Deandra Dottin ton leaves Sri Lanka winless

Sri Lanka Women

West Indian all-rounder Deandra Dottin smashed her 2nd ton in T20I cricket as the hosts posted 159/6 against the Sri Lanka Women in the 3rd and final T20I played at the Stanford Cricket Ground in Coolidge, Antigua. The Windies registered a 31-run win to take the series 3-0.

Chasing 160 to register their 1st win of the entire tour, Sri Lanka put in an improved performance with the bat as Shashikala Siriwardene signaled a return to form with a well-constructed half century. Rebeca Vandort, who had shown glimpses of good form throughout the tour, rewarded the selectors’ faith with a 39-ball half century. Together Siriwardene and Vandort put on an 84-run partnership, Sri Lanka’s highest in the series, to give the scorecard some respectability. A familiar top order collapse had left the visitors precariously placed on 42/3 when the pair came together. Despite the fightback, Sri Lanka once again fell well short of the target and will return home having failed to win a single game on their tour of the Caribbean.

Sri Lanka were reasonably good with the ball with Dottin perhaps being the difference between the two team as, except for herself and Hayley Mathews, none of the other batters managed to get to double figures.

However, the damage was done by Mathews and Dottin who put on 121 in 15 overs to put the game beyond Sri Lanka. Dottin smashed 5 sixes and 9 fours on her way to 112 while Mathews made a more sedate 34 off 40 deliveries.

Sripali Weerakkody struck early for Sri Lanka but the visitors could make no further inroads and were made to pay by the Windies. AMa KAnd=chana picked up 2 wickets while 3 others fell to run-outs.