Colombo: Riding on Devika Vaidya’s (89) half-century India opened their campaign at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier, which commenced here yesterday, in style by thrashing Sri Lanka by 114 runs. India piled up runs after electing to bat on a good batting pitch and put up a total of 259 for four. In reply, Sri Lanka could managed just 145 for eight in 50 overs at the P Sara Stadium.
The Indian eves put behind their six-wicket loss to South Africa and scored a comprehensive victory. Deepti Sharma (54) and skipper Mithali Raj (70) chipped in with vital contributions.