Posiview-InPost

This rain-affected match was reduced to 47 overs per side. The day-night match was the second game of the ICC Women’s Championship, West Indies Women won the toss and elected to field first. Nipuni Hansika and Yashoda Mendis opened for the Sri Lankans and their steady partnership added 53. On the final ball of the 11th over Yashoda Mendis, 34(32) got out to the bowling of Afy Flecther.

 

Nipuni Hansika 18(48), Chamari Atapattu 31(34) and Dilani Manodara 26(51) fought hard to shape the innings until the 36th over. Regular wickets were to lead to Sri Lanka not posting a decent total. From the lower order, only Sripali Weerakkody 19(55) and Rebeca Vandort 17(21) reached double figures. The pressure of setting a total meant that Sri Lanka couldn’t bat out 47 overs and fell short by 3 balls with a score of only 162 all out.

 

West Indian spin trio Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed and Stafanie Taylor grabbed 7 wickets in 29 overs for just 71 runs.

 

It wasn’t to be enough to trouble the West Indies batters who chased down the total with ease and took them only 39.4 overs and only lost only 3 wickets in the process. Their openers Kycia Night 24(44) and Hayley Matthews 25(48) added 49 runs for the first wicket.

 

Matthews had retired hurt in the first ODI but was fit enough to play in this match. Stafanie Taylor 60(83) and Deandra Dottin 37(38) played superb unbeaten knocks and were too good for Sri Lanka and won by 7 wickets with 44 balls spare.

 

Sri Lankan bowlers seemed helpless against the batting attack of West Indies and took only three wickets shared one each by Chamari Atapattu, Shashikala Siriwardene, and skipper Inoka Ranaweera.

 

Match facts:

– West Indies women lead the 3-match series 2-0.

Stafanie Taylor scored her 28th half century, she was selected Player of the match for her unbeaten 60 and 2 wickets.