T20 cricket: Jemimah Rodrigues scripts name into record books

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Katunayake, September 19: Jemimah Rodrigues smashed a record three sixes in an over and Poonam Yadav came up with impressive performances to star in India’s 13-run win over Sri Lanka in the first T20 International of the five-match series here Wednesday.

The Mangaluru-teenager Rodrigues smashed 36 off 15 balls in a blitzkrieg innings that saw her becoming the first Indian woman to hit three sixes in an over.

The 18-year-old alongside wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia (46 off 35) and Anuja Patil (36 off 29) guided India to 168 for eight in 20 overs.

In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 155 in 19.3 overs to take 1-0 lead in the series.

The second T20 will be played in Colombo on Friday.

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