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After two facile victories over Thailand and Malaysia, India have been handed a actuality examine of their final recreation by Bangladesh, who notched up a complete seven-wicket win to document their maiden worldwide win over their neighbours throughout any format.
India, nevertheless, dished out an improved efficiency at present with left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht (2/20) snapping two wickets and effecting two run-outs, whereas Jhulan Goswami (1/20), Anuja Patil (1/19) and Poonam Yadav (1/23) taking one wicket every to limit Sri Lanka to 107 for 7.
India then rode on some helpful contributions by the highest and center order to overtake the goal, reaching 110 for three with seven balls to spare.
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Chasing 108 for a win, openers Mithali Raj (23) and S Mandhana (12) bought good begins earlier than they have been despatched again to the pavilion with India at 55 for 2 in 11.2 overs. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur then cracked a 25-ball 24 laced with two fours earlier than India have been decreased to 70 for three.
V Krishnamurthy (29) and Anuja Patil (19) then shared a 40-run unbeaten partnership off 32 balls to take India dwelling.
India, Pakistan and Bangladesh presently have six factors every from 4 video games. However, India are main the standings with a internet run-rate of +2.709.
Harmanpreet Kaur and Co. should beat arch-rivals Pakistan of their must-win final recreation on Saturday to make it to the finals.
Earlier, skipper Shashikala Siriwardene’s resolution to bat first backfired as they misplaced wickets in common intervals to publish 107 for 7.
Hasini Perera (46 off 43 balls) did the majority of scoring for the Lankans with the assistance of 4 boundaries, whereas opener Yasoda Mendis hit a affected person 39-ball 27 however not one of the different batswomen may attain double figures.
On Saturday, India will play Pakistan whereas Bangladesh will face Malaysia.
Sri Lanka: 107 for 7 in 20 overs (Hasini Perera 46; Ekta Bisht 2/20)
India: 110 for three in 18.5 overs (V Krishnamurthy 29; Oshadi Ranasinghe 1/15).