England ladies 204 for two (Jones 57, Wyatt 51) beat Sri Lanka 108 for six (Karunaratne 44) by 96 runs
England’s ladies accomplished their second Three-Zero clear sweep on their tour of Sri Lanka, wrapping up the T20I sequence with their most dominant show but in a 96-run win in Colombo.
Batting first after Sri Lanka gained the toss, England’s batsmen made hay all through their 20 overs, with Danni Wyatt and Amy Jones every making half-centuries on the high of the order earlier than Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver minimize unfastened within the closing overs.
Wyatt was the primary of solely two wickets to fall, prised out for 51 from 33 balls after a 96-run opening stand that spanned the primary ten overs, earlier than Jones departed 20 runs later for 57 from 38, as soon as once more to the toiling Oshadi Ranasinghe, who was certainly one of solely two bowlers to concede her runs at lower than 11 an over.
With the platform set, Sciver and Beaumont climbed onto the offensive, crashing an unbroken stand of 88 in simply seven overs. Sciver smashed 10 fours in her 49 not out from 24 balls, whereas Beaumont scampered between the wickets to maintain tempo with 42 from 25.
In reply, Hansima Karunaratne saved face for Sri Lanka with a hard-fought 44 from 53 balls, however her team-mates struggled to point out a lot resistance.
Linsey Smith struck together with her first ball to take away Umesha Thimashini, lbw for 1, earlier than Freya Davies had the captain Chamari Atapattu caught behind for 10 with the primary ball of her second over.
Kate Cross, taking part in her first match of the T20 leg, chipped in with two wickets, both aspect of two additional breakthroughs from Heather Knight and Laura Marsh.
From 82 for six, Karunaratne not less than ensured that Sri Lanka batted out their 20 overs, however the sport was lengthy since gone.