4.28 • RRR: 23.00
Prasadani Weerakkody17 (13)
Oshadi Ranasinghe7 (5)
Harmanpreet Kaur7-0-33-0
Deepti Sharma9-3-40-1
Kaur to PM Weerakkody, 1 run
flighted on middle and leg again, swept along the way to short fine leg
Kaur to Ranasinghe, 1 run
another quick single Sri Lanka sneak in after Harmanpreet flights it on leg, but the batsman reverse sweeps it to point and even goes across to the other end just in time
Kaur to PM Weerakkody, 1 run
slow through the air outside off, she waits and cuts to backward point
Kaur to Ranasinghe, 1 run
shuffles across towards off, she scoops it fine to short fine leg for another single
Kaur to PM Weerakkody, 1 run
gets a leg-stump line and she sweeps it to short fine leg
Kaur to PM Weerakkody, FOUR runs
comes down the pitch and drives that beautifully with the turn, on the up and with a good follow through. She also pierces the gap
end of over 4810 runs • 1 wicket
SL-W: 201/7CRR: 4.18 • RRR: 16.00
Oshadi Ranasinghe5 (3)
Prasadani Weerakkody10 (9)
Deepti Sharma9-3-40-1
Ekta Bisht10-0-48-1
Sharma to Ranasinghe, FOUR runs
unleashes a reverse sweep from the back of the bat, she's done it smartly if it was done intentionally because it's gone fine on off for four
Sharma to Ranasinghe, no run
a loud appeal for catch from Sushma behind the stumps, the umpire doesn't move as she took it outside off
Sharma to PM Weerakkody, 1 run
there's some width and she cuts it to short third man, it's Goswami there and they sneak in a single
Sharma to PM Weerakkody, FOUR runs
on the leg stump, she sweeps it away with the angle and her bottom hand comes off in the end but she gets four for it
Sharma to Ranasinghe, 1 run
taps the length delivery from outside off towards point

Around the wicket

Sharma to Surangika, OUT
stumped this time, beaten in the air and by the turn, a valiant innings from Manodara. She danced down to swing big and hard but the ball spun in sharply from well outside off, going past the inside edge and Sushma collected and took the bails quickly
MADD Surangika st †Verma b Sharma 61 (75b 6x4 0x6) SR: 81.33

If Sri Lanka had a few more wickets, India would have paid the price for a lot of sloppy work in the last few overs

Match details
County Ground, Derby
TossIndia Women , elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's World Cup 2017
Player Of The Match
Deepti Sharma
Match numberWomen's ODI no. 1068
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-13.40, Interval 13.40-14.10, Second Session 14.10-17.20
Match days05 July 2017 (50-over match)
Chris Brown
Langton Rusere
TV Umpire
Gregory Brathwaite
Reserve Umpire
Shaun George
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson
PointsIndia Women 2, Sri Lanka Women 0