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Commonwealth Games 2022: England Women vs Sri Lanka Women: England win by 5 wickets

England Women celebrate a wicket
England Women celebrate a wicket

England Women beat  Sri Lanka Women by 5 wickets in Match 4 of the Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition – Group B


Match Summary

England Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 4th Match, Group B

England Women 109/5 (17.1 ov)

Sri Lanka Women 106/9 (20 ov)

Result - England Women won by 5 wickets




England Women kicked off their Commonwealth Games campaign with a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in front of a large Edgbaston crowd.

With Heather Knight not yet recovered from her hip injury, Nat Sciver once again deputised as captain. Her team, in their all-red Team England kit, were asked to bowl first and restricted Sri Lanka to 106-9.

Katherine Brunt, making her 100th IT20 appearance, took a wicket with England's first ball at the Games, local girl Issy Wong and 17-year-old Freya Kemp impressed with two wickets apiece and Sophie Ecclestone took 3-25.

In reply, England found it difficult to score quickly on a pitch that took turn and Sri Lanka kept it tight, but Alice Capsey was cool and composed to guide her team home with a fine innings of 44.

Match Stats

Sri Lanka Women Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Vishmi Rajapaksha - 0.1 ov), 2-33 (Hasini Perera - 5.3 ov), 3-38 (Chamari Atapattu - 7.1 ov), 4-63 (Kavisha Dilhari - 11.2 ov), 5-74 (Nilakshi de Silva - 13.2 ov), 6-74 (Anushka Sanjeewani - 13.6 ov), 7-84 (Ama Kanchana - 16.2 ov), 8-104 (Oshadi Ranasinghe - 19.3 ov), 9-105 (Sugandika Kumari - 19.5 ov)

England Women Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Danielle Wyatt - 1.4 ov), 2-26 (Sophia Dunkley - 3.6 ov), 3-57 (Natalie Sciver - 8.3 ov), 4-63 (Amy Jones - 10.1 ov)



Playing XIs

England Women - Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Natalie Sciver(c), Amy Jones(wk), Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn

Sri Lanka Women - Chamari Atapattu(c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani(wk), Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasooriya


Match Details

Start Time: 18:00

Toss: Sri Lanka Women won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Officials: Eloise Sheridan, Jacqueline Williams, Claire Polosak, Vrinda Rathi, G Lakshmi


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