It’s a good day to be an Australian cricket fan today as the land from down under’s own team recently won over Sri Lanka during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. The win comes after the team’s win over the West Indies. This gives the Australian team a two-game winning streak that could set up a good momentum for the rest of the World Cup.
The ICC Women’s World Cup match kicked off great for Australia with them winning the toss and choosing to field. “Sri Lanka, who lost their opening game to New Zealand, batted and put on 257/9 with Chamari Atapattu scoring 178 not out which is the third highest individual score in women’s One-Day International (ODI) history,” reports Hindustan Times.
After the lead, team captain Meg Lanning went on to score an unbeaten 152. With her scoring, Australia managed to chase down 43.5 overs.
With the victory, Lanning reaches her 150 after having straight six off Polgampala. It was great inning for Australia after they got 135 balls, 19 fours, one six. It was actually a rather easy win for Australia after recovering from the 178 not out from Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu.
After this match up, the next games have been set for both teams already and they are set to play this Sunday. Australia is set to go toe-to-toe with New Zealand, the team that beat Sri Lanka recently. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will play against England.
Both New Zealand and Australia are coming off of impressive wins. Both teams managed to beat Sri Lanka and fans from both ends of the matchup are anticipating a good game of cricket come Sunday. If Australia’s women’s team manages to nab another victory, then they’ll be in a good momentum with a three-game winning streak.