WATCH: Shafali Verma hits boundary from behind the stumps vs Sri Lanka in Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 29/02/2020

Shafali Verma hits boundary from behind the stumps: The Indian opening batswoman played yet another praiseworthy innings.

During the 14th match of the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup between India and Sri Lanka in Melbourne, India opening batswoman Shafali Verma continued to intrigue the fans by playing a highly innovating shot.

It all happened on the first delivery of the 10th over when Verma played a delivery from Sri Lanka spinner Shashikala Siriwardene from behind the wickets for a boundary.

In what was an extremely slow delivery even for a spinner, Verma judged the pace to perfection and moved on the back foot to hit the ball through the leg-side.

Opening the batting with Smriti Mandhana (17), Verma played yet another match-winning innings which saw her top-scoring for India with 47 (34) with the help of seven fours and a six before getting out in the 11th over.

Chasing a 114-run target, India completed the chase in the 15th over to win their fourth consecutive match of the tournament. It is worth mentioning that table toppers India have already qualified for the semi-finals.

After Sri Lanka captain Chamari Atapattu won the toss and chose to bat, a below par show from the Sri Lankan batters saw them scoring 113/9 in 20 overs. Having scored 33 (24) with the help of five fours and a six, Atapattu once again top-scored for her team.

With bowling figures of 4-0-23-4, India spinner Radha Yadav was the pick of their bowlers.

Shafali Verma hits boundary from behind the stumps

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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