Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women:
Sri Lanka Women: 195/8
Australia Women: 196/1 (26.5/50 overs, target 196)
Australia Women won the match by 9 wickets with 139 balls remaining.
Sri Lanka Women scored 195 runs at the cost of 8 wickets after 50 overs. Australia Women chased the target in just 26.5 overs at the cost of 1 wicket, proving once again that they are one of the best women teams in the world. Australia finished 196/1 after 26.5 overs, winning the match against Sri Lanka Women by 9 wickets with 139 balls remaining. This was Australia Women’s record-breaking 18th ODI victory in a row.
Sri Lanka Women’s innings against Australia Women:
Sri Lanka Women won the toss and decided to bat first. Sri Lanka Women sent Chamari Atapattu and Yasoda Mendis to open the game against Australia. Yasoda Mendis scored 3 runs before she was bowled out by Ellyse Perry in the 3rd over of the match.
On the other end, Chamari Atapattu piled up her 5th ODI hundred and her second century of the tour after she scored 113 runs in the 1st T20I against Australia Women. Chamari Atapattu played a fascinating innings of 103 runs off 124 balls with the help of 14 fours, before she was dismissed in the 49th over of the match.
Chamari Atapattu’s 103 runs played a major role in bringing Sri Lanka’s total to 195 runs for 8 wickets. Harshitha Madavi 24 runs off 48 balls before she was run out by Alyssa Healy, while Ama Kanchana and Oshadi Ranasinghe contributed 17 runs each before both of them got bowled out by Megan Schutt.
Megan Schutt and Georgia Wareham took 2 wickets each for their team, while Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey, and Delissa Kimmince took one wicket each against Sri Lanka Women.
Australia Women’s innings against Sri Lanka Women:
Australia Women required 196 runs off 50 overs to win the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka. Australia sent Rachael Haynes and their wicketkeeper-batsman Alyssa Healy to open the innings. Australia Women started out in an explosive fashion as they pulled together a stand of 159 runs for the first wicket, in their chase of 196 runs.
Rachael Haynes lost her wicket to Chamari Atapattu after scoring 63 runs off 74 balls. Australia’s wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy scored her third ODI hundred in the match off just 71 balls. Alyssa Healy played an exceptional innings by remaining not out as she scored 112 runs off 76 balls for 15 fours and 2 sixes. Australia Women’s captain Meg Lanning remained not out as well on the other end after scoring 20 runs off 11 balls.
Alyssa Healy’s innings of 112 runs off 76 balls secured a 9-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, as Australia chased the target of 196 in just 26.5 overs.
“Player of the match” was awarded to Alyssa Healy of Australia Women for her brilliant hundred against Sri Lanka as she smacked the ball all over the ground, securing her team an easy win.
Australia Women has now won all 3 T20I and 3 ODI matches of the tour, showing absolute dominance. Australia Women are now on a 17-match win streak.
Australia’s team is also on top of the points table in ICC Women’s Championship with 34 points, winnings 17 matches out of 18 with just 1 loss. England Women are on the second spot with 24 points, exactly 10 points behind Australia despite playing the same number of matches, with 12 wins and 6 loses. Sri Lanka Women are on the bottom of the table with 2 points as they have lost 17 matches out 18 they have played, winning just 1 match.