Australia pulled off a 108-run win over Sri Lanka in a Group A match of the Women’s Under-19 World Cup 2023 played at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni, South Africa today. Batting first the Australian lasses ran up 159 for 5 wickets and dismissed the Lankan lasses for just 51 runs with Lucy Hamilton taking 2 wickets for no runs off a solitary over while Maggie Clark took 2 for 8 operating with the new ball in making inroads into the Lankan batting. Australia’s innings did not produce any big scorers with Ella Hayward top scoring with 36. Rismi Sanjana took 2 for 30 for the Lankans. Only Sri Lanka’s opening batter Nethmi Senarathna 11,reached double figures with the last three wickets falling for ducks.,Ella Hayward was the Player of the Match.
Australia is placed second in Group A with 4 points from 3 matches having lost to Bangladesh who lead the group with 6 points from three straight wins. Sri Lanka is third with 2 points from 3 matches having beaten the US but lost the next two to Bangladesh and Australia in that order.
CHIEF SCORES: Australia U19 Women 159/5 (20.Overs).(Ella Hayward 36, Sianna Ginger 30, Amy Smith n o. 22, Lucy Hamilton 22, Rismi Sanjana 2/30, Dewmi Vihanga 1/21, Rashmi Nethranjali 1/36)
Sri Lanka U19 Women 51 (13 Overs).(Nethmi Senarathna 11, Lucy Hamilton 2/0, Maggie Clark 2/8, Ella Hayward 1/7, Sianna Ginger 1/2)