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England eves whitewash Sri Lanka 3-0 in T20 series


IANS Colombo
The England women's team rode on a powerful batting effort to outclass Sri Lanka by 96 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International and complete a 3-0 whitewash at the P. Sara Oval here on Thursday.
Put into bat, England openers Amy Ellen Jones (57 off 38) and Danielle Wyatt (51 off 33) cracked half-centuries to lay the foundation for a big total.
While Wyatt's knock included six boundaries and a six, Jones' innings contained the same number of fours and couple of hits into the stands.
After the dismissal of the openers, incoming batswomen Tammy Beaumont (42 not out off 25) and Natalie Sciver (49 off 24) took the Sri Lankan bowlers to cleaners as England piled up 204 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Chasing the huge target, just three hosts' batswomen reached the double-figure mark as Sri Lanka could only manage 108 for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
The visitors had outclassed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in both the earlier clashes.
Brief scores
England: 204/2 in 20 overs (Amy Jones 57, Danielle Wyatt 51; Oshadi Ranasinghe 2/28) beat Sri Lanka: 108/6 in 20 overs (Hansima Karunaratne 44*, Dilani Manodara 17; Kate Cross 2/20) by 96 runs.

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 6:14 PM IST

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