Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WI women start Champions with win over Sri Lanka*

Off the Mark

CAREFUL PLAY: West Indies women's wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira, right, paddles the ball away during her topscore of 32 not out during the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba yesterday. —Photo: Allan Crane/CWI Media

IT WAS more of a midweek snooze than a top-notch One-Day International, but the West Indies women made their time in the middle count, comfortably getting the better of Sri Lanka by six wickets in the first game of their three-match ODI series that kicks off the second edition of the ICC Women's Championship.
Set 137 to win at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Merissa Aguilleira (32 not out, 48 balls) and Kyshona Knight (21 not out, 36 balls) saw their team home with an unbroken fifth wicket partnership of 43 as the Windies reached 138 for four in the 39th over, a Knight boundary down the ground ending the match.

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