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The Indian women’s team  beat Sri Lanka by 52-runs in the Women’s Asia Cup T20 tournament at Bangkok on Thursday. Opting to bat, India posted a modest total of 121 for four in their allotted 20 overs and then managed to restrict Sri Lanka to 69 for nine. 

Opener Mithali gave India a solid platform with a quickfire 59-ball 62 that included six hits to the fence.

Smriti Mandhana (21) and Veda Krishnamurthy (21) also chipped in with useful runs, although they failed to accelerate the run-rate.

Only two Sri Lankan batswomen could reach the double digit mark, with Dilani Manodara top-scoring with 20.

Brief scores:

India Women: 121 for 4 in 20 overs (Mithali Raj 62, Smriti Mandhana 21, Veda Krishnamurthy 21). 

Sri Lanka Women: 69 for 9 in 20 overs (Dilani Manodara 20; Ekta Bisht 3/8, Preeti Bose 3/14).

Player of the Match: Mithali Raj (India)

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