Sri Lanka concede series after 6-wicket defeat in Suriyawewa

England Women Tour of Sri Lanka 2019 – 2nd ODI

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The 2nd Women’s Championship ODI between Sri Lanka and England concluded at the Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium, Suriyawewa earlier today. England won the game by 6 wickets, thereby taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series.

It was an all-round performance from the visitors once again, as the bowlers set the game up, restricting Sri Lanka to 187/9 in their 50 overs before the batters cruised to the target in 33.3 overs.

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Sri Lanka got off to a decent start after skipper Chamari Atapattu won the toss and elected to bat first. England had posted 319 in the previous game at the same venue and Sri Lanka would have hoped that they could get close to that kind of total when they took first lease of the track.

Despite not picking up a wicket within the 1st powerplay, the English bowlers kept things tight and did not allow the hosts to get away with things. The pressure created by the opening quicks Anya Schrubsole and Kate Cross was capitalized on by Laura Marsh, who came on as first change, as the off-spinner accounted for both Lankan openers Prasadini Weerakkody and Atapattu within a couple of overs of coming into the attack.

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Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals, before youngsters Harshitha Samarawickrama (42) and Hansima Karunaratne (28) came together to put on a 72-run partnership for the 5th wicket. The duo had also stood out during the practice game, where the former scored a half century. Sri Lanka were not really allowed to get going at any stage of the game and a couple of wickets in the last over by Alex Hartly saw them finish on 187.

Tammy Beaumont and Amy Jones got the visitors off to the perfect start, cantering to 69 within the 1st 10 overs. Sri Lanka never really looked threatening and although they picked up 4 wickets, England got home comfortably, with 99 deliveries remaining.

With the win, England are now 2-0 ahead in the series, with one game to come – on the 21st of March at the Marians Cricket Club Grounds in Katunayake.









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Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka Women

187/9

(50 overs)

Result

England Women

188/4

(33.3 overs)

ENGW won by 6 wickets

Sri Lanka Women’s Innings

BattingRB
Prasadini Weerakkody c Jones b Marsh1741
Chamari Athapatthu c Winfield b Marsh2245
Anushka Sanjeewani b Hartley1433
Shashikala Siriwardena c Scriver b Shrubsole1334
Harshitha Madavi c Knight b Shrubsole4246
Hansima Karunarathne (runout) Jones2860
Nilakshi de Silva c Wilson b Hartley1921
Oshadi Ranasinghe lbw by Cross1016
Achini Kulasuriya c Cross b Hartley54
Inoshi Priyadarshani not out00
Extras
17 (b 2, lb 8, w 7)
Total
187/9 (50 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-41 (PM Weerakkody, 12.6 ov), 2-47 (AC Jayangani, 14.3 ov), 3-71 (MAA Sanjeewani, 23.6 ov), 4-73 (HASD Siriwardene, 26.3 ov), 5-145 (H Karunaratne, 42.4 ov), 6-149 (H Madavi, 43.6 ov), 7-172 (OU Ranasinghe, 48.3 ov), 8-187 (WGAKK Kulasuriya, 49.5 ov), 9-187 (NND de Silva, 49.6 ov)
BowlingOMRWE
A Shrubsole104212 2.10
KL Cross92401 4.44
LA Marsh100422 4.20
NR Sciver70190 2.71
A Hartley100363 3.60
HC Knight40190 4.75

England Women’s Innings

BattingRB
AE Jones c Fernando b Ranasinghe5439
TT Beaumont b Fernando4360
L Winfield c Ranaweera b Fernando4441
HC Knight not out2031
NR Sciver lbw by Fernando614
DN Wyatt not out1316
Extras
8 (w 8)
Total
188/4 (33.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-69 (AE Jones, 9.6 ov), 2-139 (TT Beaumont, 22.1 ov), 3-152 (L Winfield, 24.4 ov), 4-160 (NR Sciver, 28.1 ov)
BowlingOMRWE
Achini Kulasuriya40170 4.25
Inoshi Priyadarshani90453 5.00
Oshadi Ranasinghe6.30411 6.51
Inoka Ranaweera80500 6.25
Hansima Karunarathne2050 2.50
Shashikala Siriwardene30250 8.33
Nilakshi de Silva1050 5.00