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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Group A Match 17

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Group A Match 17 by 11ic

Sri Lanka Women vs. New Zealand Women is the 17th game of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup. Group A is known as the "Group of Death" among the two groups we had during the league stages of this tournament. With only one semi-final spot left up for grabs after Australia secured the top spot with their victory over South Africa, it has undoubtedly survived up to its billing. After losing to Australia, the hosts were put in a vulnerable position when they also missed to Sri Lanka in the tournament's opening match.

In terms of Sri Lanka, that outcome was a huge boost. Prior to receiving a reality check from the defending champions, they went on to defeat Bangladesh in their following match. The group will be aware that they must concentrate on their accomplishments so far in the competition.

After their disappointing loss to South Africa, Sri Lanka will need to step up if they want things to transform for the better. So far, their bowlers have not really made many mistakes. Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, and Hayley Jensen have all had success working with Jess Kerr. To keep one department largely organized, Fran Jones, Amelia Kerr, and Eden Carlson have also kept their workspaces neat.

So far, New Zealand is in danger of being eliminated. They're done if they don't win this game. If Sri Lanka prevails in this match, they will be guaranteed a place in the semifinals. The hosts, who are eagerly anticipating this match, will be rooting for the White Ferns to triumph and keep both teams alive in the competition.

Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women

In terms of New Zealand, better late than never. While they didn't have the best of starts to the tournament, they saved their best for last to give themselves a comprehensive win, boosting their net run rate to keep them alive. In the first innings, Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr set up the partnership, but Sri Lanka was bowled out by the bowlers as they ran riot. Early in the powerplay, Gunaratne, de Silva, and Harshitha all left, leaving their team struggling at 24-3 at one point. The White Ferns' initiative was launched by Carson, Rowe, and Jess Kerr.

It all fell apart for the Sri Lankans rather quickly after Amelia Kerr struck with a devastating blow to discharge Chamari Athapathu. Only Malsha Shehani, besides the captain, was able to reach double digits in runs. Lea Tahuhu entered the fray, took a few wickets, and quickly overtook other players to take the tournament's most wickets. Before Amelia Kerr put an end to it, Fran Jonas made her mark and helped New Zealand keep its tournament hopes alive by eliminating Sri Lanka. Match 17 is lowest score in a T20 World Cup for Sri Lanka.

Match 17 of The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 happened at The Boland Park multi-purpose stadium in Paarl, South Africa.

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