Windiescricket.com – The West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets in a low-scoring thriller at the Western Province Cricket Club.
Sri Lanka scored 107 all out in 20 overs. Nilakshi Silva top-scored with 29 (26) followed by Harshitha Samarawickrama 16 (20). Hayley Matthews finished with figures of 4-0-17-3 followed by Afy Fletcher with 4-0-12-2. West Indies got to the 108-run target with two balls to spare, thanks to a top-score of 46 (48) from skipper Hayley Matthews and 16 (14) not out from Chinelle Henry. Bowling for Sri Lanka Kaveesha Dilhari finished with figures of 3-0-11-1 and Malsha Shehani with 2-0-11-1.
The West Indies will take on England Women on Saturday February 11 at Boland Park in Paarl. First ball is at 3pm (9am Eastern Caribbean/8am Jamaica)
The eighth edition of the marquee event will begin on 10 February with hosts South Africa taking on Sri Lanka. West Indies have been drawn in Group 2 alongside England, India, Pakistan and Ireland.