ICC Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj's half-century helps India ease past Sri Lanka in warm-up

PTI, Jun, 22 2017

Chesterfield: Skipper Mithali Raj hit a strokefilled 85 as Indian women's cricket team beat Sri Lanka by 109 runs in a warm-up game for the ICC Women's World Cup in Chesterfield on Wednesday.

India's Mithali Raj during her innings. Twitter/ @BCCIWomen

India's Mithali Raj during her innings. Twitter/ @BCCIWomen

Batting first, India scored a healthy 275 for 8 in 50 overs with half-centuries from Mithali Raj and opener Poonam Raut (69). The other significant contribution came from Smriti Mandhana (44). The Indian captain hit 11 boundaries in her 89-ball knock which helped the team to a competitive total.

In reply, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 166 in 48.4 overs with left-arm spinner Rajsewari Gayekwad taking 4/12 in 7 overs.

Thus, India continue their good form before they kick off their ICC Women's World Cup campaign against England on 24 June.

Brief Scores: India Women 275/8 in 50 overs (Mithali Raj 85, Poonam Raut 69, Smriti Mandhana 44)

Sri Lanka 166 in 48.4 overs (Rakeswari Gayekwad 4/12, Shikha Pandey 2/22).

Published Date: Jun 22, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 22, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115