The Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket Team produced an improved performance with its young brigade coming to the fore though going down by 110 runs to their Australian counterparts in the second ODI at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane yesterday. It gave Australia Women a 2-nil lead in the 3-match series.
Young Harshitha Madavi, a recent product discovered from Anula Vidyalaya, displayed admirable pluck striking a top score of 39 off 61 balls inclusive of 4 boundaries and shared in a 70-run alliance for the second wicket with Anushka Sanjeewani who made 36 off 69 balls with a boundary.
Sri Lanka was all out for 172 in their 50 overs in reply to Australia’s imposing 282 for 8 spearheaded by Rachael Haynes 118.
Australia Women 282/8 (50 Overs) Run Rate: 5.64
(R.L. Haynes 118 132 8, A.J. Healy 69, M.M. Lenning 45, B.L. Mooney 18, W.G.A.K.K. Kulasuriya 3/50, B.M.S.M. Kumari 2/66)
Sri Lanka Women 172/9 (50 Overs) Run Rate: 3.44
(H. Madavi 39, Sanjeewani 36, N.N.de Silva 25, H.A.S.D. Siriwardene 22, C. Atapattu 14, J.L. Jonassen 4/31)
By Srian Obeyesekere
–The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Sri Lanka Cricket-