RESULT
2nd ODI, Pallekele, July 04, 2022, India Women tour of Sri Lanka
(25.4/50 ov, T:174) 174/0

IND Women won by 10 wickets (with 146 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
4/28
renuka-singh
Match centre 
Scores: K Vairavan
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Comms: Ankur Dhawan
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka Women 173/10(50 overs)
India Women 174/0(25.4 overs)

Right, so that concludes are coverage of this second ODI. We'll be back again in a couple of days for the final ODI. Until then, it's goodbye from us. Thanks for joining.

Renuka Singh is the Player of the Match: I've been working on my strength, practicing my hard lengths and variations. We read the wicket well, that's why we bowled first. The weather was to our advantage as well. Our management asked us to keep things very simple and stick to our strengths.

Harmanpreet Kaur: We have been talking about long partnerships and thankfully we got it today. I'm happy with the way we batted, it was outstanding to watch. I'm very happy that the bowlers are giving breakthroughs whenever called upon

Chamari Athapaththu: The first ten overs they bowled really well taking 2-3 wickets. We also dropped a few catches and catches win matches. We lost wickets at crucial moments. Definitely, I have to bat through the innings. I'll try my best next game.

That's as convincing as convincing can get. The bowlers set it up, the openers finished it off. Sri Lanka needed early wickets to have any chance in this contest, but they got none. They didn't help their cause by dropping the chances that came their way, at least a couple of them regulation takes at this level. Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma took the attack to the bowlers and stitched together India's highest partnership for any wicket against Sri Lanka, Mandhana making her 23rd ODI fifty and Verma, her 4th. India's 174-run chase was also the highest target successfully chased without losing a wicket in Women's ODIs. With this win, India take an unassailable two-nil lead in the series. Stay tuned for the presentation.

25.4
1
Kanchana to Shafali Verma, 1 run

full toss, drilled through the cover region and they come through for the single to seal the win by ten wickets

25.4
2w
Kanchana to Mandhana, 2 wide

length and down the leg side, Mandhana has a swing at it but misses, as does the keeper, though and India are just one away now

25.3
6
Kanchana to Mandhana, SIX runs

length and angled in, Mandhana shuffles across and picks it up off her hip, and has enough power to clear the ropes

25.2
4
Kanchana to Mandhana, FOUR runs

full outside off, Mandhana makes a little room drills it down the ground, past mid-off and into the boundary as the long-on can't cut it off either

25.1
1
Kanchana to Shafali Verma, 1 run

length on off, swept away to deep square leg who keeps them to one

end of over 255 runs
IND-W: 160/0CRR: 6.40 RRR: 0.56 • Need 14 from 25 overs
Shafali Verma69 (69)
Smriti Mandhana84 (81)
Oshadi Ranasinghe 5-0-36-0
Ama Kanchana 3-0-19-0
24.6
1
Ranasinghe to Shafali Verma, 1 run

length outside off, pushed to long-off

24.5
1
Ranasinghe to Mandhana, 1 run

length outside off, pushed into the covers

24.4
Ranasinghe to Mandhana, no run

length on middle and off, she looks for the reverse sweep but only edges it on to her pad

24.3
1
Ranasinghe to Shafali Verma, 1 run

length outside off, pushed to deep cover

24.2
1
Ranasinghe to Mandhana, 1 run

length on the pads, tucked away to deep square leg

24.1
1
Ranasinghe to Shafali Verma, 1 run

length outside off, Verma looks to hoick this leg side and gets a leading edge that hangs in the air forever before falling in no man's land

end of over 247 runs
IND-W: 155/0CRR: 6.45 RRR: 0.73 • Need 19 from 26 overs
Smriti Mandhana82 (78)
Shafali Verma66 (66)
Ama Kanchana 3-0-19-0
Oshadi Ranasinghe 4-0-31-0
23.6
2
Kanchana to Mandhana, 2 runs

full on middle, makes room and goes over the bowler's head, long-on comes running in and puts in a dive to her right to keep the ball in play. She seems to have done herself some damage as she stopped that and is walking off the field with the physio

23.5
Kanchana to Mandhana, no run

full on middle, looks to go down-town but only manages a thick inside edge to short fine-leg

23.4
1
Kanchana to Shafali Verma, 1 run

length outside off, pushed to long-off

23.4
1w
Kanchana to Shafali Verma, 1 wide

tossed up generously but down the leg side as Verma tries to scoop it but misses

23.3
1
Kanchana to Mandhana, 1 run
23.2
2
Kanchana to Mandhana, 2 runs

another chance put down. It was length outside off, Mandhana made room to go inside out but only managed to slice it over point, who turned around and ran backwards, getting close enough to it but failing to get a hand on it in the end

23.1
Kanchana to Mandhana, no run

length on middle, pushed back to the bowler

end of over 2312 runs
IND-W: 148/0CRR: 6.43 RRR: 0.96 • Need 26 from 27 overs
Shafali Verma65 (65)
Smriti Mandhana77 (73)
Oshadi Ranasinghe 4-0-31-0
Inoka Ranaweera 6-0-42-0
22.6
6
Ranasinghe to Shafali Verma, SIX runs

length outside off, Verma had been itching to play that stroke, picks it up high and handsome on the slog sweep and easily clears deep midwicket

22.5
1
Ranasinghe to Mandhana, 1 run

length on the pads, tucked away to deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
S Mandhana
S Mandhana IND-W
94 runs (83)
11 fours1 six
Control
88%
Productive shot
off drive
25 runs
4 fours0 six
053232052711
Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma IND-W
71 runs (71)
4 fours1 six
Control
93%
Productive shot
on drive
21 runs
1 four0 six
14351092019
Best performances - bowlers
Renuka Singh
Renuka Singh IND-W
O
10
M
1
R
28
W
4
ECO
2.8
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
3W
DB Sharma
DB Sharma IND-W
O
10
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
3
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossIndia Women, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
IND Women
Renuka Singh
Series resultIndia Women led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberWODI no. 1282
Match days4 July 2022 - day (50-over match)
WODI debut
Vishmi Gunaratne
Vishmi Gunaratne
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Lyndon Hannibal
Sri Lanka
Prageeth Rambukwella
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Pradeep Udawatta
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Graeme Labrooy
PointsIndia Women 2, Sri Lanka Women 0