Bangkok, December 2: Indian Women registered a smooth and convincing 52-run win over Sri Lanka Women, in Match 12 of the ongoing Women's Asia Cup 2016, at Bangkok. India Women today will play final against Nepal after winning over Sri Lanka and thereby booked themselves in Sunday's final match too.
After electing to bat first, India posted a solid total of 121/4, led by a fluent half-century by veteran Mithali Raj. There were handy contributions from Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy, who chipped in with 21 runs each.
Sri Lanka was in dire straits by the half-way stage, losing half their side as Ekta Bisht (3/8) and Preeti Bose (3/14) inflicted significant damage. The first two Lankan wickets were scalped by Jhulan Goswami and Anuja Patil. Sri Lanka finished at 69/9 in their quota of overs with only Prasadani Weerakkody and Dilani Manodara getting into double figures.
Having won the toss and elected to bat first, the Indians scored 121/4 in their 20 overs. Raj, who scored an unbeaten 49 and 36 in the matches against Bangladesh and Pakistan respectively, top scored for India with 62 runs from 59 deliveries.
India plays their final round-robin match against Nepal on December 2 and has already booked their place in Sunday’s final.