Women’s World T20 2018: Day 6 – Roundup

Women’s World T20 2018: Day 6 – Roundup

Windies Women skipper Stephanie Taylor was terrific with the ball and picked up a 4-wicket haul.

Shashikala Siriwardene
Shashikala Siriwardene. (Photo Source: ICC)

On the sixth day of the Women’s World T20, two Group A matches were played. Sri Lanka Women outshone the Bangladesh Women in the first encounter. Having lost three games in a row now, Bangladesh side is knocked out of the tournament. Sri Lanka still has got a freakish chance of qualifying for the knockouts even though the odds aren’t high.

Windies Women and South Africa Women, who won one game each thus far faced each other in the second encounter. This was again a low scoring encounter. The Windies proved out to be the better bowling side and won the match by 31 runs. Windies Women skipper Stephanie Taylor was terrific and picked up a 4-wicket haul.

Sri Lanka Women vs Bangladesh Women (Group A) – Match 11

This game was a lost cause had it not been for Shashikala Siriwardene for the Lankans. After being put into bat first, Sri Lanka lost Y Mendis on the first ball of the innings. They were further down to 49/4 when Shashikala decided to play a cautious inning. She scored 31 off 33 balls before she was dismissed in the final over of the innings. Jahanara Alam, with a three-wicket haul, was terrific with the ball.

It was Shashikala again for Sri Lanka who also delivered with the ball. She conceded only 10 runs in 4 overs in this low-scoring thriller and picked up two wickets. Chamari Athapaththu picked three wickets. Bangladesh batting, yet again, was highly disappointing and they were bowled out for 72 on the last ball of the game.

Brief Scores:

SL-W: 97/7 in 20 overs (S Siriwardene 31, Manodara 16, Jahanara Alam 3/21)

BAN-W: 72/10 in 20 overs (Nigar Sultana 20, Ritu Moni 11, Chamari Athapaththu 3/17)

Result: Sri Lanka Women won by 25 runs.

Windies Women vs South Africa Women (Group A) – Match 12

WI vs SA
WI vs SA. (Photo Source: ICC)

Windies Women had troubles with their batting in this game as well. The side was brought down to 29/4 in the 8th over by the Proteas bowlers. However, Kycia Knight and N McLean, with impressive innings helped them just about get a score which they could possibly defend with their strong bowling lineup. The side ended up with 107/7 on the board in 20 overs.

For the South Africa Women, opener Lee scored 24 off 34 balls. With the top order batsmen consuming up quite a few deliveries, the asking rate went quite high as the innings progressed. Marizanne Kapp tried hard but perished after scoring 33 runs. Skipper Stephanie Taylor picked a 4-wicket haul as the Windies won the match by 31 runs.

Brief Scores:

WI-W: 107/7 in 20 overs (Kycia Knight 32, N McLean 28, S Ismail 3/12)

SA-W: 76/10 in 18.4 overs (M Kapp 26, Lee 24, Stephanie Taylor 4/12)

Result: Windies Women won by 31 runs.

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