Spinners, Kaushalya shine in easy win
Sri Lanka Women 133 for 4 (Kaushalya 40*) beat Bangladesh Women 129 for 8 (de Alwis 3-22) by six wickets
Sri Lanka Women notched up another easy victory over Bangladesh Women ahead of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier that begins in Bangladesh on November 14. Sri Lanka had come to Bangladesh early to play two matches against the hosts and after winning the first by 64 runs, cruised home by six wickets and with 21.5 overs to spare in the second. Bangladesh were put in to bat, and like in the first game scored extremely slowly. They lasted the whole 50 overs but scored at just 2.58 an over to reach 129 for 8. Most of the top order got into double digits, with Farjan Hoque's 34 the top score, but none of the top six batsmen had a strike-rate over 50.
Sri Lanka's spinners, left- armer Suwini de Alwis and offspinner Shashikala Siriwardene, struck at regular intervals and finished with five wickets between them. The chase was always going to be comfortable and Sri Lanka got to the target in 28.1 overs. Prasadani Weerakkody scored 38 at the top of the order while Eshani Kaushalya raced to 40 not out off 36 balls.