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ICC Women's World Cup IND vs SL: India defeat Sri Lanka by 16 runs, sail into semi-finals

India defeated Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's World Cup by 16 runs to book their place into the semi-finals. Deepti Sharma was adjudged the 'Player of the Match' for scoring 78 runs in the match and claiming 1 wicket.

By   |  Updated On : July 07, 2017 05:16 PM
ICC Women's World Cup 2017, IND v SL LIVE: India win toss, choose to bat first

ICC Women's World Cup 2017, IND v SL LIVE: India win toss, choose to bat first

New Delhi :  

India defeated Sri Lanka by 16 runs in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. Deepti Sharma was adjudged the player of the match as she gave an outstanding all-round performance to help India register their 4th consecutive victory and sail into the semi-finals of the tournament. Sri Lanka could score only 216 runs in their 50 overs for the loss of 7 wickets in response to India's 232 runs for 8 wickets.

Indian Innings Report

Indian skipper Mithali Raj won the toss and had no hesitance in electing to bat on what seemed to be a good batting track at Derby. However, the Lankan seamers had other ideas as they struck early to remove the Indian openers cheaply. India was reeling at before Deepti Sharma and skipper Mithali Raj stitched together a resilient 118-run partnership to get India's innings back on track.

The Indian innings never got a momentum as the Lankan bowlers bowled a tight line all through the Indian innings. Veda Krishnamurthy and Sushma Verma gave the innings some impetus towards the end to help India finish with a below par 232 total. Sripali Weerakkody was the pick of the Lankan pacers picking up three wickets. Meanwhile, Inoka Ranaweera ended up with two wickets.

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Here are the updates for the match:

# India win the match by 16 runs

# Sri Lanka 216-8 in 50 overs

# Sri Lanka 201-7 after 48 overs

# Deepti Sharma to Manodara, OUT! Stumped!! Dream dismissal for an off-spinner.

# Sri Lanka 179/6 after 45 overs

# Ekta Bisht to Sripali Weerakkody, THAT'S OUT!! Caught! And Bisht brings her golden arm into play

# Sri Lanka 141-5 after 41 overs

Harmanpreet Kaur to Manodara, OUT! Ama Kanchana Run Out

# Ama Kanchana, right handed bat, comes to the crease

# Sri Lanka 130-4 after 39 overs

# Goswami to Siriwardene, OUT! Caught by Veda Krishnamurthy 

# Sri Lanka 113-3 after 37 overs

# Sri Lanka surpass the 100-run mark in the 37th over

Sri Lanka 70-3 after 23 overs

# Poonam Yadav to Hansika, OUT Stumped!! Second wicket for Poonam Yadav

Sri Lanka 57-2 after 18 overs

# Shashikala Siriwardene, right handed bat, comes to the crease

# Poonam Yadav to Chamari Atapattu, OUT Bowled!! Cleaned up! 

# Sri Lanka 55-1 after 17 overs

#Sri Lanka 17-1 after 5 overs

# Goswami to Hasini Perera, THAT'S OUT!! Caught

#Sri Lanka 17-0 after 4 overs

# Goswami to Hasini Perera, FOUR, shapes outside off. Hasini Perera goes back and places the punch past backward point. 

# Hansika and Hasini Perera from Sri Lanka are at the crease. Jhulan Goswami will open the attack

#Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma made handsome contributions to help India post a respectable total after the initial stutter 

#Sri Lanka need 233 to win the match  

#India end their innings at 232 for 8 in the allotted 50 overs

#There is drama out here. Mansi Joshi gets run-outs on the penultimate ball of the innings

#Mansi Joshi comes out to bat in place of Veda Krishnamurthy

#Sri Lankan bowlers have never let the Indian team get away at any stage

#Sripali Weerakkody dismisses Veda Krishnamurthy in the very next delivery 

#Sushma Verma comes to bat in place of Harmanpreet Kaur

#Sripali Weerakkody strikes to remove Harmanpreet Kaur 

#Indians who at one stage were looking to get past the 200 run mark have something to bowl at

#Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy have provided the much required late flourish to the Indians

# Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy would look to finish off strongly for India

Ranaweera dismisses Mithali Raj for 53

#India are 162 for three after 38 overs

#Ama Kanchana dismisses Deepti Sharma for 78 

#Mithali Raj brings up her half century 

#Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma have forged a strong partnership and taken India past the 100 run mark

#India are 80 for two after 23 overs 

#Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj going strong for India

#India bring up their 50 in the 16th overs

#India are 43 for 2 after 12 overs

#India would look forward to a captain's knock from their star player Mithali Raj

#Indian captain Mithali Raj walks into the middle

#India are two down!!!!This has been some exceptional bowling by the Lankan pacers

#Sripali Weerakkody dismisses Poonam Raut for 16 

#India are 37 for 1 after 10 overs

#Deepti Sharma has been quite aggressive in her intent right from the start of her innings

#Sharma and Raut have stitched a healthy partnership to get the Indian innings back on track

#Deepti Sharma comes to the crease in place of Smriti Mandhana

# India score after 7 overs 28/1

Gunaratne to Mandhana, out Caught by Siriwardene!! What a big wicket that is. 

Punam Raut and Mandhana are at the crease. Punam Raut is on strike. Sripali Weerakkody will open the attack

It's a fresh surface, there is no wind, the sun is out. The pitch looks white and does not have a tinge of green. The decision to bat first is a wise one because it can slow down later: Ian Bishop

#India Women have won the toss and have opted to bat first

Playing XI:

Sri Lanka Women: Nipuni Hansika, Hasini Perera, Chamari Atapattu, Shashikala Siriwardene, Dilani Manodara(w), Prasadani Weerakkody, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Chandima Gunaratne, Ama Kanchana, Sripali Weerakkody, Inoka Ranaweera(c)

India Women: Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav

First Published: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 02:15 PM

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