Harmanpreet, Poonam deny Sri Lanka women consolation win

The Indian women's side wrapped up the five-match series 4-0 after thrashing host Sri Lanka by 51 runs in the fifth and final T20I.

India Women have sealed the five-match series 4-0.   -  AP

The Indian women's team came up with yet another dominating performance as it won the fifth and final Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka by 51 runs to wrap up the five-match series 4-0.

Set a target of 157 runs, Sri Lanka was bundled out for 105, with Poonam Yadav taking a three-wicket haul.

Sri Lanka's decision to bowl first backfired as after initial success, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues belted the opposition attack.

While Harmanpreet scored a fine 63 (38b, three fours, five sixes) Jemimah narrowly missed a half-century, making 46 (31b, six fours, one six). 

Although the Indian lower middle order failed to click at the death, the visitors posted a competitive 156.

For Sri Lanka, Inoshi Priyadharshani was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets.

In reply, the home side was off to a poor start as it lost both its openers for just 13 runs on board.

Shashikala Siriwardene and Oshadi Ranasinghe had a brief partnership and kept the Indians at bay.

Sri Lanka needed 65 off 30 balls with five wickets remaining, but the run out of Ranasinghe opened the gates as Poonam took three quick wickets to bundle the host out for 105 in 17.5 overs.

Brief Scores: India 156 all out in 18.3 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur 63 off 38 balls, Jemimah Rodrigues 46 off 31 balls, Shashikala Siriwardene 3/19, Priyadharshini Fernando 3/19); Sri Lanka 105 in 17.4 overs (Poonam Yadav 3/18, Radha Yadav 2/14). India won by 51 runs.