Australia Women would want to carry their confident show against Sri Lanka as well    Getty Images
Australia Women would want to carry their confident show against Sri Lanka as well Getty Images

Australia began their title defence in clinical fashion thrashing West Indies by 8 wickets. Carrying forward their confidence, Australia will take on Sri Lanka in match 8 of ICC Women s World Cup 2017 at County Ground in Bristol. The live telecast of the match will be shown on Fox Sports and Channel Eye in Australia and Sri Lanka respectively. The streaming in these countries will be available on www.channeleye.lk and www.foxsports.com.au. Nicole Bolton s century coupled with Beth Mooney s fifty, made the chase to 204 easier for Australia. Jess Jonassen, Ellyse Perry and Kristen Beams kept West Indies on toes at regular intervals.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have plenty to reflect upon. Their dismal show would have dented their confidence coming to clash against the best of the world. Sri Lankan bowlers were unable to adapt to the England conditions, despite boasting of plenty of spinners. Chamari Atapattu was once again the go-to-batter for Inoka Ranaweera while Chandima Gunaratne was the only bowler who could disrupt New Zealand s momentum. After a forgettable outing, Sri Lanka would want to start afresh and hope to get a win here. Sri Lanka openers did get the start, scampering the New Zealand plans. But Holly Huddleston got the better of the islanders.

Meg Lanning and co. were not just par with their batting and bowling but also notched it up with fielding.

Sri Lanka, who ended the previous edition at No.5 do not have too much to boast about apart from ending the World Cup Qualifiers at No. 3 spot. A win here for Sri Lanka against Australia might do a world of good for them.