England Women vs Sri Lanka Women 2023: Nat Sciver’s Century and Charlie Dean’s Five-for Lead England to 2-0 Series Victory

In a dominant display of cricketing prowess, England Women emerged victorious against Sri Lanka Women in the third One-Day International (ODI) of the Sri Lanka Women tour of England 2023. The match, held at Grace Road, saw England deliver an all-around performance marked by record-breaking feats.

England Women’s Innings

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, England Women posted a formidable total of 273/8 in their allotted 31 overs. The innings began with an early setback as Tammy Beaumont departed for just 2 runs. However, Maia Bouchier played a remarkable knock, scoring 95 runs off 65 deliveries, including 12 fours and 2 sixes. She set the stage for a scintillating display of batting by England.

The standout performance came from Natalie Sciver, who blazed her way to a sensational century. Sciver’s breathtaking innings of 120 runs off 74 balls featured 18 boundaries and a six. Her record-breaking knock became the fastest century ever scored by an English woman in ODI cricket, surpassing the previous record set by Charlotte Edwards 11 years ago.

Sri Lanka Women’s Innings

In response to England Women’s imposing total, Sri Lanka Women faced a daunting task. Their innings was marred by regular wickets as they struggled to find momentum. Hasini Perera was the top scorer for Sri Lanka Women, amassing 32 runs off 24 balls, including 6 boundaries. However, wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, and the innings concluded at 112/10 in 24.5 overs.

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England Women’s bowlers displayed exceptional skill and discipline, with Charlotte Dean leading the way with an outstanding five-wicket haul, conceding just 31 runs in her 6 overs. Lauren Filer, Mahika Gaur and Sarah Glenn also made valuable contributions with the ball.

The Result and Player of the Match

England Women secured a convincing victory, defeating Sri Lanka Women by a massive margin of 161 runs. Nat Sciver’s extraordinary performance with the bat earned her the well-deserved title of Player of the Match, and she broke a long-standing record in the process, setting a new standard for ODI centuries by English batters.

With this thumping win over Sri Lanka, England also sealed the three-match ODI series 2-0.

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