result
14th Match, Group A (N), Melbourne, Feb 29 2020, ICC Women's T20 World Cup
(14.4/20 ov, target 114)116/3
IND Women won by 7 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
4/23
radha-yadav
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka Women113/9(20 overs)
India Women116/3(14.4 overs)

That's all from us, folks. We'll see you tomorrow for more World Cup action with Pakistan taking on South Africa and England playing West Indies, both crucial Group B encounters.

Harmapreet Kaur: It's important to continue momentum. I think the bowlers understood the wicket very well and bowled accordingly. Today I was looking positive, got a few boundaries, hopefully I'll get more runs in the coming games. Shafali loves to play her shots and we don't hold her back.

Chamari Atapattu : I think that score was not enough, we lost couple of chances, specially Shafali, it was hard to stop her. Yeah, I got a good start but unfortunately got out in the 10th, would have wanted to stay in there till the 16th or the 17th over. I hope we can beat Bangladesh in our last game

Radha Yadav is the player of the match: I was just thinking to bowl stump-to-stump, keep it simple. As a bowling unit we did well.

India top the table. Just the performance they needed before the big semi-final. Radha Yadav led the way with her best T20I figures (4 for 23) and Shafali Verma thoroughly entertained again with a quickfire 47 that seemed to instill a lot of fear in the opposition bowlers. Harmanpreet Kaur came up the order and spent some time in the middle, finding the middle of the bat a couple of times before falling for 15. Sri Lanka's bowling was pedestrian and fielding was poor.

14.4
4
Thimashini to Sharma, FOUR runs

length on middle, slog swept to deep square and finds the boundary to finish things off in style. India win with more than five overs to spare

14.3
1
Thimashini to Rodrigues, 1 run

length on middle and off, she skips down and works it through midwicket

14.2
1
Thimashini to Sharma, 1 run

full on middle, pushed to long-on for one

14.1
1
Thimashini to Rodrigues, 1 run

length outside off, pushed to deep midwicket for one

end of over 145 runs
IND-W: 109/3CRR: 7.78 RRR: 0.83
Jemimah Rodrigues13 (13)
Deepti Sharma10 (11)
Kavisha Dilhari 3-0-18-0
Shashikala Siriwardene 4-0-42-1
13.6
1
Dilhari to Rodrigues, 1 run

full on middle, pushed to long-on

13.5
1
Dilhari to Sharma, 1 run

length on middle, pushed to long-on

13.4
1
Dilhari to Rodrigues, 1 run

full on middle, driven to long-on

13.3
Dilhari to Rodrigues, no run

dropped again, really sloppy from Sri Lanka and it's the captain! It was shipped straight to her at midwicket and at no level of cricket should that have gone down

13.2
1
Dilhari to Sharma, 1 run
13.1
1
Dilhari to Rodrigues, 1 run
end of over 139 runs
IND-W: 104/3CRR: 8.00 RRR: 1.42
Jemimah Rodrigues10 (9)
Deepti Sharma8 (9)
Shashikala Siriwardene 4-0-42-1
Kavisha Dilhari 2-0-13-0
12.6
1
HASD Siriwardene to Rodrigues, 1 run
12.5
1
HASD Siriwardene to Sharma, 1 run

length around off, opens the face and pushes it to point for a quick single, there's a direct hit at the Jemimah's end, the striker's end as she completes the run, and does so comfortably

12.4
1
HASD Siriwardene to Rodrigues, 1 run

tossed up around off, nudged towards square leg with the spin

12.3
4
HASD Siriwardene to Rodrigues, FOUR runs

overpitched outside off and there aren't too many better players of the cover drive than Jemimah, caresses it through the off side

12.2
1
HASD Siriwardene to Sharma, 1 run

length on middle, goes back and works it through midwicket for one

12.1
1
HASD Siriwardene to Rodrigues, 1 run

tossed up outside off, advances and pushes it to long-on

end of over 126 runs
IND-W: 95/3CRR: 7.91 RRR: 2.37
Deepti Sharma6 (7)
Jemimah Rodrigues3 (5)
Kavisha Dilhari 2-0-13-0
Udeshika Prabodhani 4-0-13-1
11.6
Dilhari to Sharma, no run

squares her up, this was slower and held back in length, she pushed with her hands to get an outside edge to short third

11.5
4
Dilhari to Sharma, FOUR runs

right up and angled in towards middle, not the ideal length for the sweep but hit well to beat long-on

11.4
Dilhari to Sharma, no run

full and angled in, goes for the sweep and misses

11.3
1
Dilhari to Rodrigues, 1 run

length on middle, walks across and tucks it away to deep backward square leg

Best performances - batters
Shafali Verma portrait
Shafali Verma IND-W
47 runs (34)
7 fours
1 six
Control68%
Productive shot
off drive
13 runs
3 fours
0 six
0400912148
Chamari Atapattu portrait
AC Jayangani SL-W
33 runs (24)
5 fours
1 six
Control75%
Productive shot
slog sweep
10 runs
1 four
1 six
44449440
Best performances - bowlers
Radha Yadav portrait
RP Yadav IND-W
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
4
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Rajeshwari Gayakwad portrait
RS Gayakwad IND-W
O
4
M
1
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Junction Oval, Melbourne
TossSri Lanka Women, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's T20 World Cup
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Radha Yadav
Radha Yadav
Match numberT20I no. 859
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-16.50, Second Session 16.50-18.20
Match days29 February 2020 - night (20-over match)
WT20I debut
Sathya Sandeepani
Sathya Sandeepani
Umpires
South Africa Image
Shaun George
England Image
Sue Redfern
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Lauren Agenbag
Reserve Umpire
Zimbabwe Image
Langton Rusere
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad
PointsIndia Women 2, Sri Lanka Women 0