Mumbai: Feb 5, 2013
Sri Lanka Women had a steady start against India Women in the must-win match in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The visitors lost their first wicket early on but a 117-run stand between Yasoda Mendis (55) and Deepika Rasangika (51*) put Sri Lanka back on track.
Yasoda departed in the 24th over as Sri Lanka women reached 121 for two at the half way stage.
Earlier, having lost their last game by 32 runs against defending champions England, Mithali Raj-led Indian team would have to pull up their socks before locking horns with Sri Lanka.
With all the teams in Group A having won a match each, the hosts would try to keep their dreams afloat in the series, by winning the crucial league game on Tuesday, if they want to qualify for the knock out stages.
After a comprehensive 105-run win against West Indies in the opener, the Indian eves struggled to chase down England’s target of 272 on Sunday.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, had caused the biggest upset of the tournament with their last-ball win against England but in their second match they lost to West Indies by 209 runs on Sunday.
Sri Lanka (probable): Chamari Attapaththu, Yasoda Mendis, Prasadini Weerakkody, Shashikala Siriwardena (C), Sandamali Dolawatta, Dilani Manodara, Eshani Kaushalya, Deepika Rasangika, Sripali Weerakkody, Chamani Senevirathne.
India (probable): Poonam Raut, Thirush Kamini, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Reema Malhotra, Karu Jain(w), Jhulan Goswami, Amita Sharma, Nagarajan Niranjana, Gouher Sultana, Ekta Bisht.