Sophie Devine led from the entrance, smashing an unbeaten 75 for her sixth straight T20 half-century, to information New Zealand to a seven-wicket victory over one other Sri Lanka in a Group A match of the ICC Girls’s World Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday.
In Group B, West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, with an allround show, helped her facet to an identical win over debutant Thailand.
Within the second match, openers Chamari Athapaththu (41) and Hasini Madushika performed unorthodox pictures to provide Sri Lanka a brisk begin with a stand of 60 earlier than Hayley Jensen’s spell of three of 16 slowed down the momentum. Devine hit six fours and two sixes in her 55-ball knock to assist the Kiwis get by way of.
The scores: Group A: Sri Lanka 127/7 in 20 overs (Hasini Perera 20, Chamari Atapattu 41, Hayley 3/16) misplaced to New Zealand 131/Three in 17.four overs (Sophie Devine 75 n.o.). Group B: Thailand 78/9 in 20 overs (Nannapat Koncharoenkai 33, Stafanie Taylor 3/13) misplaced to West Indies 80/Three in 16.four overs (Stafanie Taylor 26 n.o., Shemaine Campbelle 25 n.o.).