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

India continue their good form ahead of ICC Women's World Cup 2017 to be played in England.

PTI June 22, 2017 19:06:12 IST
ICC Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj's half-century helps India ease past Sri Lanka in warm-up

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.

ICC Womens World Cup Mithali Rajs halfcentury helps India ease past Sri Lanka in warmup

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).

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