Chamari Athapaththu: I think we had to score more than 150 on this wicket. Unfortunately, we did not score that many and that is the reason we lost this game. We tried our best to score more runs in the powerplay. We are not batting well in the middle overs and we did not execute our plans. They batted really well. They executed their plans. We have to bowl in the right areas and take wickets early otherwise we can’t restrict such teams. We will try our best to play positive cricket (against New Zealand). We don’t have any pressure and we just want to play our natural game.
Meg Lanning: A great game today. The bowlers set the game up. Grace Harris coming in and bowling that way was excellent. (On what makes Australia tick) Just people standing up at different times. Someone like Ash Gardner did not bowl as many overs today but she can perform that role too. I enjoyed the 3 pm start today. Looked like the wicket turned a little more in the afternoon and skidded on later. We adapt as we go. Looking forward to it (the game against South Africa). They have some world-class players. We will take a bit of a break tomorrow and come back again after it. The support has been incredible (for us) and please keep it coming.
Alyssa Healy, Player of the Match: Tough going at times but nice to get the points. Nice to play a good game as a group. (On her partnership with Mooney) I just think we complement each other quite nicely. The left-right combination also helps. She hits unique pockets and that is what makes her so good. We trust one another out there. The wicket played pretty well. It stayed a little low and took a bit of a turn. It stayed true throughout. We have the likes of Jess Jonassen sitting on the bench and that shows the strength we have.
AUS WMN vs SL WMN Highlights today, Thursday 16-2-2023. 11th Match, Group 1, St George’s Park, Gqeberha, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
Toss: AUS WMN chose to field.
Australia Women team: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Grace Harris, Georgia Wareham, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown.
Sri Lanka Women team: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Nilakshi de Silva, Maisha Shehani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Ama Kanchana, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasooriya.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 6
Australia Women Won: 6
Sri Lanka Women Won: 0
Australia Women T20I Rankings: 1st
Sri Lanka Women T20I Rankings: 8th
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
Australia Women WWWW-
Sri Lanka Women WWLWL
Match Timings: 1:00 PM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Anna Harris, Jacqueline Williams
TV Umpire – Kim Cotton
Match Referee – GS Lakshmi
Reserve Umpire – Sue Redfern
Match number – WT20I no. 1366