Sri Lanka Women v England Women, 3rd T20I, Colombo November 22, 2010

England power to 3-0 victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

England 160 (Gunn 69, Weerakkody 1-25) beat Sri Lanka 71 (Manodara 25*, Hazell 3-14) by 89 runs

England powered to a 3-0 series sweep by thrashing Sri Lanka by 89 runs in the third Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka.

Rain had forced both the second and third game to be played on a single day and having secured the series with a 17-run win in the 2nd T20I England ensured they finished the series on a high.

Jenny Gunn setup the victory with an aggressive 69 from 46 balls, sharing a 62-run stand for the second wicket with Danielle Wyatt, who made 27. The pair rattled along at more than a run a ball with Gunn smiting three sixes and four fours in her innings.

Fran Wilson (16 not out) and Suzie Rowe (24 not out) added 43 from the last five overs to push England up to 160 and leave Sri Lanka demoralised.

What looked an imposing target become impossible after Sri Lanka lost three wickets in the opening four overs. Chamari Atapattu was run out for a duck in the first over before Danielle Hazell struck twice in her next two overs to leave the hosts reeling at 14 for 3. They never recovered and Dilani Manodara, with a brave unbeaten 25, was the only player to make double figures. Instead Hazell added a third wicket and the rest of the bowlers shared one each as Sri Lanka crumbled to 71 all out and a series whitewash.