Michael Roberts ….. and I was present!
Excellent catching and smart work supported a good bowling performance with Sashikala Siriwardene snaring 4 wkts and Chamari Atapattu getting three wkts, and two run-outs being effected, saw England restricted to 122 runs for 9 wkts in their twenty overs.
The lefties Chamari Atapattu (78 n.o. in 59 balls) and Hasini Perera (29 n. o.) then hammered 123 runs in 12.3 overs to overhaul one of the top-rated Elevens in the T20 competition in the warm/up match at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide. Chamari’s tally included five sixes.
Current Run Rate
Last 5 Ov (Run Rate)
England Women Innings (20 overs maximum)BATSMENRB4s6sSRc Jayangani b Siriwardene232020115.00c †Sanjeewani b Siriwardene5510100.00run out (Kanchana)181130163.63b Jayangani23311074.19run out (Dilhari)1100100.00c de Silva b Siriwardene02000.00c Karunaratne b Siriwardene19250076.00b Jayangani9510180.00not out161320123.07c Dilhari b Jayangani671085.71Extras2 (w 2)TOTAL122/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.1)Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Danni Wyatt, 1.1 ov), 2-42 (Fran Wilson, 4.6 ov), 3-52 (Amy Jones, 7.3 ov), 4-55 (Lauren Winfield, 7.6 ov), 5-61 (Katherine Brunt, 9.4 ov), 6-78 (Tammy Beaumont, 13.3 ov), 7-94 (Anya Shrubsole, 15.3 ov), 8-108 (Heather Knight, 17.5 ov), 9-122 (Sarah Glenn, 19.6 ov)
Sri Lanka Women Innings (target: 123 runs from 20 overs)BATSMENRB4s6sSRnot out292540116.00not out785085156.00Extras16 (b 1, lb 2, w 13)TOTAL123/0 (12.3 Overs, RR: 9.84)