Skipper Heather Knight and Danni Wyatt led the way in which as England bounced again from no longer making the general of a previous tri-series, beating New Zealand of their first warm-up fixture of the Global Cricket Council (ICC) Girls’s T20 Global Cup in Adelaide on Sunday.
The 2 batters scored 40 runs every to influence England to a six-wicket win, after their bowling unit made the perfect begin to their preparation for the showpiece tournament by way of proscribing the White Ferns to 134 for 9.
In the meantime, pushing aside Lizelle Lee from the second one ball used to be a way for Sri Lanka to start out their warm-up opener with South Africa, however they couldn’t convert the easiest get started into victory, the ICC press free up said.
Sune Luus’s 4 for 20 proved decisive for the Proteas in securing the 41-run win, additionally on the Karen Rolton Oval.
In the meantime, either one of the scheduled fixtures in Brisbane had been deserted because of waterlogged prerequisites on the Allan Border Box. Allow us to check out the fits which came about on Sunday:
1) England ease to six-wicket victory over New Zealand
Sophie Devine has been within the impressed type of overdue however England weren’t to be intimidated by way of the White Ferns captain, with Katherine Brunt’s early leap forward environment the tone in Adelaide.
From there the wickets simply stored on coming for Lisa Keightley’s facet as New Zealand’s most sensible order temporarily collapsed.
First Rachel Priest used to be stuck by way of wicket-keeper Amy Jones for Brunt’s 2d scalp sooner than Anya Shrubsole inspired with two for 5 in her first 3 overs, bowling Maddy Inexperienced sooner than casting off 19-year-old starlet Amelia Kerr.
New Zealand stored preventing and edged their method against 3 figures during the ever-reliable Suzie Bates (33), but if she used to be pushed aside by way of Sarah Glenn, it used to be left to Katey Martin to influence the send.
Her 57 from 44 helped New Zealand set a defendable 134 for 9, with Brunt completing with 3 for 23 whilst Sophie Ecclestone picked up two within the ultimate over of the innings.
England, who may just no longer make the tri-series ultimate in Australia previous this month that still featured India, began the chase in promising model with 40 coming from the primary 5 overs.
However from there New Zealand’s bowlers got here into their very own with Lea Tahuhu taking two wickets in 3 balls to take away opener Jones and Brunt, batting at 3.
Wyatt struck a 32-ball 42 sooner than falling within the 10th over whilst Fran Wilson helped information England to 111 for 3 till she used to be got rid of by way of seamer Jess Kerr.
However England had little reason why to panic with Knight at 4, the captain proceeding her nice shape with an unbeaten 45 off 36 balls to protected the six-wicket victory.
England’s Wyatt stated, “New Zealand are a top quality facet so it used to be great to be underneath drive and nice for myself to spend day out within the center in opposition to them.
“I think just right after this fit, which can get advantages me forward of the primary fit in opposition to South Africa on the WACA subsequent Sunday,” she added.
2) Luus moves as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by way of 41 runs
South Africa claimed their first warm-up win – a feat they failed to reach within the run-up to the Girls’s T20 Global Cup 2018 – however Sri Lanka didn’t let it come simple.
Sri Lanka were given off to a flying get started, Udeshika Prabodani environment the tone from the offset by way of bowling Lee for a duck sooner than taking the massive scalp of Dane van Niekerk, who additionally failed to attain.
Prabodani’s early appearing (two for 8) helped to limit South Africa to 23 for 2 from six overs however middle-order batters Marizanne Kapp (44) and Mignon du Preez (28) stabilised the Proteas’ innings.
Kapp used to be then pushed aside by way of Chamari Atapattu in her first over sooner than the Sri Lanka captain delivered once more to bowl Luus for seven with simply 3 overs closing.
Laura Wolvaardt (38 no longer out) and Chloe Tyron (23 no longer out) stitched in combination a 44-run partnership to complete the innings on 146 for 5.
Sri Lanka driven on with the bat with Hasini Madushika scoring 22 however a flurry of wickets temporarily derailed their chase.
Luus struck two times in her first over sooner than completing with the fit’s best-bowling figures of 4 for 20 whilst Nonkululeko Mlaba, Ayabonga Khaka and Van Niekerk took one apiece within the 41-run victory.
Sri Lanka’s Achini Kulasuriya used to be injured fielding and used to be taken to clinic as a precaution however has since been discharged and brought again to the staff resort.
Luus stated, “I’m more than pleased with my efficiency. If it’s your day with the ball, it’s your day and I’m simply satisfied it got here off. The entire bowlers contributed and we’re pleased with how the sport went.
“We had a rocky get started with the bat however I believe our center order introduced it again well.
“Earlier than the final T20 Global Cup, we misplaced all our warm-up video games so everybody went into this sport lovely frightened, however we’re lovely pleased with the way it went.”
3) No play in Brisbane
Per week of heavy rain averted any play being conceivable in Brisbane on Sunday, with Bangladesh’s contest with Thailand and India’s conflict with Pakistan being deserted.
The outfield at Allan Border Box used to be deemed undeserving for play.
Heavy rain hit Queensland within the build-up and spaces of outrage within the outfield supposed the fits went the similar method as Australia and West Indies’ scheduled assembly on Saturday.
India will take a look at once more after they move up in opposition to the West Indies in Brisbane on February 18, whilst Bangladesh and Pakistan face off on February 20 within the ultimate warm-up fit sooner than the match starts.
Debutants Thailand now head to Adelaide to stand New Zealand in a warm-up fit on February 19.