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In a resounding victory, the England Women’s cricket team triumphed in the ENG vs SL Women’s 1st ODI 2023. The England Women’s cricket team showcased their prowess both with the bat and the ball.

They built a solid foundation during the powerplay, with Tamsin Beaumont and Emma Lamb leading the charge, their partnership being a key highlight of the innings. Moreover, the England Women’s team was well-supported by their bowling unit, with notable contributions from Chamari Athapaththu and Kavisha Dilhari. Dilhari’s sharp catch proved to be a turning point in the match, causing a significant setback for the Sri Lanka Women’s team.

Mahika Gaur, Sarah Glenn, and Lauren Filer played pivotal roles in the bowling department, picking up crucial wickets and maintaining tight lines throughout the game. While Harshitha Samarawickrama and Kavisha Dilhari tried to anchor the batting for Sri Lanka, they found themselves challenged by the disciplined and skillful bowling effort of the England Women’s team. In the end, the England Women’s team emerged victorious, clinching the first ODI of the series by 7 wickets, setting a positive tone for the remainder of the tour.

Match Preview: England vs. Sri Lanka Women’s 1st ODI 2023

The 1st ODI match between Sri Lanka and England is part of the 3-match ODI series between the two teams. The series is being played in England, and the match will be played at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.

Sri Lanka are the underdogs going into this match, having lost their last 5 ODIs against England. However, they will be buoyed by the return of Chamari Athapaththu, who missed the last series due to injury. Athapaththu is Sri Lanka’s leading ODI run-scorer and her presence will be crucial if they are to challenge England.

England are the favorites to win this match, having won their last 10 ODIs against Sri Lanka. They have a strong batting line-up, led by Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight, and a bowling attack that is spearheaded by Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole.

Playing XIs

Sri Lanka

  1. Anushka Sanjeewani
  2. Chamari Athapaththu
  3. Harshitha Samarawickrama
  4. Vishmi Gunaratne
  5. Hasini Perera
  6. Kavisha Dilhari
  7. Nilakshi de Silva
  8. Oshadi Ranasinghe
  9. Inoka Ranaweera
  10. Udeshika Prabodhani
  11. Achini Kulasuriya


  1. Emma Lamb
  2. Tamsin Beaumont
  3. Heather Knight
  4. Maia Bouchier
  5. Nat Sciver-Brunt
  6. Alice Capsey
  7. Amy Jones (Wk)
  8. Sarah Glenn
  9. Kate Cross
  10. Lauren Filer
  11. Mahika Gaur

England’s Playing XI

ENG vs SL Women’s 1st ODI 2023 Highlights & Scorecard

Sri Lanka Women’s Batting Highlights

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Harshitha Samarawickrama’s Resilient Innings

Harshitha Samarawickrama displayed a solid batting performance throughout the innings, accumulating a total of 35 runs from 44 balls. She showcased finesse in her batting, finding gaps and rotating the strike effectively. Her innings included a well-timed boundary.

Oshadi Ranasinghe’s Contribution

Oshadi Ranasinghe contributed 9 runs from 15 balls, including a beautifully executed boundary, which added to the team’s total.

Kavisha Dilhari’s Effort

During the 11th to 20th over phase, Kavisha Dilhari held the other end for the Sri Lanka Women’s team, scoring 9* runs from 17 balls. However, she struggled to find fluent scoring during this period.

Limited Boundaries

While there were no half-centuries or centuries scored in the innings, both Harshitha Samarawickrama and Oshadi Ranasinghe managed to hit boundaries.

Mahika Gaur’s Exceptional Bowling

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Mahika Gaur emerged as the standout bowler in the innings, securing a remarkable 3-wicket haul while conceding 26 runs in 6.2 overs. Her consistent line and length created problems for the opposition’s batters.

Sarah Glenn’s Contribution

Sarah Glenn was another star with the ball, clinching 3 wickets for 18 runs in 6.5 overs and 3 wickets for 20 runs in 8 overs during her spell. Her effective bowling added significant pressure to the Sri Lankan team.

Lauren Filer’s Crucial Wickets

Lauren Filer managed to grab 1 wicket for 27 runs in her 5-over spell. In the 11th to 20th over phase, she played a key role by taking three crucial wickets for just 16 runs in 3.4 overs.

Kate Cross’ Disciplined Spell

Kate Cross delivered a disciplined spell during the powerplay, conceding only 14 runs in her 5 overs without taking a wicket. Her tight bowling contributed to the pressure on the Sri Lankan batters.

England Women’s Batting Highlights

Solid Powerplay Start

In the first ten overs of the powerplay, the England Women’s cricket team got off to a solid start, reaching a score of 61/0. Tamsin Beaumont displayed steady batting, contributing 32 runs not out from 30 deliveries, while her partner, Emma Lamb, also played a composed inning of 24 not out from 30 balls.

Effective Partnership

Tamsin Beaumont and Emma Lamb’s partnership reached a significant milestone of 50 runs, highlighting their effective partnership-building during this phase of the game.

Boundary Scorers

Tamsin Beaumont managed to hit one boundary during this period, registering 1 four in her innings, while Emma Lamb displayed her boundary-hitting prowess by finding the fence on four occasions.

Maia Bouchier’s Consistency

In the 18th over, England Women were positioned at a total score of 107/3. Maia Bouchier was batting impressively, having scored 17 runs from 17 balls, displaying her consistency at the crease.

Heather Knight’s Contribution

Heather Knight played a crucial role, scoring 22 runs from 22 balls, including some impressive boundaries driven gloriously through the covers and into the gap.

Chamari Athapaththu’s Resistance

Chamari Athapaththu bowled 2 overs and conceded 15 runs, providing some resistance during the powerplay.

Udeshika Prabodhani’s Bowling

Udeshika Prabodhani bowled 3 overs, giving away 21 runs.

Oshadi Ranasinghe’s Impact

Oshadi Ranasinghe made a significant impact in the 14th over, dismissing Emma Lamb for 27 runs from 36 balls. It was a simple catch to the fielder, marking a breakthrough for the bowling side. She also bowled 2 overs and conceded 10 runs.

Crucial Wicket by Kavisha Dilhari

In the 16th over, Heather Knight fell victim to Kavisha Dilhari’s sharp bowling, departing after scoring 22 runs from 22 balls. It was a sharp catch taken by the wicketkeeper, resulting in a crucial breakthrough for the bowling side.

Inoka Ranaweera’s Outstanding Catch

In the 11th over, an outstanding catch led to the dismissal of Tammy Beaumont, who had scored 32 runs from 31 balls. Inoka Ranaweera’s delivery found the edge of her bat, resulting in a spectacular diving catch by Hasini Perera.