Indian eves to take on Sri Lanka

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"Though there were decent partnerships but there were two back-to-back wickets so we were on the back foot", Mithali told reporters after the match.

Sri Lanka began cautiously, but lost wickets at crucial junctures throughout the match.

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While the Indian Indian bowling has been exceptional as well with Ekta Bisht and Deepti Sharma, at number one and two respectively with six wickets each.

Batting first, India suffered a batting collapse before reaching 169 for nine and Mithali praised Sushma Verma and Jhulan Goswami for their lower-order contributions.

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Download the News Nation Mobile App and stay connected with top stories from India and around the world. She is ahead of high profile names like Sarah Taylor of England and Australia' Alyssa Healy (niece of legendary Australian wicket-keeper Ian Healy and wife of Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc). They were humiliated by New Zealand in the first match followed by another poor performance against the strong Australian team.

Winless Sri Lanka have been struggling at the World Cup so far, though their margins of defeats have consistently reduced. After losing opener Hasini Perera (10), Nipuni Hansika (29) and Chamari Atapattu (25) tried to stabilise Sri Lankan innings and added 40 runs before Poonam Yadav removed the latter.

Mansi Joshi, who made her dream World Cup debut in the last match will most likely to remain the part of playing XI.

Currently, she is also the second most run getter at the World Cup. "I'm really happy that Ekta rose to the occasion and delivered what the team required of her".

It needs to be seen if India coach Tushar Arothe goes in for a rotation policy with the inclusion of Veda Krishnamurthy, Nauzat Parveen and Gaekwad or sticks to the winning combination. India will like to book the semi-final berth with another convincing win whereas, Sri Lanka will be eager to register their first victory of the tournament.