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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup: India record fourth consecutive win

05 Jul 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
ICC Women's Cricket World Cup- Ind vs SL

Indian women's cricket team moved closer to a semis spot in the 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup after defeating Sri Lanka women by 16 runs at Derby.

Chasing 233 runs, SL women could only manage to score 216 runs for the loss of seven wickets.

Dilani Manodara remained the highest scorer for SL with 61 runs from 75 balls.

In context: ICC Women's Cricket World Cup- Ind vs SL

PreviewIndia look to continue their winning streak in the WC

After three consecutive wins, Indian women's cricket team would look to continue its domination in the tournament.

Sri Lankan women have lost all their three matches, and India hold a 23-1 win loss record against them from 25 matches.

The Indian women's cricket team will want to win the match and get a step closer to the semis berth.

First inningsRaj, Sharma lead India to 232 runs

Skipper Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma scored half centuries to help India post a defendable total of 232 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 50 overs.

After losing two wickets for only 38 runs, Raj (53) and Sharma (78) stabilized India's innings with a 118-run partnership.

In the death overs, Krishnamurthy and Harmanpreet scored 50 runs to escalate the asking rate.

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05 Jul 2017ICC Women's Cricket World Cup: India record fourth consecutive win

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