In the second ODI, which was contested on Saturday, June 30, New Zealand bowler Eden Carson established a strange mark versus Sri Lanka Women. To everyone’s astonishment, the Kiwi spinner bowled 11 over. The blunder went unnoticed by the match authorities and even the umpires who were on the field as Carson proceeded on to bowl 11 overs and gave up 41 runs while taking two wickets.
The New Zealand Women got the toss thus decided to bat first earlier in the game. They set a lofty goal of 330 runs in their allotted 50 overs. Amelia Kerr as well as captain Sophie Devine’s outstanding 229-run third-wicket partnership was the pinnacle of their effort. Sophie Devine scored an incredible 137 runs, while Kerr also reached her hundred and went on to score 108 runs during her stay at the crease.
Oshadi Ranasinghe, who took 3 scalps for the Sri Lanka Women’s team, was the team’s standout bowler from a bowling standpoint. With two wickets, Udeshika Prabodhani also made a contribution but still it was a huge task for their batters to chase down a momentous target of 330 runs and required a massive partnership. The Sri Lanka women were hoping to give some fight and build a massive partnership similar to what Devine and Kerr did in the first innings.
Bizarre incident during the second Innings
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The Sri Lanka Women had a terrible start as they attempted to reach the enormous mark of 330 runs, as the New Zealand Women were on point with their line and length and were picking up wickets at regular intervals. Throughout the chase, they had trouble getting into a rhythm and never seemed at ease. Despite the difficulties, Kavisha Dilhari had great fortitude and played a fantastic innings of 84 runs.
None of the remaining batters even managed to score a total of 20 runs, therefore they all failed to make a big contribution. Lea Tahuhu, the bowler for the New Zealand Women’s team, excelled, taking 4 wickets. As was already established, Carson added significantly with his two wickets in her 11-over spell.