India eye on fourth win on a trot


India eye on fourth win on a trot

Despite India sitting at the top of the Women's World Cup standings after three games, captain Mithali Raj feels her team still have plenty to work on as it they prepare to face Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

India takes on Sri Lanka in their fourth match of the tournament post the team recorded a hat trick of victories.

India now occupy second place on the ICC Women's World Cup points table as they lose the top spot to Australia, who have a superior run-rate.

Chasing 233, Sri Lanka never looked in the contention as they lost their wickets at regular intervals. Barring Chamari Atapattu, their batters have failed to impress, and bowlers lack attitude in the Sri Lankan attack.

Batting first, India suffered a batting collapse before reaching 169 for nine and Mithali praised Sushma Verma and Jhulan Goswami for their lower-order contributions. Dilani Manodara and Shashikala Siriwardene looked to be on their way of forming a partnership as strong as Raj and Sharma. The right-hander fell on an individual score of 61 and with that Sri Lanka lost all their hopes of registering their first win in the tournament.

Danielle Hazell grabbed three wickets for England and Heather Knight grabbed two wickets.

India-W won the toss. they opt to bat first against SriLanka-W.

Deepti made 78 off 110 balls while Mithali (53 off 78) continued her good form with yet another 50 plus score to set the base for India's total after the early dismissal of openers Punam Raut (16) and Smriti Mandhana (8).

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Meanwhile, despite losing all three of its opening games, Sri Lanka captain Inoka Ranaweera says there are positives to take from the performances, including Sunday's seven-wicket defeat to England.

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Sri Lanka: Sri Lankans have been struggling in both batting and bowling.



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