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Kerr, Devine partnership helps White Ferns crush Sri Lanka and tie series

New Zealand Women Tour of Sri Lanka 2023

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Amelia Kerr and Sophie Devine both scored tons as New Zealand Women beat Sri Lanka Women by a whopping 116 runs in the 2nd ODI of their 3-match series, to level things at 1-1. 

New Zealand skipper Devine won the toss and opted to have a bat once again, looking to make the most of the batting friendly conditions at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. Suzie Bates was dismissed early before Bernadine Beizudenhout and Amelia Kerr put together 50 for the 2nd wicket. The best was yet to come for the visitors after the dismissal of Beizudenhout, as Kerr and Devine combined for 229 off 199, a record partnership for the Ferns against Sri Lanka. 

The pair played the game perfectly, looking to make the most of the plentiful loose deliveries on offer while also continuing to rotate strike. Kerr went to her century first, her 3rd in ODIs, before Devine struck a boundary to reach her 7th and first against Sri Lanka. Devine cut loose before she was dismissed for 137 but the Ferns fell away from then on, finishing with 329, whereas they looked like they were heading towards 350 when Kerr and Devine were in. 

The visitors were also hit with a five-run penalty for running on the pitch and were penalized once again when they were bowling, where umpires once again awarded Sri Lanka 5 penalty runs for Lea Tahuhu repeatedly treading on the danger area, a decision which was rescinded post-game 

Sri Lanka surprisingly came into the chase with Harshitha Samarawickrama and Vishmi Gunaratne, with skipper Chamari Athapaththu batting at 3. Lea Tahuhu didn’t open the bowling but struck as soon as she was brought into the attack, dismissing both Gunaratne and Athapaththu off consecutive deliveries.  

Harshitha Samarawickrama and Nilakshi de Silva fell with the score on 34, more or less ending Sri Lanka’s chances of getting close to New Zealand’s total. Kaveesh Dilhari stuck around to score her 1st half century in ODIs but Sri Lanka ultimately ended 116 short. However, they will take heart with this being the 1st time they crossed 200 against the Ferns in ODIs. 

Result


Sri Lanka Women
218/10 (48.4)

New Zealand Women
329/7 (50)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Suzie Bates c Harshitha Madavi b Udeshika Prabodhani 1 10 0 0 10.00
Bernadine Bezuidenhout c Nilakshi de Silva b Oshadi Ranasinghe 25 27 3 0 92.59
Amelia Kerr c Kavisha Dilhari b Oshadi Ranasinghe 108 106 7 1 101.89
Sophie Devine c Nilakshi de Silva b Udeshika Prabodhani 137 121 17 2 113.22
Maddy Green c Kavisha Dilhari b Oshadi Ranasinghe 5 10 0 0 50.00
Georgia Plimmer not out 10 11 0 0 90.91
Brooke Halliday b Sugandika Kumari 2 6 0 0 33.33
Hannah Rowe c Anushka Sanjeewani b Inoka Ranaweera 12 8 2 0 150.00
Lea Tahuhu not out 6 2 1 0 300.00


Extras 23 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 18, pen 0)
Total 329/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.58)
Fall of Wickets 1-7 (2.6) Suzie Bates, 2-57 (9.6) Bernadine Bezuidenhout, 3-286 (43.1) Amelia Kerr, 4-294 (44.2) Sophie Devine, 5-300 (45.6) Maddy Green, 6-304 (47.2) Brooke Halliday, 7-323 (49.4) Hannah Rowe,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Udeshika Prabodhani 9 0 38 2 4.22
Kawya Kavindi 2 0 17 0 8.50
Oshadi Ranasinghe 10 0 68 3 6.80
Sugandika Kumari 10 0 79 1 7.90
Inoka Ranaweera 8 0 56 1 7.00
Kavisha Dilhari 7 0 44 0 6.29
Chamari Athapaththu 4 0 23 0 5.75


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Vishmi Gunaratne c Maddy Green b Lea Tahuhu 12 16 2 0 75.00
Harshitha Samarawickrama c Maddy Green b Eden Carson 9 21 1 0 42.86
Chamari Athapaththu c Hannah Rowe b Lea Tahuhu 0 1 0 0 0.00
Nilakshi de Silva c Amelia Kerr b Lea Tahuhu 6 6 1 0 100.00
Anushka Sanjeewani c Bernadine Bezuidenhout b Hannah Rowe 17 14 2 0 121.43
Kavisha Dilhari c Bernadine Bezuidenhout b Eden Carson 84 98 9 0 85.71
Oshadi Ranasinghe c & b Amelia Kerr 8 14 0 0 57.14
Kawya Kavindi b Lea Tahuhu 15 31 1 0 48.39
Sugandika Kumari c Bernadine Bezuidenhout b Sophie Devine 10 25 0 0 40.00
Udeshika Prabodhani not out 9 43 1 0 20.93
Inoka Ranaweera c Eden Carson b Fran Jonas 5 24 0 0 20.83


Extras 43 (b 1 , lb 5 , nb 1, w 26, pen 10)
Total 218/10 (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.48)
Fall of Wickets 1-26 (5.1) Vishmi Gunaratne, 2-26 (5.2) Chamari Athapaththu, 3-34 (6.6) Harshitha Samarawickrama, 4-35 (7.2) Nilakshi de Silva, 5-76 (12.5) Anushka Sanjeewani, 6-108 (19.2) Oshadi Ranasinghe, 7-144 (27.2) Kawya Kavindi, 8-178 (34.2) Sugandika Kumari, 9-3 (42.1) Kavisha Dilhari, 10-218 (48.4) Inoka Ranaweera,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Hannah Rowe 7 0 32 1 4.57
Sophie Devine 4 0 15 1 3.75
Lea Tahuhu 8 0 31 4 3.88
Eden Carson 11 1 41 2 3.73
Amelia Kerr 10 1 34 1 3.40
Fran Jonas 5.4 0 29 1 5.37
Brooke Halliday 3 0 20 0 6.67