England thrash Sri Lanka in first T20 after hosts dismissed for 94

Linsey Smith, who took 3-18, celebrates alongside with her England personnel-mates
First women’s Twenty20 global, Colombo:
Sri Lanka 94 all out (19 overs):Ranasinghe 20*, Smith 3-18, Shrubsole 2-20
England 95-2 (14.2 overs):Beaumont 50*, Atapattu 1-14
England women decide by eight wickets

England women cruised to an eight-wicket victory towards Sri Lanka, dismissing the hosts for real 94 in the precious Twenty20 in Colombo.

Opener Tammy Beaumont hit an unbeaten 50 to dart 1,000 global T20 runs because the tourists knocked off the target in only 14.2 overs.

Spinner Linsey Smith took 3-18, her ideally suited England figures on this structure.

And Anya Shrubsole’s 2-20 meant she overtook Danielle Hazell to turn into England’s leading T20 wicket-taker.

Shrubsole now has 86 wickets at an real looking of 13.96.

“I’m in point of fact overjoyed to procure to 50 and to dart 1,000 runs but it be all about the personnel and the largest disclose became getting off to a a success start in the series,” acknowledged Kent batter Beaumont, 28.

“I’m happy for Anya as successfully. She and Dani are very real chums so I’m certain they’ll revel in swapping areas at the head of the wicket-taking chart.”

Victory in the gap match of the three-game T20 series followed England’s3-0 one-day series whitewash.The following match is on Tuesday at 04:30 GMT.


Henry Moeran, BBC Sport in Colombo

On yet every other sizzling and humid Colombo morning, this became very important a continuation of the subject matters that developed throughout the one-day internationals: England dominance and Sri Lanka batting frailties.

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There were real positives with the ball particularly. Linsey Smith’s 3-18 came in a spell that confirmed her increasing confidence, and there became encouraging resilience from debutant Freya Davies, who conceded early boundaries earlier than fighting back to snort two wickets.

Beating Sri Lanka comfortably on this tour became no longer unexpected, but it’s miles no imply feat for England to contain now won eight on the leap in the Indian subcontinent.

Here’s now their joint ideally suited jog throughout Ticket Robinson’s time responsible.

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