Eire’s Lara Maritz took three wickets for only one run
Girls’s T20 warm-up, Antigua
Sri Lanka: 85 (18.2 overs): Madushika 31; Maritz 3-1
Eire: 86-2 (13.2 overs): Shillington 50
Eire win by eight wickets

Eire continued preparations for the Girls’s World T20 with an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Antigua.

Sri Lanka seemed in management on 66-2 within the 12th over however the world quantity eight facet collapsed to 85 all out.

Australia-born Celeste Raack took her first two wickets for Eire and teenager Lara Maritz was the choose of the Irish bowlers with three wickets.

Veteran opener Clare Shillington scored an unbeaten half-century to steer her facet to a snug victory.

Of their second warm-up match within the West Indies, Eire’s prime order adopted up Sunday’s six-wicket defeat by Bangladesh with a extra disciplined batting efficiency to go with their spectacular bowling assault.

The opening-over departure of Cecelia Joyce did not hamper the run chase as Shillington produced an aesthetic 50 off 39 balls to anchor the innings and group captain Laura Delany clinched the victory with a boundary.

Eire’s World T20 group fixtures
11 November Australia Guyana, 20:00 GMT
13 November Pakistan Guyana, 20:00 GMT
15 November India Guyana, 20:00 GMT
17 November New Zealand Guyana, 20:00 GMT

Within the opening session, leg-spinner Raack, a newcomer to the squad, took two wickets in her second look for Eire and she or he additionally compelled the run out of Sri Lanka’s prime scorer Hasini Madushika.

The late introduction of Maritz was additionally decisive because the 17-year-old claimed two wickets in her first over after which returned to interrupt the resistance of Oshadhi Ranasinghe within the 19th over.

Aaron Hamilton’s facet will journey to their base in Guyana on Thursday to finalise preparations for his or her opening Group B match towards Australia on Sunday, 11 November.

Eire, who’re 10th within the T20I world rankings, will probably be making their third World Cup look and also will play New Zealand, India and Pakistan within the spherical robin part.


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