England women secure series win against Sri Lanka


On Monday, England eves defeated Sri Lanka women by six wickets in the second ODI of the three-match series to take an undeniable lead in the series.

Sri Lanka elected to bat first after winning the toss. The team was losing wickets at regular intervals and no batsman was able to stick to the crease for a long time.

Their top eight batswomen made it into double figures, but only Harshita Madhavi could go beyond 30-runs. Sri Lanka could only manage to put 187 runs on the board for the loss of nine wickets.

Alex Hartley was the choice of England bowlers as she was able to take three wickets.

Chasing a score of 188, England started off well as opener Amy Jones played a smashing knock of 54 runs off just 39 balls.

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Tammy Beaumont and Lauren Winfield gave stability to the England team to ease the target.

Finally, Heather Knight and Danni Wyatt were unbeaten for England to seal the victory by six wickets and with 99 balls remaining in the match.

In the three-match series, England with this win takes the 2-0 unassailable lead.

On Thursday, March 21, England will clash with Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI.

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