WI Women brush aside SL in opener
TAROUBA, Trinidad, (CMC):
West Indies Women overpowered Sri Lanka Women by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match One-Day International series here yesterday.
Playing at the Brian Lara Stadium, they easily chased down 137 with 11 overs to spare, securing the result which handed them an important two points in the new round of the ICC Women's Championship
Former captain Merissa Aguilleira top-scored with an unbeaten 32, while Chedean Nation got 24 and Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews, 22 apiece. Left-arm spinner and captain Inoka Ranaweera claimed two for 27.
SL dismissed for 136
Earlier, the visitors were dismissed for 136 with two balls left in the innings, after winning the toss and opting to bat. They were undermined by off-spinners Matthews (3-18) and Stafanie Taylor (3-24), along with leg-spinner Afy Fletcher (3-42) all of whom grabbed three wickets each.
Opener Yashoda Mendis top-scored with 34 off 72 balls, while Dilani Manodara scored 28 not out and Chamari Atapattu, 25.