ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifier: Atapattu excels in SL win

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021
Sports ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifier: Atapattu excels in SL win

Skipper Chamari Atapattu led from the front smashing a cameo 70-ball 111 in leading Sri Lanka to an emphatic 34-run triumph over Netherlands on the D/L method in an ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Group A match played in Harare on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka Women rattled up an imposing 278 for 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs and restricted the Netherlands Women to 196 for 6 in 43.4 overs in the rain affected match that went to the D/L equation. Babette de Leede top scored for the Netherlands Women with 78 off 99 balls striking 8 boundaries, while Sterre Kalis made 68 off 96 inclusive of 6 boundaries.

Oshadi Ranasinghe was the pick of the bowlers for the Lankan Women with 2 for 36.

CHIEF SCORES:

Sri Lanka: 278/9 (50) (Chamari Atapattu 111, Anushka Sanjeewani 32, Hasini Perera 27, Nilakshi de Silva 26, Oshadi Ranasinghe 23, Caroline de Lange 4/64)

Netherlands: 196/6 (43.4) (Babette de Leede 78, Sterre Kalis 68, Oshadi Ranasinghe 2/36)


CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021

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