England bought off to a dominant begin within the first Metro Bank ODI as they bowled Sri Lanka out for 106 at Chester-le-Street.
It was a morning to recollect for debutants Mahika Gaur and Lauren Filer as each bowlers took three wickets every together with Sarah Glenn, whereas Alice Capsey picked up the opposite.
Gaur claimed her first ODI wicket when she took the highest of Chamari Athapaththu’s off-stump within the fifth over to dismiss the influential captain earlier than shortly sending Anushka Sanjeewani’s center stump flying.
Sri Lanka’s troubles additional deepened when Glenn got here into the assault within the eleventh over and made an on the spot impression to pin Vishmi Gunaratne lbw.
Filer then struck when Hasini Perera feathered the ball to Amy Jones behind the stumps and her debut bought even higher with two wickets within the twentieth over to spark Sri Lanka’s collapse.
The 22-year-old had Kavisha Dilhari caught behind with Jones making a positive seize to her proper after which dismissed Nilakshi de Silva the next ball similarly.
Harshitha Samarawickrama seemed to get Sri Lanka as much as a aggressive whole, however she fell for 35 off Alice Capsey after a evaluation confirmed the ball simply brushing her bat on the best way by way of to Jones.
And simply after Sri Lanka introduced up their 100, Glenn earned her second with one other thinly-edged ball effectively taken by Jones earlier than bowling Achini Kulasuriya.
Gaur wrapped the innings get one by way of the gate to bowl Udeshika Prabodhani and set England a 107-run goal.