Sri Lanka women and England women will take on each other in the second ODI on Tuesday, September 12 at County Ground, Northampton. England are 1-0 ahead in the series having won the first ODI by seven wickets. After being put in to bat first, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 106 and England chased down the target in 18 overs winning the game by seven wickets.
The Sri Lankan batting crumbled against the trio of Mahika Gaur, Sarah Glenn and Lauren Filler who picked up three wickets each. Harshitha Madavi was the top scorer from Sri Lanka as she scored 35 (44). In reply, England lost three wickets, however, handy contributions from Tammy Beaumont (32 off 31), Emma Lamb (27 off 36) and Heather Knight (22 off 22) guided their team home.
Sri Lanka will have the final chance to make a comeback in the series in the second ODI and will be eager to get a win under their belt. The Chamari Athapaththu-led side will take inspiration from the recent T20I series where they beat the hosts by 2-1 after being 0-1 behind in the series. On the other hand, England will look to seal the series by winning the upcoming fixture.
They would want their captain Athapaththu to once again fire with both bat and ball with other players also stepping up. Notably, Sri Lanka have only beaten England once in their ODI history and will be desperate to turn things around in the second ODI.
There have been a total of four Women’s ODIs played at the County Ground where teams batting and bowling first have won two matches each. The average score batting first has been 200 while the highest target chased has been 219 in Women’s ODIs. However, the captain winning the toss will look to bat first to put runs on the board and bring the opposition under pressure.