Sri Lanka ended their Women’s T20 World Cup on a excessive Monday with a crushing victory over Bangladesh in a becoming farewell to retiring veteran Shashikala Siriwardena, who bagged a tournament-best 4/16. The medical nine-wicket win was their first of the occasion to depart them fourth in Group A, with Bangladesh crashing to defeat in all 4 video games to prop up the desk. India, England and South Africa have all certified for the semi-finals with a crunch match between defending champions Australia and arch-rivals New Zealand later Monday figuring out the final berth.
While Pakistan and Bangladesh could not attain the knockouts, there was lots using on the end result with the winner avoiding having to qualify for the 2022 match in South Africa by advantage of ending as one of many high eight sides.
“Really happy with the performance. This game was always going to be tough for us, but our players, particularly the bowlers, did very well,” stated Sri Lanka captain Chamari Atapattu, who paid tribute to Siriwardena.
“She’s a legend in Sri Lanka and she’s the big sister of the Sri Lankan team. I will miss her a lot, but she retired like a champion.”
Bangladesh received the toss and opted to bat on a cool day at Junction Oval in Melbourne, however once more failed to fireside.
None of their gamers has managed a half-century through the match, with Nigar Sultana Joty as soon as extra the standout, smacking 39 of their 91 for eight with nobody else managing greater than 13.
Allrounder Siriwardena grabbed 4/16 in her final match after a 17-year worldwide profession.
“I’m feeling so happy because I could contribute to my team in my last match, so really proud,” stated the 35-year-old. “It was emotional but you cannot keep emotions on the field.”
Sri Lanka made a superb begin with Atapattu crunching 30 earlier than being stumped.
Fellow opener Hasini Perera (39 not out) and Anushka Sanjeewani (16 not out) stored the momentum going to cruise residence in opposition to a lacklustre bowling assault with 27 balls remaining.