Jul 10, 5 months ago

Sri Lanka knocked out of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

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Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed produced a fine bowling performance to finish with three for 39 as the West Indies recorded its first victory of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 with a 47-run triumph over Sri Lanka.

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The West Indies posted its highest score of the tournament despite a lower-order collapse, Merissa Aguilleira hitting 46 not out to steer her team to 229 for nine from 50 overs.

Hayley Matthews’s early bowling ensured a slow start to Sri Lanka’s innings, but it was Anisa Mohammed who truly stole the limelight, grabbing three wickets in the space of nine deliveries.

Despite the result, both teams have joined Pakistan in going out of contention for a place in the semi-finals, as they can’t overtake New Zealand and South Africa, who are on seven points each, with England, Australia and India ahead on eight points each after five matches.

The West Indies is now on two points while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have not got any points yet.

West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said: “I must say I’m elated. Looking at the performance today I think we did really well.

“To see Anisa come to the party was amazing. Everyone was teasing me saying that I might as well put on the pads when I come to the game because I keep losing the toss.”

Sri Lanka won the toss and put the West Indies in to bat, with Matthews getting her side off to a blistering start with 12 runs from the opening over, before being trapped leg-before wicket for 26.

On came Taylor but her time on the pitch didn’t last long, Sripali Weerakkoddy bowling a lovely teaser that caught her outside edge and went through to the wicketkeeper.

Kycia Knight brought up the side’s 100 in the 24th over but was out for 19 just two balls later, before Deandra Dottin followed in the same fashion after hitting 38 from just 24 balls.

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The West Indies looked to be slowly rebuilding with Merissa Aguilleira and Kyshona Knight at the crease, before the latter was clean bowled for 26 as she went for a big hit.

It picked up the pace once more, adding 11 in the 43rd over before Shanel Daley – who hit her 1,000th ODI run just the ball before – and Afy Fletcher were dispatched in quick succession as Weerakkoddy ended with figures of three for 38.

Sri Lanka’s innings didn’t get off to the best start with both openers departing inside six overs, but Chamari Athapaththu and Shashikala Siriwardena steadily chipped away.

The game jumped into life however, thanks to Anisa Mohammed’s two wickets in consecutive balls, Athapaththu the first victim when she was stumped by Aguilleira before a golden duck followed for Dilani Manodara.

The off-spinner got her third shortly after, cleaning bowling Siriwardena to end her spell at the crease, before running out Prasadani Weerakkodi.

Oshadi Ranasinghe contributed two boundaries before being bowled by Daley, with Ama Kanchana and Inoka Ranaweera offering little resistance as the West Indies completed the win with two overs remaining.

Sri Lanka captain Ranaweera said: “All three departments couldn’t perform their duties, and that is why we lost.

“Our batters could have done well, but they didn’t perform. All four matches before this we had played well, and we hope to play well in our next two.”

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 47 runs at The County Ground, Derby

West Indies 229-9 in 50 overs (Merissa Aguilleira 46 not out; Deandra Dottin 38; Sripali Weerakkody 3-38; Ama Kanchana 2-50; Inoka Ranaweera 2-56)

Sri Lanka 182 all out in 48 overs (Shashikala Siriwardena 33; Prasadani Weerakkodi 30; Anisa Mohammed 3-39; Shanel Daley 2-30; Afy Fletcher 2-38)

Player of the match - Anisa Mohammed (West Indies)

Next matches – West Indies v Pakistan, Grace Road, Leicester, 11 July; Sri Lanka v South Africa, The County Ground, Taunton, 12 July

 

 

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