West Indies Women wins low scoring ODI against Sri Lanka

 . Last updated on October 12, 2017, 2:19 PM
West Indies Women wins low scoring ODI against Sri Lanka
Hayley Mathews was awarded Player of the Match for her intrinsic bowling figures.


In the match between Women teams of West Indies and Sri Lanka, the first ODI of the series, the former nicked a six-wickets victory. The series is being played in the Caribbean nation. Sri Lanka women posed the score of 136 batting first in the match. West Indies chased the scored with an easy play brining on the victory in only 39 overs. It was the spin attack of West Indies players that toppled Sri Lanka's lineup. The players could not offer any momentum to the inning, although the opening partnership lasted for 11 overs. However, once the break though started, it did not take long to wobble the bring down the team completely.

Hayley Matthews, Afy Fletcher and Stafanie Taylor strangulated the batting lineup. The three of them knocked three wickets each dominating the team. Sri Lanka's highest score was 34 beaten by Yasoda Mendis. The only partnership that brought some runs was that between Mendis and Chamari Atapattu. The players forged a partnership of 42 runs in the second wicket. Jayangani scored 28 and Surangika added 28 runs to build up the low score for target for West Indies. The rest of the players could not reach a double-digit score. The wobble started after West Indies contained the second wicket partnership. Sri Lanka lost eight wickets in 73 runs.

In the chase, West Indies had a slow start. The team lost two early wickets starting with the first over wobble of opener Kycia A Knight. Sarah Taylor was removed in the fifth over. Also, Matthews was retired hurt. The low target made the chase easier for West Indies. The rest of the players added moderate scores playing slow innings. The winning partnership was between Merissa Aguilleira and Kyshona Knight. The players partnered for 10 overs to hauling the team to the victory mark.

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