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Electing to bat, India posted 167 for 8, riding on Smriti Mandhana's 55-ball 83 and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's strokeful 43.
Five months ago, India didn’t look like a team that could hope to win a title in the shortest format.
After managing 145 for 6 on a slow track, Indian spinners maintained tight leash on Irish women restricting them to 93 for 8 in 20 overs.
Mandhana (72 off 40 balls) and Kaur (45 off 39 balls) made a mockery of the stiff target as they dominated the Aussie bowlers.
India posted scores of 150-plus when batting first, and chased down targets of 132 and 135 with five wickets and seven wickets in hand.
Medium pacer Mansi Joshi and veteran Jhulan Goswami wreaked havoc at the top, bundling out Sri Lanka for a meagre 98.
Being someone who has also spent a short period of time in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia back in 2016, there is one aspect that she feels India need to improve when it comes to T20.
Mandhana is now the top run-getter in the Kia Women's T20 Super League.
Smriti Mandhana scored an unbeaten 43 off 27 balls, propelling Western Storm to a nine-wicket win over Southern Vipers.
Mandhana equalled New Zealand's Sophie Devine's record of notching up a half-century in 18 balls, set against India during a T20 International back in 2015.
Harmanpreet made history in 2016 when she became the first Indian cricketer male or female to sign a Big Bash League contract with Sydney Thunder.
The 21-year-old has scored over 826 runs with the highest score of 76 in the 40 T20 Internationals she has played so far.
Smriti Mandhana's Trailblazers vs Harmanpreet Kaur's Supernovas: Top women cricketers excited for historic IPL exhibition match
Mandhana believes that a women's IPL can take place with four teams but admits that there aren't enough players for an eight-team tournament.
The Board of Cricket Council announced the squads for the women’s T20 exhibition match to be played on May 22, ahead of the first IPL Qualifier in Mumbai.
The women's game has seen a wave of popularity in the country following the national team's run to the final of World Cup last year.