SL women beat Netherlands by 34 runs

TPL | Published: 8:51 AM Nov 24 2021
Sports SL women beat Netherlands by 34 runs

Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 34 runs under the D/L method in Harare at the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.

Sri Lankan openers got the team off to a flier after being asked to bat first by the Netherlands.

Their 93-run partnership came in just 13.4 overs with Hasini Perera contributing only 26 from 43 balls.

At the other end, Chamari Athapaththu went absolutely berserk, with the fall of wickets of Perera and Prasadani Weerakkody making no difference to her approach.

She brought up her hundred in just 64 balls.

Caroline de Lange eventually brought an end to the whirlwind innings, claiming her third wicket of the day before picking another one her very next over.

Nilakshi de Silva and Anushka Sanjeewani steadied the ship after the two quick wickets.

Oshadi Ranasinghe stuck around the tail, taking Sri Lanka to 278/9 in 50 overs.

Netherlands lost Juliët Post early on with Udeshika Prabodhani hitting timber in the third over.

Babette de Leede and Sterre Kalis stuck in after the early wicket, mixing caution with aggression en route their respective fifties.

The duo posted 141 runs for the second wicket before Athapaththu, the star with the bat, broke through for Sri Lanka will the ball, dismissing de Leede for 77.

The wicket triggered a mini-collapse as the Netherlands lost their next four wickets for just 21 runs, including the set batter Kalis.

Rain interruptions in the game meant that the Netherlands fell short by 34 runs, as they were 196 for six in 43.4 overs.

TPL | Published: 8:51 AM Nov 24 2021

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