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Victory for West Indies Women on Sri Lanka tour


SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

Victory for West Indies Women on Sri Lanka tour

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WEST INDIES WOMEN have jumped to third place in the ICC Women’s Championships after a 2-1 One-Day International cricket series victory against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Behind career figures of three for seven from Hayley Matthews, West Indies restricted Sri Lanka to 125 all out in 45.2 overs to win by 31 runs.

Anisa Mohammed and Tramaine Smartt took two wickets each. icc-women

Earlier, West Indies reached 156 in 47.3 overs, with Britney Cooper scoring 46 and Matthews 24. Inoka Ranaweera and Sripali Weerakkody took three wickets each.

West Indies won the tour 3-1, but the first match did not count towards the Championships.

They now have ten points from nine matches and are scheduled to play Pakistan at home later in the year. Australia are at the top of the tables with 12 points from six matches.

Summarised scores:

West Indies Women 156 in 47.3 overs (Britney Cooper 46,  Hayley Matthews 24, Deandra Dottin 13, Merissa Aguilleira 12; Inoka Ranaweera 3-17, Sripali Weerakkody 3-37). Sri Lanka Women 125 in 45.2 overs (Eshani Lokusuriyage 30 n.o., Nipuni Hansika 21, Shashikala Siriwardene 16, Yasoda Mendis 13, Prasadani Weerakkody 10; Hayley Matthews 3-7, Anisa Mohammed 2-23, Tramaine Smartt 2-28). West Indies Women won by 31 runs.

Points Table

Teams Matches          Won    Lost     Tied    No Result       Points

Australia         6          6          0          0          0          12

South Africa   9          5          3          0          1          11

West Indies    9          5          4          0          0          10

Pakistan          9          4          5          0          0          8

England          6          3          2          0          1          7

Sri Lanka        9          2          6          0          1          5

New Zealand  6          2          4          0          0          4

India             6            1          4          0          1          3

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