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Asian Video games – Inoshi Priyadharshani stars as Sri Lanka cruise into semis; Bangladesh advance after washout

Sri Lanka 84 for two (Sanjeewani 32, Putthawong 2-21) beat Thailand 78 for 7 (Sutthiruang 31, Priyadharshani 4-10) by eight wickets

Inoshi Priyadharshani‘s career-best returns of 4 for 10 backed up by a fast 32 from Anushka Sanjeewani helped Sri Lanka brush apart Thailand by eight wickets and advance to the semi-finals of the Asian Video games in Hangzhou.

Chasing 79 within the rain-reduced 15-overs-a-side quarter-final, Sri Lanka coasted to a win in 10.5 overs.

Rain and a moist outfield had delayed the beginning of the sport by near an hour-and-a-half. As soon as the climate cleared, Sri Lanka opted to discipline beneath gray skies.

Udeshika Prabodhani discovered some motion within the air, but it surely was Priyadharshani who inflicted the early harm, accounting for 4 of the primary 5 wickets to fall. She struck twice in her first over – the second of the innings – dismissing Suwanan Khiaoto and Natthakan Chantham. In her subsequent over, she eliminated Nannapat Koncharoenkai earlier than accounting for Naruemol Chaiwai with a sensible caught and bowled.

At 37 for six, Thailand had been sinking quickly however a 29-run stand between Chanida Sutthiruang and Phannita Maya arrested the slide a contact. Sutthiruang top-scored with an unbeaten 31 and was the one batter to get into double-digits as Thailand managed to succeed in 78 for 7 in 15 overs.

Chamari Athapaththu and Sanjeewani then made gentle work of the chase. They introduced up their 50 partnership within the sixth over earlier than Thipatcha Putthawong accounted for Athapaththu, who prime edged a slog sweep to mid-on.

Putthawong additionally eliminated Sanjeewani however the harm had been finished by then. Thailand weren’t helped by their floor fielding; they dedicated a variety of misfields and dropped possibilities. Harshitha Samarawickrama closed the sport within the eleventh over with a pull over deep sq. leg.

Sri Lanka will face Pakistan within the second semi-final on Sunday.

Bangladesh advance to semi-final after washout

Rain had the ultimate say within the fourth quarter-final of the Asian Video games, with the Bangladesh-Hong Kong recreation getting washed out with out a ball being bowled. Because of this, Bangladesh have certified for the semi-final as they’ve a better seeding and can now face India within the first semi-final on Sunday.

Three out of the 4 quarter-final video games have been deserted, whereas the opposite recreation was diminished to a 15-overs-a-side affair due to persistent rain.

The India-Bangladesh semi-final serves as a tantalising prospect given the latest historical past between the 2 sides. India had toured Bangladesh for a three-match T20I and ODI sequence in July this 12 months. Whereas India gained the T20Is 2-1, the ODI sequence resulted in a 1-1 draw and was adopted by big controversies surrounding the umpiring. The incidents additionally noticed India captain Harmanpreet Kaur being fined and handed 4 demerit factors for her outbursts, which meant she needed to miss the primary two matches on the Asian Video games.



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