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Ind Women vs SL Women: Team India Seal Series With A 7-Wicket Win In 4th T20

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| September 24 , 2018 , 19:46 IST

Indian women's cricket team performed exceptionally well to grab a series-sealing win over the hosts Sri Lanka in a rain-affected 4th T20 International match played in Colombo on Monday.

Indian batters Anuja Patil and Jemimah Rodrigues shone with the bat after smashing an unbeaten half centuries. After the 2nd T20 being washed out due to rain, India have now taken a 3-0 lead in the five-match series. The final match will be played on Tuesday.

The Indian women had also won the preceding ODI series against Sri Lanka.

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Patil who bowled an impressive spell of (3/36) helped India reduce Sri Lanka merely to 134 for five in a shortened 17-over a side contest. Shashikala Siriwardene top-scored for Sri Lanka with 40 off 32 balls.

India went on to chase the target with more than an over to spare and seven wickets in hand, thanks to Patil (54 not out off 42) and teenager Rodrigues (52 not out off 37). It was a second successive half-century for the 18-year-old, who had also hammered 57 off 40 balls in the third T20.

Team India at one stage were struggling at 56 for 3 after seven overs and required another 79 runs off the last 10 overs. Patil and Rodrigues completed the task with ease, as the duo added a terrific 96-run stand off 70 balls.

After losing three wickets for 41 runs in the first four overs before Patil and Rodrigues came up with a match-winning effort.

Brief scores at the end of the day - Sri Lanka 134/5 in 17 overs (Shashikala Siriwardene 40, Anuja Patil 3/36). India 137/3 in 15.2 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 52 no off 37 balls, Anuja Patil 54 no off 42 balls). India leads five-match series 3-0.