Mithali Raj stars in warm-up win

The other significant contribution came from Smriti Mandhana (44).

Skipper Mithali Raj’s strokefilled 85 included 11 hits to the fence.   -  Getty Images

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, here today.

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.

In reply, Sri Lanka was bundled out for 166 in 48.4 overs with left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayekwad taking 4/12 in 7 overs.

Brief Scores: India Women 275/8 in 50 overs (Mithali Raj 85, Poonam Raut 69, Smriti Mandhana 44)

Sri Lanka 166 in 48.4 overs (Rakeswari Gayekwad 4/12, Shikha Pandey 2/22). India women won by 109 runs.

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