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ICC strongly defends ODI format – The Island

ICC strongly defends ODI format – The Island

All News Advertisement p The mighty All Blacks are falling Don't Miss Rejected stone becomes corner stone Continue Reading p Commonwealth Games 2022 Dilanka Isuru Kumara won Sri Lanka’s first medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games when he clinched bronze in the men’s 55kgs weight class lifting a total weight of 225kgs in the men’s weightlifting competition on Saturday.Meanwhile in cricket, Alice Capsey’s 44 laid the foundations for England to ease home by five wickets against Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games T20 tournament.Katherine Brunt set the tone for the Sri Lanka innings after England were made to field first by taking a wicket with the very first ball of the match.Two wickets apiece for fellow seamers Issy Wong (2-11) and Freya Kemp (2-14) helped hasten the demise, with three wickets from spinner Sophie Ecclestone helping restrict Sri Lanka to 106 for nine in 20 overs.

The target never looked like not being in reach for the hosts at Edgbaston, but Sri Lanka made things interesting with spinner Inoka Ranaweera taking three wickets.Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu opted to bat first after winning the toss, but her side were one down without a run on the board when Brunt had Vishmi Gunarathne trapped lbw for a golden duck.

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