Women's T20 WC: Australia beats Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

Catch all LIVE score, updates and commentary from the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup between Australia and Sri Lanka.

Australian women will look to bounce back from the opening match defeat against India.   -  getty images

Hello and welcome to Sporstar's LIVE blog of the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Perth on Monday. 

Australia beats Sri Lanka


Rachael Haynes scores a brilliant 60 and skipper Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 41 as Australia beats Sri Lanka by five wickets.

Innings Break: Skipper Chamari Athapaththu made a sublime half-century as Sri Lanka posted 122/6 against Australia. Although Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals, they will hope to defend the total.



Playing XI

Australia Women: Alyssa Healy(w), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Molly Strano, Megan Schutt

Sri Lanka Women: Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu(c), Umesha Thimashini, Anushka Sanjeewani(w), Harshitha Madavi, Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani

Sri Lanka won the toss and has opted to bat.

 

SQUADS

Australia W: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Molly Strano, Megan Schutt

Sri Lanka W: Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Umesha Thimashini, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Harshitha Madavi, Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani


PREVIOUS DAY RECAP

South Africa’s batting order held their nerve to deliver an upset six-wicket victory over England at the women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Perth on Sunday. The Proteas have made the early running in Group B along with the West Indies, who beat newcomers Thailand on Saturday. Only the top two from each of the two five-team groups qualify for the knockout phase. Chasing a modest 124, South Africa appeared in control at 90 for 1 in the 16th over before the match turned with the wickets of captain Dane Van Niekerk (46) and Marizanne Kapp (38) in quick succession. Needing nine runs off the final over, Mignon du Preez was the hero with a six off the fourth last ball from Katherine Brunt before then hitting the winning runs with a boundary. It capped an impressive performance from South Africa after Van Niekerk’s decision to bowl was vindicated when her accurate attack restricted England to 123 for eight off their 20 overs. England were shackled by disciplined bowling until Natalie Sciver (50) upped the ante in the backend of the innings, but their total ultimately proved not enough.

Highlights | Match Report

WHERE TO WATCH

The World Cup games for today will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. You can also live stream the matches on Hotstar. Or you can also catch our live updates right here.