Siriwardene shines in Sri Lanka's easy win
Sri Lanka Women 238 for 8 (Siriwardene 53*, Jayangani 48, Kubra 3-44) beat Bangladesh Women 156 for 9 (de Alwis 3-22) by 82 runs
Sri Lanka Women eased to an 82-run win against Bangladesh Women in Dambulla, in the first of three limited-overs games on Bangladesh Women's tour of Sri Lanka. The win was set up by an all-round show by Shashikala Siriwardene, who scored an unbeaten half-century and then picked up two wickets.
After choosing to bat, Sri Lanka built their innings around three steady stands: Inoka Galagedara and Chamari Atapattu put on 65 for the second wicket and, after a wobble, Sandamali Dolawatte and Siriwardene steadied the innings with 49. Siriwardene then added 42 with Dilani Manodara, the captain and wicketkeeper, to carry Sri Lanka past 200.
Chasing 239, Bangladesh crawled to 67 for 2 in the 26th over, before a Siriwardene double-strike made sure Sri Lanka were firmly in charge. None of the Bangladesh batsmen could build an innings, the top score being 35 by Rumana Ahmed and Lata Mondal. Mondal stalled Sri Lanka late in the innings, before Suwini de Alwis came and cleaned up the tail with her left-arm spin.