England Women Win ODI Series 4-0

November 18, 2016

England women completed a 4-0 one-day series whitewash as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 162 runs in the final match in Colombo.

Nat Sciver (77) and Danni Hazell (45) helped England recover from 58-6 to post 240-9 on Thursday before rain forced the game into a reserve day.

Laura Marsh took 4-21, including her 100th ODI wicket, and Hazell 3-21 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 78.

England secured qualification for the 2017 World Cup in the second ODI.

"It was nice, in the face of a potential collapse, to turn it around and win," captain Heather Knight said.

"We've had a really good year and I think the girls are really starting to take responsibility and grow into their roles."

New Zealand have also guaranteed World Cup qualification with a seven-wicket defeat of Pakistan in Nelson.

(BBC)



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