Colombo, March 26, Tuesday at 10:00 AM
After whitewashing the hosts by 3-0 in the ODI series, England Women registered an easy 8 wickets win in the first T20I to start the series with a win. The visitors now lead the three matches T20I series by 1-0 and would be pretty confident of gaining an unassailable lead when both the teams reload at Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo for the second T20I on Tuesday morning.
Having opted to bat first in the first T20I, Sri Lanka Women were bowled out for 94 runs in 19 overs. Barring, I Mendis (14), H Karunaratne (19) and O Ranasinghe (20*) nobody else managed to score in double digits. Linsey Smith was the pick of bowlers for visitors, finishing at 3-18. Freya Davies and Anya Shrubsole shared two wickets each.
In reply, England Women chased down the target in 14.2 overs with 8 wickets in hand, Tammy Beaumont's unbeaten fifty.
The third and final T20I will be played on March 28, Thursday at the same venue – Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo.
Total matches – 2
Matches won bowling first – 1
Average 1st Inns scores – 71
Average 2nd Inns scores – 95
Highest total recorded – 95/2 (14.2 Ov) by ENGW vs SLW
Lowest total recorded – 94/10 (19 Ov) by SLW vs ENGW
Highest score chased – 95/2 (14.2 Ov) by ENGW vs SLW
The probable EN-W vs SL-W playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Amy Jones
Batswomen: Danni Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Sophia Dunkley Brown, L Winfield
All-rounder: Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight
Bowlers: Laura Marsh, A Shrubsole, Linsey Smith, Freya Davies
Sri Lanka Women-
Wicketkeeper: A Sanjeewani
Batters: Imalka Mendis, Hansima Karunaratne, Umesha Thimashini, Harshitha Madavi
All-rounder: S Siriwardene, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Nilakshi De Silva
Bowlers: O Ranasinghe, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoshi Priyadharshani
Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Freya Davies, Linsey Smith, Kate Cross, Amy Ellen Jones(w), Katherine Brunt, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt, Anya Shrubsole, Laura Marsh, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Georgia Elwiss, Sophie Ecclestone
Sri Lanka Women-
Hansima Karunaratne, Nilakshi De Silva, Inoka Ranaweera, Inoshi Fernando, Chamari Atapattu (C), Madushika Meththananda, Umesha Thimashini, Hasini Perera, Sugandika Kumari, Harshitha Samarawickrema, Sashikala Siriwardena, Imalka Mendis, Achini Kulasooriya, Anushka Sanjeewani, Oshadi Ranasinghe
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In wicketkeeper, A Sanjeewani and Amy Jones come at top order to bat. However, with the current form, Amy Jones will be the better choice. She was the leading run-getter in ODI series.
In batting, Tammy Beaumont, D Wyatt and Imalka Mendis will be perfect picks. Tammy Beaumont slammed unbeaten fifty in the last game and was also among top run-getters in ODI series. Sri Lankan batters have looked completely off colour with the bat so far on tour.
In all-rounders, N Sciver, Heather Knight, C Attapattu and S Siriwardene are must-have picks.
In bowling, L Smith, A Shrubsole, I Priyadarshini and H Karunaratne will be the right choices.
Fantasy tip: Pick more players from England squad as they have completely outplayed the hosts in all three departments.
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