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Latest Match Report – ENG WMN vs SL WMN third ODI 2023

England 273 for 8 (Sciver-Brunt 120, Bouchier 92) vs Sri Lanka

A surprising century from Nat Sciver-Brunt and 95 to Maia Bouchier led England to a commanding complete in a rain-hit third and last ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka in Leicester.

The pair rescued their aspect from 18 for two with a 193-run partnership for the third wicket to set the guests a frightening goal of 274 in a match lowered to 31 overs a aspect after the beginning was delayed by greater than three hours.

Sciver-Brunt, enjoying her a hundredth ODI and captaining the aspect after Heather Knight was pressured to return to the group resort feeling unwell, scored her century off simply 66 balls – the quickest by an England Girls’s participant in ODIs – en path to 120 from 74. Bouchier, in the meantime, fell 5 runs shy of her ton in a blistering 65-ball innings.

It was a fraught begin for England after the guests had received the toss and put them in beneath heavy skies. Tammy Beaumont survived on 1 when she struck Udeshika Prabodhani laborious however straight to Harshitha Samarawickrama, who fumbled the prospect at deep midwicket. Achini Kulasuriya then beat Beaumont’s outdoors edge with a wonderful ball which additionally simply missed off stump, then tempted Beaumont to advance on the subsequent ball, solely to be caught by Hasini Perera at slip.

Bouchier, opening for the second match in a row with Emma Lamb nonetheless out with a again spasm, despatched Prabodhani over deep midwicket for six subsequent over. However Prabodhani responded in her subsequent over by castling Alice Capsey, who managed simply 6 batting in Knight’s place at No. 3, and England have been 18 for two within the fifth over of a six-over Powerplay which they ended at 28 for two.

However by the 10-over mark that had develop into 72 for two, thanks in no small half to Sciver-Brunt, who helped herself to fifteen of the 16 runs conceded by Inoka Ranaweera in her first over, along with her back-foot drive by way of cowl adopted by a thunderous pull to the rope at deep midwicket and a monstrous six into the stands past long-off.

Bouchier, who made her ODI debut in Durham on Saturday having performed 22 T20Is, stored tempo fantastically, launching a free hit off Hansima Karunaratne following a no-ball for top, over the fence with disdain at cow nook for her second six. She introduced up her maiden 50-over fifty with the second of three fours in a row as she peppered the leg aspect off Oshadi Ranasinghe.

Sciver introduced up her half-century a short while later off simply 32 balls with 4 off Ranaweera. She raised England’s 150 with a nonchalant scoop to the tremendous leg boundary off Kavisha Dilhari, one in all three fours conceded by the younger off-spinner in her first over because the England batters continued choosing them off at will.

Sri Lanka had no solutions for the scoring prowess of the England duo who stored piling on the runs, though Prabodhani did her finest simply earlier than they reached the 200-mark within the twenty third over with one which beat Sciver-Brunt’s back-foot swipe and in some way evaded off stump. Sciver-Brunt introduced up her century moments later with a single off Kulasuriya. However then Dilhari pinned Bouchier lbw to finish a superb innings.

Sciver-Brunt did not flinch, peeling three fours from the identical Dilhari over and one other off Ranaweera by way of additional cowl, however she perished subsequent ball, choosing out long-off.

That introduced debutant Bess Heath to the crease and she or he managed 21 off 14 balls, together with a six over deep midwicket off Kulasuriya and a reverse-sweep for 4 off Dilhari, who then ended Heath’s cameo as she holed out to Karunaratne.

Valkerie Baynes is a normal editor, ladies’s cricket, at ESPNcricinfo



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