Mandhana, Shafali seal the series for India


A career-best four-wicket burst from Renuka Singh, followed by clinical half-centuries from Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma, helped India dominate the second ODI for a 10-wicket win and gain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Pallekele yesterday.

Chasing 174, India made sure they learnt their lessons from their first outing when they scraped home to a four-wicket victory chasing 172. Mandhana and Shafali looked much assured with their strokes as the duo piled on an unbeaten 174-run stand to see India through with 24.2 overs to spare. While Mandhana finished on 94 not out off 83 balls, Shafali remained unbeaten on a career-best and run-a-ball 71.


Sri Lanka: 173 (Kanchana 47 not out, Renuka 4-28, Deepti 2-30, Meghna 2-42)

India: 174 for 0 (Mandhana 94 not out, Shafali 71 not out)