West Indies claim first World Cup win

Monday 10th July 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 47 runs in Derby on Sunday 9 July to pick up their first win of the ICC Women’s World Cup.

Sri Lanka won the toss and put West Indies into bat, who posted 229-9 from their 50 overs with runs throughout the order, including an unbeaten 46 from Merissa Aguilleira.

West Indies backed up a good batting performance with an all-round bowling display as they dismissed Sri Lanka for 182 and picked up a 47-run win to move to sixth in the table.

West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals, but four partnerships of 30 or above guided them to 229, a competitive total in search of their maiden win.

They then reduced Sri Lanka to 88-5, three wickets falling for one run, as Anisa Mohammed tore through the middle order and made a successful chase look unlikely.

Prasadani Weerakkody and Oshadi Ranasinghe added 42 for the sixth wicket, but once Weerakkody was run out and Ranasinghe bowled, West Indies regained control and ultimately proved too strong for Sri Lanka and the final three wickets fell for 23 runs.

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