Skipper Mithali Raj scored brilliant 85 as Indian women’s cricket team defeated Sri Lanka by 109 runs in a warm-up game of the ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday.
Batting first, Team India scored 275 for 8 in 50 overs with half-centuries from Raj and opener Poonam Raut (69). The other significant contribution came from Smriti Mandhana (44). The Indian captain hit 11 boundaries in her 89-ball knock.
In reply, Sri Lanka were dismissed for 166 in 48.4 overs with left-arm spinner Rajsewari Gayekwad taking 4/12 in 7 overs.
Brief Scores: India Women 275/8 in 50 overs (Mithali Raj 85, Poonam Raut 69, Smriti Mandhana 44)
Sri Lanka 166 in 48.4 overs (Rakeswari Gayekwad 4/12, Shikha Pandey 2/22). India women won by 109 runs.
(With PTI Inputs)