India began its T20I series in Sri Lanka with a comfortable 34-run win over the host in Dambulla on Thursday.
After electing to bat, Harmanpreet Kaur’s side managed to post 138 for six in 20 overs post a top-order collapse. Unbeaten cameos from Jemimah Rodrigues (36) and Deepti Sharma (17 off eight) helped India thwart the Lankans in the death overs.
In reply, Sri Lanka’s chase never got going as wickets at regular intervals pegged the side back as India eventually restricted it to 104 for five in the full 20 overs.
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