Match Details

ENGW vs SLW 1st T20, ENGW vs SLW 2023

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England Women won by 12 runs (DLS METHOD)
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V Gunaratne Logo
V Gunaratne Jersy
4s: 2
6s: 0
N de Silva Logo
N de Silva Jersy
4s: 3
6s: 0
K Cross Logo
K Cross Jersy



K Cross

Econ: 11.00
4th Over:
= 9
Last Over:
= 6
This Over:
= 17
SLWSLW - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4155
ENGWENGW - 1st Innings
6 Over 5066
10 Over 10594
15 Over 141162


Inn 1
Inn 2
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Heather Knight (England Women Skipper): "We are really pleased. It tested us in all departments and Mahika was excellent on her debut. Really looking forward to Chelmsford. She is an exciting prospect. She is a good bowler and good to see her have some success tonight. Wanted to give Freya an opportunity and she hit a six over mid wicket. Lots of players to choose from and it tests you as a captain,"
Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka Women Skipper): "A bit worried because we lost this game but we are really looking forward to playing good cricket on this tour. We struggled to grip the ball in wet conditions. Absolutely, Nilakshi played well and we are hopeful of playing good cricket in the remainder of the series."
Alice Capsey (Player of the Match): "I took a few balls to get used to the pace of the pitch. I just tried to hit in the bigger pockets. The message from Heather and Lewis has been clear and the freedom has helped me to play my game. I like to take one series at a time. Batting is my number one priority but I want to turn into an all-rounder soon."
Player of the Match: Alice Capsey
2:16 AM IST, 9:46 PM Local Time: That's the end of the game. England Women proved to be too strong for Sri Lanka Women in the first game of the three-match T20I series. A solid performance sees England Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 12 runs on the DLS method and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Sri Lanka Women had a monumental task ahead of them to chase 187. They got off to a decent start as Vishmi Gunaratne and Chamari Athapaththu played some good shots as they scored 23 at the end of 3.1 overs before rain arrived. The play resumed after a short break and the revised target according to the DLS target was 68 after six overs for the Lankan side.

Athapaththu hit Mahika Gaur for a six in the fourth over but the debutant bounced back to dismiss the Lankan skipper on 15 to pick up her maiden wicket in an England shirt. Hasini Perera was trapped in front of the stumps by Charlie Dean on a duck. Nilakshi de Silva tried hard and scored 18* off just eight balls but it wasn't enough as they fell short by 12 runs on the DLS method.

Earlier, the game was reduced to 17-overs-per-side due to rain and Sri Lanka Women skipper Chamari Athapaththu won the toss and opted to field first. The decision backfired as the England Women got off to a flying start. Danielle Wyatt played some outstanding strokes and Maia Bouchier supported her nicely from the other end. They scored 55 at the end of the powerplay. Bouchier was run out on 22 as the 77-run opening stand came to an end in the eighth over. Wyatt hit seven boundaries and a six before getting cleaned up two short of her fifty.

Alice Capsey along with Freya Kemp made sure that the run rate didn’t fall as they kept scoring at a brisk rate. Kemp played a good cameo of 20 off 10 balls before getting stumped. There was no stopping Capsey as she continued playing her strokes and brought up fifty in just 26 balls. She fell soon on 51. Skipper Heather Knight remained unbeaten on 23 off 17 balls to power her side to 186 at the end of their innings. Sri Lanka Women picked up four wickets but failed to keep a check on the scoring rate and went on a journey throughout the innings.
Sri Lanka Women
Vishmi Gunaratne
Kate Cross
5.6 K Cross to Silva
W A perfect wide yorker from Cross and Silva digs it out to mid off. She wants a quick run but is sent back by her partner. Knight is quick to the ball and hits the stumps at the striker's end. The decision is sent upstairs and Silva's bat is in the air when the bails are dislodged. OUT is displayed on the big screen and England Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 12 runs on the DLS method.
5.5 K Cross to V Gunaratne
3 Fuller delivery outside off, Gunaratne throws her hands at it and gets a thick outside edge that flies over short third man for three runs.
5.5 K Cross to V Gunaratne
WD Short delivery down leg and Gunaratne misses the pull. Wide signaled by the umpire.
5.4 K Cross to Silva
1 Banged in short by Cross and Silva pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a single. 17 required from 2 now.
5.3 K Cross to Silva
4 Make that three in a row. Cross is leaking runs here. Another low full toss from Cross around leg, Silva gives herself some room and drills it in the gap between extra covers and mid off for the third boundary of the over. 18 required from 3 now.
5.2 K Cross to Silva
4 Back-to-back boundaries for Silva. Cross attempts a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss, Silva makes room and slices it over point for another boundary. 22 required from 4 now.
5.1 K Cross to Silva
4 FOUR!!!! Cross bowls it on a length on the stumps, Silva stands still and heaves it into the leg side. Splits the gap between deep square leg and deep mid wicket perfectly to collect a boundary.
Sri Lanka Women require 30 runs from the last over.
Sri Lanka Women
Vishmi Gunaratne
Nilakshi de Silva
Charlie Dean
4.6 C Dean to Silva
1 Short and turning in, Silva mistimes the pull towards short fine leg for only a single.