Holly Huddleston picked a five-wicket haul while Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite remained unbeaten on 106 and 78 runs respectively as New Zealand completed a convincing nine wicket win over Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's World Cup opener in Bristol.
Mithali Raj led from the front with a 85-run knock while Rajeshwari Gayakwad picked a four-wicket haul as India registered a comfortable 109 run win over Sri Lanka in their ICC Women's World Cup warm-up game in Chesterfield.
England Women's team came up with a brilliant all-round display as they restricted Sri Lanka Women to 155 runs and chased down the target in 30.2 overs with eight wickets in hand in their warm-up game encounter of ICC Women's World Cup in Chesterfield.
Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir shared an unbeaten 75 run stand for the eighth wicket as Pakistan chased down 237 against Sri Lanka in the 45th over with three wickets in hand at Sophia Gardens to make it to the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament.
Legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Thursday during the innings break of the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy clash between Sri Lanka and India at The Oval.
Sri Lanka will miss the services of stand-in captain Upul Tharanga after he was handed a two-match suspension by the International Cricket Council following the recently concluded Champions Trophy game against South Africa at The Oval.
Hashim Amla became the fastest to 25th ODI century while Imran Tahir picked a four-wicket haul as South Africa completed a 96-run victory against Sri Lanka in their ICC Champions Trophy opening game at Kennington Oval.
As a big blow to Sri Lanka's chances in the ongoing Champions Trophy campaign, their skipper Angelo Mathews is set to be ruled out of the opening game against South Africa on Saturday with a calf injury.
Martin Guptill played a 76-ball 116 run knock while Kane Williamson supported him with 88 runs as New Zealand managed to chase down 357 runs against Sri Lanka with six wickets in hand in their warm-up game in Birmingham.