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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How Twitterati reacted:
Hamari ladkiyon mein bahut Dum hai.
Shafali Verma was brilliant again and Radha Yadav bowled a match winning spell. Congratulations @BCCIWomen . Best wishes for the semi-finals #IndvSL pic.twitter.com/HdPRxa26pc
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 29, 2020
4️⃣ wins out of 4️⃣ matches! 💪#TeamIndia head into the semis by topping Group A. Radha Yadav’s 4/23 followed by Shafali Verma’s 47 off 34 guide 🇮🇳 to the win!#INDvSL #T20WorldCup #OrangeArmy (📸: @T20WorldCup) pic.twitter.com/QyHNqjxQjJ
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 29, 2020
🇮🇳🗣️Here’s what the player of the match Radha Yadav had to say to us after the match. Thank you for the love, Radha 💯#radhayadav #bharatarmy #t20worldcup #teamindia#womenscricket #indiancricketteam #australia #lovecricket #INDvSL #INDvsSL #INDWvSLW #INDWvsSLW pic.twitter.com/qb3TR1f5aM
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) February 29, 2020
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) February 29, 2020
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