Shafali, then, top-scored with 47 as India chased down the target in simply 14.4 overs
Spinner Radha Yadav flummoxed the competing batting line-up with a career-best 4/23 before Shafali Verma’s blistering 34-ball 47 powered India to a seven-wicket sway Sri Lanka in the ICC Female’s T20 Globe Cup right here on Saturday.
Choosing to bat, Sri Lanka were limited to a small 113 for 9 in their last Team A match with left-arm spinner Radha (4/23) going through the rivals’ batting line-up, including declaring the treasured scalp of captain Chamari Atapattu.
Shafali, after that, top-scored as India ferreted out the target in just 14.4 overs.
The win indicated India went into the semifinals with an all-win document. This was India’s fourth succeeding victory in the tournament as the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side settled their position in addition to the group with eight points.
Shafali Verma’s surge
The 16-year-old Shafali, that was gone down twice in the 2nd and also fourth over, hit 7 fours as well as a six in her knock yet was unable to reach her maiden fifty for the 2nd time in the tournament, obtaining run-out in the 11th over.
She had scored 46 against New Zealand in her previous getaway.
Kaur and also opener Smriti Mandhana once more misused their excellent starts, leaving for 15 and also 17, specifically.
Mandhana mistimed the round to Kavisha Dilhari in the fifth over while the captain left while attempting to clear the long on fielder in the 10th over.
For Sri Lanka, Udeshika Prabodhani (1/13) and Shashikala Siriwardene (1/42) got a wicket each, prior to the duo of Jemimah Rodrigues (15) as well as Deepti Sharma (15) secured the triumph.
Sri Lankan Batting
Previously, Sri Lanka were struck when opener Umesha Thimashini (2) tried to go with a big shot off a Deepti Sharma delivery, just to be captured by Rajeshwari Gayakwad in the 3rd over.
In-from captain Atapattu (33) continued to assault, hitting 5 fours and a six, and also stitched a 30-run collaboration with Harshitha Madavi (12 ).
However, left-arm spinner Gayakwad tightened the screws in the 8th over, bowling a wicket maiden while dismissing Madavi.
The intro of Radha in the nine over functioned as right away after hitting a six over deep wicket, the Sri Lankan captain was captured at square leg.
Sri Lanka then endured a batting collapse as Radha represented Hansima Karunaratne (7) and Hasini Perera (7) in her next over. She also dismissed wicket-keeper Anushka Sanjeewani (1 ).
The Indian spinners controlled the proceedings as besides Radha, Gayakwad (2/18) got 2 arches, while Deepti (1/16), Shikha Pandey (1/35), as well as Poonam Yadav (1/20) took one each.