Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma ferret out 174 runs in just over 25 overs
There was talk of the openers not getting sufficient perform at the top of the order. Smriti Mandhana and also Shafali Verma had to address that on Monday. They did it and also just how!
he India females’s openers remained unbeaten to gift their team a 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI, and an undisputable 2-0 lead in the three-match collection.
Going after a 174-run target, Smriti as well as Shafali bulldozed the Lankan strike to skip home in simply 25.4 overs. At the same time, they produced the document for the highest target effectively chased without losing a gate in women’s ODIs.
Smriti played a stroke-filled innings of 94 not out of 83 spheres, while young Shafali made run-a-ball 71 not out. With each other, they hit 13 boundaries and also 2 sixes.
Previously, the bowlers had done their task flawlessly after skipper Harmanpreet Kaur asked the hosts to bat first. Medium pacer Renuka Singh returned career-best figures of 4/28 as Lanka were full blast for 173.
Harmanpreet was alleviated that the openers obtained runs. “We have been talking about long partnerships as well as luckily we got it today (Monday). I more than happy with the way we batted, it was outstanding to enjoy,” she said during the post-match presentation.
Adjudged Gamer of the Match, Renuka claimed: “I have actually been dealing with my strength, practising my tough lengths as well as variations.”