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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: New Zealand Women Stood Tough With a 102 Runs Win Over Sri Lanka Women

New Zealand Women and Sri Lanka Women came against each other in the 17th match of the Women’s World Cup match at Boland Park, Paarl. New Zealand Women won the toss and decided to bat first.

Bezuidenhout and Bates came to bat, and Sugandika Kumari opened the bowling attack. Bezuidenhout hit a four on the second ball, and it was the first boundary of the match. In the 4th over, Bezuidenhout started the over with a four and ended the over with a four. Bezuidenhout got out after scoring 32(20) in the 6th over. After 6 overs, 47-1.

In the 7th over, Amelia Kerr hit a four, and the New Zealand women reached 50 runs. In the 9th over, Suzie Bates hit back-to-back two fours. New Zealand women reached 100 runs in the 14th over. In the 15th over, Amelia Kerr hit back-to-back two fours. After 15 overs, New Zealand women were 116-1.

Amelia Kerr took a double and reached her half-century in 40 balls. In the 18th over, Suzie Bates hit a four and reached her half-century in 45 balls. In the 19th over, Amelia Kerr took a double on the third ball, and the partnership between Amelia Kerr and Suzie Bates reached 100 runs. Amelia Kerr hit a four on the fourth ball, and New Zealand reached 150 runs.

In the 20th over, Bates got out after scoring 56(49), and Amelia Kerr run out on the fifth ball after scoring 66(48),

In 20 overs, the New Zealand women scored 162 runs with a loss of 3 wickets.

Chasing 163 runs, Madavi and Athapaththu came to bat, and Eden Carson opened the bowling attack. Athapaththu hit the first four of the second innings in the first over. Madavi got out after scoring 8(14) in the fourth over. Vishmi Gunaratne got out on duck in the 5th over. Sri Lanka didn’t have a great start and lost three wickets in the power play. After 6 overs, the SL women were 24-3.

Athapaththu got out after scoring 19(21) in the 8th over and Sanjeewani got out in the 8th over after scoring 1(8). After 10 overs, the SL women were 38-5. Kavisha Dilhari got out after scoring 4(8) in the 11th over. Ranasinghe got out after scoring 3(10) in the 12th over. Sri Lanka women reached 50 runs in the 15th over. After 15 overs, Sri Lanka women were 58-8. Shehani was the last wicket to get out. 

Sri Lanka women got all out in 60 runs in 15.5 overs and lost the match by 102 runs. 

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