Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WK Dilhari
WK Dilhari
47(49) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 5 3 9 9 1 7 11
JI Rodrigues
JI Rodrigues
36(27) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 5 1 3 1 12 9

Best performances - Bowlers

I Ranaweera
O4
M0
R30
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
RP Yadav
RP Yadav
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Ashish Pant

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | SL-W: 104/5 (35 runs required, RR: 5.20)

  • Kavisha Dilhari47 (49b)
  • Anushka Sanjeewani10 (8b)
  • Renuka Singh4-0-25-0
  • Pooja Vastrakar4-1-13-1

It was a clinical performance from the Indians, who have taken a 1-0 lead. Not long before the second T20I though, which will be held at the same venue on Saturday. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We'll see you in a couple of days time. Till then, on behalf of S Sudarshanan and Ranjith P, this is me Ashish Pant signing off.

Jemimah Rodrigues is the Player of the Match : [On enjoying playing Sri Lanka] I don't know, it is more about the pitches. Where I stay in Mumbai, the pitches are slower and similar to Sri Lanka, so I am very used to to playing because from childhood I am playing in these conditions. I just applied my game, kept it simple and tried to play the same game. I love this country, it is a very beautiful country. It is a privilege for us to come here, even in all these times and get the facilities that we are getting and the love we are getting from the Sri Lanka board, it is a blessing to come here and play some cricket.

Harmanpreet Kaur: [On the match] Definitely, it is a part of the game, sometimes you plan something and that does not work the way you want it. But credit to players who believed in themselves to pull this game, especially Jemi [Jemimah Rodrigues], the way she batted, because we needed her at that time. And later on the bowlers did the job for us. [On areas to improve] As a unit, we definitely want to to utilise the first six overs, and we will look for that. Apart from that, everything was covered well. We were losing continuous wickets and next time, we will try to create more partnerships. Everything is great, and we are really enjoying our time here. Even with so much happening in the country, the people are still are very helpful. Today also they came to watch us and that is what you want. We are lucky that we can entertain them while playing and we are happy that we got the opportunity to play here.

Sri Lankan captain, Chamari Athapaththu first up: [Assessment of the game] We dropped a couple of catches, especially Harmanpreet's which were crucial. And the last over which Kavisha [Dilhari] bowled, that went for 20 runs, was also a reason. In the power play we were not batting our best, we played a lot of dot balls and did not score many boundaries. I think that is the reason we lost the match. [On chasing] The total was chaseable, but we had to stick with a plan and have to play positive cricket, otherwise we will not be able to chase that kind of a score.

Time for presentation.

5:08pm A disciplined bowling effort helps India win the first T20I by 34 runs and start the series on a high. The bowlers were on top of things right from the first over. Deepti struck first by getting rid of Vishmi Gunaratne for 1. Radha Yadav then got into the act striking twice in an over to break Sri Lanka's back. The innings limped thereon with none of the batters managing to clear the field. Sri Lanka only struck 12 fours in their entire innings, six of which were hit by Kavisha Dilhari, who finished on 47* off 49 balls. For India, Deepti was economical while Radha picked up two wickets. Harmanpreet wrung the changes well, using as many as seven bowlers.

19.6
1
Renuka Singh to Dilhari, 1 run, Excellent yorker to end the innings. She gets it right on the money and and all Dilhari can do is jam it towards the midwicket area as India take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
19.5
4
Renuka Singh to Dilhari, FOUR, Top Shot! Length ball on middle stump, she leans back, gets on top of the ball and effortlessly lofts it over the extra cover fielder for a four.
19.4
1
Renuka Singh to Sanjeewani, 1 run, length ball on middle, she gets the sweep out and scythes to deep midwicket
19.3
4
Renuka Singh to Sanjeewani, FOUR, gives herself room to the very full delivery, gets an inside edge to the right of short fine leg as the ball travels to the fence quickly
19.2
2
Renuka Singh to Sanjeewani, 2 runs, wayward delivery down the leg, she gets a fine tickle as the keeper misses and the two scamper for a brace.
19.1
0
Renuka Singh to Sanjeewani, no run, short and wide outside off, she opens the face of the bat but finds point

Renuka, who bowled the first over, will also bowl the last

SL Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1AMCJK AthapaththuRMVD Gunaratne
2nd26AMCJK AthapaththuH Madavi
3rd0H MadaviWK Dilhari
4th27NND de SilvaWK Dilhari
5th32KADA KanchanaWK Dilhari
6th18MAA SanjeewaniWK Dilhari