Australia routs Sri Lanka by 10 wickets at Women’s T20 World Cup

Defending champion Australia produced its most convincing show to this point on the Women’s T20 World Cup, routing Sri Lanka by 10 wickets on Thursday to energy to a 3rd straight win.

Aussie openers Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy hit unbeaten half-centuries, and the world’s top-ranked group reached 113-0 in 15.5 overs to overtake Sri Lanka’s 112-8.

Sri Lanka got here to St. George’s Park in Gqeberha unbeaten however was no match for an Australian group on the high of its recreation.

Sri Lanka’s brilliant begin disappeared when Ellyse Perry claimed the wicket of Sri Lankan captain Chamari Athapaththu for 16 due to a leaping catch by Grace Harris at mid-on.

Harshitha Samarawickrama, who top-scored with 34, was stumped by Healy off spinner Harris as she stepped out of her crease and took a giant swipe.

That left Sri Lanka 69-2. From there, it misplaced six wickets for 43 runs to wrestle to 112. Australia fast bowler Megan Schutt returned 4-24.

Mooney and Healy had little bother chasing down the goal. Mooney collected seven fours in her 56 not out from 53 balls. Healy thumped six fours and a six to complete 54 not out off 43.

Australia strengthened its place on the high of Group 1 forward of a recreation towards host South Africa on Saturday in a giant double-header in Gqeberha. England and India are the one different unbeaten groups on the event and meet of their Group 2 showdown in Gqeberha earlier than the Australia-South Africa match.

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