London: 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, on Wednesday at Queens Park.
Batting first, India scored a healthy 275 for 8 in 50 overs with half-centuries from 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.
The other significant contribution came from SmritiMandhana (44). The Indian captain hit 11 boundaries in her 89-ball knock. In reply, the Sri Lankan side scored a total of 166 and spinner Gayakwad took four wickets.
India lost to New Zealand in their first warm up match where the batting side made a total of only 130 runs. The win against Sri Lanka over 109 runs will surely raise confidence before the match against England on Saturday.