In the pre-tournament warm up match between England Women and Sri Lanka Women, England won by 8 wickets with 118 balls remaining. Sri Lanka women batted first winning the toss. The inning started with a moderate flow, but the wickets began slogging since the fourth over. Opener Nipuni Hansika was removed in the fourth over while the team did not even reach a double-digit score. Chamari Kumarihami was down in the seventh over. In the inning England bowler Anya Shrubsole took three wickets at an intensive economy of 2.70. Katherine Brunt took down two and the rest of the bowlers claimed one each. Sri Lanka scrambled in 47.2 overs hauling its score to 155. The best score was from Chamari Jayangani, who knocked 33 of 64 balls.
England Women finished off the chase in 30.2 overs. In the stretch, Sri Lanka women could only take down two wickets. England women dominated the match. In the first inning, England bowlers dominated Sri Lanka players, while in the next, their batsmen thumped the visitor’s bowlers. England started headstrong with the opening stand of 66 runs in 10.5 overs. Lauren Winfield was removed with a stumping at the over from Ranaweera. She scored 35 off 40 balls. The next opener, Tammy Beaumont was trapped in the over from Ranasinghe three overs after the first wicket. She scored 31 off 36 balls. The next stretch between Sarah Taylor and Heather Knight emerged as the winning bet of the team.
Knight and Taylor paired up for more than 15 overs with a steady inroad to victory. Taylor remained just a run less to another half century with her score of 49. On the other end, Knight scored 32 of 50 balls. In the inning only Knight plundered a single boundary, which the rest three players smashed five fours each. Sri Lanka bowlers could not restrict the flow of runs for a moment. The best economy was from Udeshika Prabodhani, who bowled four overs at an economy of 3.75.
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