One other sturdy efficiency by England’s bowlers carried their aspect to a powerful victory within the first ladies’s T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Simply as that they had in Katunayake to set themselves up for a Three-Zero sweep of the ODI collection on Thursday, England’s bowling assault, this time led by Linsey Smith’s Three for 18, restricted Sri Lanka to a complete of 94. Tammy Beaumont’s unbeaten half-century meant the guests made gentle work of the chase, reaching 95 for two to win by eight wickets with 34 balls to spare.
There have been landmarks aplenty as debutant Freya Davies and Anya Shrubsole claimed two wickets apiece with solely three of Sri Lanka’s batsmen reaching double figures and none of them passing 20. Shrubsole’s 2 for 20 allowed her to overhaul good pal Danielle Hazell as England’s main T20 wicket-taker with 86 wickets at a median of 13.96.
It was Beaumont’s second fifty in as matches for England after her 63 within the final ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka. Her newest rating took her previous 1000 T20I runs, making her the fifth English girl to attain the milestone.
“It is not one thing you actually take into consideration,” Beaumont stated of passing the 1000-run mark. “My dad informed me the opposite night time what number of I wanted to get and I forgot after I was on the market. For me it is all about making an attempt to carry out for the staff and it is good to get an accolade like that however extra vital to go one-nil up early on and put in a very good staff efficiency.”
The win was England’s eighth in a row since dropping their first to ODIs on the tour of India final month and a streak Beaumont was eager to see proceed.
“Successful is a behavior and that is what have been making an attempt to do right here,” she stated. “Two extra video games to go right here after which a really busy summer season of cricket and we’ll attempt to take that into the Ashes after which the West Indies.”
Quick bowler Davies described standing on the high of her mark earlier than bowling in her first match in an England shirt along with her mother and father wanting on as “a combination of concern and pleasure”.
“It was actually thrilling to get on the market with the ladies at the moment and get that win,” Davies stated. “It is a day you stay up for for thus lengthy, so actuality was unusual however actually thrilling.
“It is good to have mum and pa right here. They’d have been devastated in the event that they’d missed it and it is all the time good to get a few wickets and get among the nerves beneath management just a little bit, however simply pleased that we got here out and acquired a win to go one-nil up within the collection.”
England lead the three-match collection 1-Zero, with the remaining two matches to be performed in Colombo on Tuesday and Thursday.