ENGLAND WOMEN TOUR OF SRI LANKA, 2019
A disciplined bowling efficiency, complemented by a scientific run chase enabled England Ladies seal a cushty win. © Getty
A disciplined bowling efficiency, complemented by a scientific run chase enabled England Ladies seal a cushty series-winning eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka Ladies within the second T20I on the Colts Cricket Floor in Colombo on Tuesday (March 26).
Having opted to bat, Sri Lanka’s innings began moderately effectively with a 45-run opening stand between skipper Chamari Athapaththu and Imalka Mendis at greater than a run a ball. Regardless of the previous’s dismissal, the momentum was carried ahead by Shashikala Siriwardene who was promoted to quantity three however the hosts misplaced a few wickets within the area of 4 balls, after which the innings went downhill.
Solely 43 runs got here off the final 53 balls of the Sri Lankan innings as they crawled their technique to a below-par whole of 108. The one probability from there was to take early wickets however England’s openers Danielle Wyatt and Amy Jones thwarted that with a blistering 79-run stand off simply 45 deliveries to all however settle the competition. Although neither of them batted by, that they had carried out sufficient as Tammy Beaumont and Natalie Sciver accomplished the formalities.
Sri Lanka’s bowlers have been erratic, and did not have sufficient runs to play with for starters. It was the second successive one-sided contest within the T20I collection after the opening recreation through which the Lankans could not cross the 100-run mark. The guests rotated their squad to check the perimeter gamers and nonetheless managed to return out on high comfortably.
The ultimate match of the tour will performed on the SSC, Colombo on Thursday (March 28).
Scores: England Ladies: 109/2 in 13.5 overs (Wyatt 37, Jones 36) beat Sri Lanka Ladies 108/6 in 20 overs (Athapaththu 24, Brunt 2/31, Brown 1/6) by eight wickets.