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Matthews picked up Three for 18 after which scored 22 to guide Windies to a six-wicket win. Getty
Windies Ladies acquired their ICC Ladies’s Championship marketing campaign off to a stable begin, trouncing Sri Lanka by six wickets within the first match on the Brian Lara Stadium on Wednesday (October 11). Set 137 to win, the hosts polished off the chase in 39 overs.
After opting to bat, Sri Lanka have been properly positioned at 63 for 1 within the 23rd over however collapsed from there to fold for a paltry rating. Chamari Atapattu fell for a 44-ball 25 and that led to the wobble. The guests quickly discovered themselves tottering at 96 for five and did not recuperate to problem the hosts.
Hayley Matthews gave away simply 18 runs from her ten overs and collaborated with Afy Fletcher (Three for 42) and Stafanie Taylor (Three for 24) to dismantle Sri Lanka. Yasoda Mendis fought for 72 deliveries for her 34 however with little assist coming from the opposite finish, she waged a lone battle.
The bowlers although gave Sri Lanka early hope once they lowered Windies to 7 for two after dismissing Kycia Knight and Taylor inside the primary 5 overs. Nevertheless, useful contributions from the opposite batters meant Windies have been capable of cross the road with ease.
Matthews scored 22 earlier than she retired harm Chedean Nation and Deandra Dottin made 24 and 22 respectively. Merissa Aguilleira (32 not out) and Kyshona Knight (21 not out) collaborated for an unbeaten stand of 43 to assist their staff take a 1-Zero lead within the three-match collection.
Transient scores: Sri Lanka 136 in 49.four overs (Yasoda Mendis 34; Hayley Matthews Three-18) misplaced to Windies 138/four in 39 overs (Merissa Aguilleira 32*) by six wickets.