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2nd Match, Sylhet, October 01, 2022, Women's Asia Cup
(18.2/20 ov, T:151) 109

India won by 41 runs

Player Of The Match
76 (53)
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That's day one wrapped up. Bangladesh and India have come out victorious.Malaysia will take on Pakistan tomorrow morning and Sri Lanka will face UAE, you can follow the games live here on ESPNcricinfo. For now, it's goodbye from Ekanth, Sudarshanan, Ranjith, and Vairavan.

Jemimah Rodrigues, POTM for her 76: I was eager to play, after not touching the bat for six weeks. But my parents, coaches and the staff helped me to recover, so thanks to them. I would like to thank Mumbai where it's hot, so I got acclimatised to it. I had plans and had prepared well to play on slow, turning tracks which helped to express myself today. We will take the win, the bowlers did well, this is the confidence we want to build on. The discussion coming in was that we've set the standard and want to get it higher now.

Harmanpreet Kaur, India Captain: We didn't start well with the ball but the run outs and good bowling got us through. Deepti was excellent. After losing two wickets when I went to bat, Jemi played well and we strung a good partnership. She worked well in the NCA and were happy to see her play well. I do feel we were short by 10-20 runs. If Jemi and I continued, we could have closed in on 200. But this is a learning process.

Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka Captain: We lost wickets in crucial times, particularly the run outs which cost us. In the death overs, there was good bowling. Some were good but others were off. Jemimah batted well, we will have to stick to our plans in the future. Harshitha batted well, she's crucial for us. Hope she continues her form. The run outs are an issue, we need to concentrate on overcoming it.

4:40pm: The players shake hands after India complete a convincing win. The chase started well with Harshitha finding the fence. Athapaththu couldn't get going. But Harshitha was run out which cost them. Malsha Shehani was run out too. Perera tried to shepherd on but wickets at the other end meant Sri Lanka couldn't keep up with the asking rate or get close. For India, the slower bowlers were good as was expected on this pitch. Deepti and Hemalatha were among the wickets. Pooja Vastrakar is currently the only pacer in the tournament who's picked up wickets. It's been a hot, humid day which left some players and an umpire in discomfort but India held up well in the end.

Hemalatha to Kulasuriya, OUT

Down the track, misses the swipe, and Richa Ghosh takes off the bails. It was very slow and wide, just pushing the full length. Kulasuriya tried to slap it away but had to reach out and get to the pitch. She couldn't do either and Ghosh collected it well to give Hemalatha her third.

Achini Kulasuriya st †Ghosh b Hemalatha 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 25
Hemalatha to Kulasuriya, no run

Tossed up, goes past the full-faced bat. The sharp turn takes it away, there's an appeal for caught behind which is turned down

end of over 181 run • 1 wicket
SL-W: 109/9CRR: 6.05 RRR: 21.00 • Need 42 runs from 12b
Inoka Ranaweera1 (3b)
Achini Kulasuriya1 (2b)
Deepti Sharma 4-0-15-2
Dayalan Hemalatha 2-0-15-2
Sharma to Ranaweera, no run

Length outside off, defends it well within the line. It goes past the bat.

Sharma to Ranaweera, no run

Outside edge taken but falls in front of slip. It was full around fourth, Ranaweera defended with soft hands, tried to get it towards cover.

Sharma to Kulasuriya, 1 run

Full outside off, flicked to long-on

Sharma to Kulasuriya, no run

Length ball spins away to around sixth. Left alone

Slip in for the no. 11

Sharma to Perera, OUT

Reverses, finds backward point! Perera shaped for the shot early, so Deepti pulled her length back. It was coming at her, so she stood up and tried to swat it away. Got it flat and straight to Yadav.

Hasini Perera c Yadav b Sharma 30 (32b 3x4 0x6 56m) SR: 93.75
Sharma to Perera, no run

Down the track, Deepti lands it back. It's worked back to the bowler.

end of over 176 runs • 2 wickets
SL-W: 108/8CRR: 6.35 RRR: 14.33 • Need 43 runs from 18b
Hasini Perera30 (30b 3x4)
Inoka Ranaweera1 (1b)
Dayalan Hemalatha 2-0-15-2
Renuka Singh 2-0-20-0
Hemalatha to Perera, 1 run

Down the track, chips the length ball (made into a full one) over the bowler. Long-off runs across to the left and stops it.

Hemalatha to Ranaweera, 1 run

Full outside off, chips a drive. Again, not off the middle, but safely to long-off

Hemalatha to Kumari, OUT

Driven but straight to Mandhana! It was full and wide, she tried to slap it but got it off the toe-end, straight to short cover, placed a pitch or two to the right.

Sugandika Kumari c Mandhana b Hemalatha 4 (3b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 133.33
Hemalatha to Kumari, 2 runs

Slaps a wide ball to deep cover.

Hemalatha to Kumari, 2 runs

Full ball is swept to the right of deep square. They push and make two

Sugandika, the new batter, will be on strike. The batters crossing does not matter anymore, incoming batter will be on strike regardless. The new rules apply starting today.

Hemalatha to Ranasinghe, OUT

Slog swept, taken at cow corner! It was full and slow on the stumps, Ranasinghe got on one knee and whacked it. The shot selection was good but the timing wasn't good enough to clear it.

Oshadi Ranasinghe c Rana b Hemalatha 11 (10b 1x4 0x6 13m) SR: 110
end of over 1611 runs
SL-W: 102/6CRR: 6.37 RRR: 12.25 • Need 49 runs from 24b
Oshadi Ranasinghe11 (9b 1x4)
Hasini Perera29 (29b 3x4)
Renuka Singh 2-0-20-0
Dayalan Hemalatha 1-0-9-0
Renuka Singh to Ranasinghe, 1 run

Whips a full ball from outside off to long-on

Renuka Singh to Perera, 1 run

Misfielded at short fine, they take one. It was on middle and leg, Perera went across and helped it along.

Renuka Singh to Ranasinghe, 1 run

Length outside off, chops it into the ground. Fizzles to point. Sri Lanka's 100 is up

Renuka Singh to Ranasinghe, FOUR runs

On leg, picked up to the deep backward square fence. It was flicked wristily and there was no one behind square, which allowed four

Renuka Singh to Ranasinghe, no run

Full and wide, driven back to the bowler.

Keeper back

Renuka Singh to Ranasinghe, 4 byes

And it sneaks past the keeper for four byes. It was a full ball that kept low, Ghosh was moving to her right but the lack of bounce did her and it zipped through. It beat the cover drive.

2 a ball required off the last five. Renuka returns with the keeper up

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