England woman cricketer Amy Jones (Courtesy- England Cricket Twitter)
England woman cricketer Amy Jones (Courtesy- England Cricket Twitter)

England women secure series win against Sri Lanka

ANI | Updated: Mar 18, 2019 22:45 IST

Hambantota [Sri Lanka], Mar 18 (ANI): England eves defeated Sri Lanka women on Monday by six wickets in the second ODI of the three-match series to take an unassailable lead in the series.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. The team was bogged down by regular loss of wickets and no batsman was able to stay at the crease for a long period of time.
Their top eight batswomen made it into double figures, but only Harshitha Madhavi was able to go past 30-run mark. Sri Lanka was able to post just 187 runs on the board for the loss of nine wickets.
Alex Hartley was the pick of England bowlers as she was able to pick up three wickets.
Chasing a score of 188, England got off to a flying start as opener Amy Jones played a quickfire knock of 54 runs off just 39 deliveries. 
Tammy Beaumont and Lauren Winfield provided England team with stability to ease the chase for them.
In the end, Heather Knight and Danni Wyatt remained unbeaten to guide England to a six-wicket win with 99 balls still remaining in the match.
England with this win has taken a 2-0 unassailable lead in the three-match series.
England take on Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI on Thursday, March 21. (ANI)

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