ENGLAND WOMEN TOUR OF SRI LANKA, 2019
Amy Ellen Jones made 76 within the chase. © AFP
Led by half-centuries from Amy Ellen Jones and Tammy Beaumont, England chased down a goal of 175 comfortably, with eight wickets in hand to finish a Three-Zero whitewash over Sri Lanka. With this win, England additionally moved two factors away from third-placed India on the ICC ODI championship desk.
Electing to bat, Sri Lankan batters but once more struggled to dominate Laden’s bowling, and the highest 4 had been despatched again to the pavilion throughout the first 20 overs, with solely 52 on the board.
Harshitha Madavi, was the one batter to make a notable contribution, stroking a 72-ball 42. She was instrumental in reviving Sri Lanka’s innings with a 53-run partnership within the firm of Hansima Karunaratne, however the hosts struggled to make a lot good of that.
Nilakshi de Silva (26-ball 18) and Oshadi Ranasinghe (25-ball 29) performed their half within the decrease center order earlier than getting run out. Sri Lanka managed to play out their quota of the overs, however a brace every by Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross and Alex Hartley had restricted them to 174.
England had little hassle chasing the overall down, particularly with the in-form openers laying one other sturdy basis. Jones and Beaumont had been concerned of their third fifty-plus partnership in as many video games this collection, and their second consecutive century-stand to close all probabilities for Sri Lanka.
Each had been dismissed, bowled by Shashikala Siriwardene, after stroking quickfire half-centuries: third of the collection for Jones (58-ball 76) and first for Beaumont (66-ball 63), however by then, that they had erased 127 from the goal. Lauren Winfield paced up England’s run price in direction of the goal, hitting a few boundaries and a six in her 28-ball 29 to assist the guests register the win in solely 26.1 overs.
Transient Scores: Sri Lanka 174 in 50 overs (Harshitha Madavi 42, Hansima Karunaratne 28; Kate Cross 2-25, Anya Shrubsole 2-30) misplaced to England 177/2 in 26.1 overs (Amy Ellen Jones 76, Tammy Beaumont 63; Shashikala Siriwardene 2-56) by eight wickets