Mithali Raj the star who made India shine.
Mithali Raj On Wednesday, 5th July 2017, the energetic all-rounder women cricketer Mithali Raj took India close to the success and resulted in India’s victory over Sri Lanka by 16 runs in a group stage match of the ICC Women’s World Cup. However, the match was played at the County Cricket ground here.
The Sri Lankan Cricket team chased 233, but never seen in full strength as they were losing their wickets at consistent interims. The order of Middle players was:
– Chamari Atapattu scored 25.
– Dilani Manodara scored 37.
-Shashikala Siriwardene scored 61.
Though the Sri Lankan women team played some really good shots and batting skills, soon Indian bowlers overcome their pressure. Moreover these, yet, no one from the Sri Lankan batswomen marched forward to the time and started losing their wickets at the consistent interims; Sri Lanka lost the game from India.
For the India team, Poonam Yadav and Jhulan Goswami cleaned two wickets each. Previously, winning the throw and selecting to bat first where:
Deepti Sharma scored 78.
Mithali Raj scored 53.
The scores hit by the both assisted Indian team which successfully earned a decent 232/8 score. Later the start of batting was quite poor by the top-ranked batswomen, however, both the cricketers Deepti and Mithali Raj scored 118 runs with a third-wicket partnership in more or less 26 overs to even out the Indian batting scores.
At the moment when the match was looking all good at the mid, Deepti was sent packing in the 37th over by pacer Ama Kanchana. Deepti banged 10 boundaries in her 110-ball blows. New batswoman Jhulan Goswami that scored 9 runs was let go in the 40th over and in the similar over Mithali Raj was declared leg before wicket off Slow left-arm orthodox Inoka Ranaweera.
Harmanpreet Kaur scored 20.
Veda Krishnamurthy scored 29.
Sushma Verma scored 11.
Mansi Joshi scored 2.
Both the Lower-order batswomen resisted in the trek overs, and as an outcome, Sri Lanka coped up to retain Indians below the 250-run score. For Sri Lanka, Weerakkody got three wickets even though Ranaweera was able to take two wickets in the match.