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New Zealand women's cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2023

New Zealand women's cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2023
 
  Sri Lanka New Zealand
Dates 27 June 2023 – 12 July 2023
Captains Chamari Athapaththu Sophie Devine
One Day International series
Results Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Chamari Athapaththu (248) Sophie Devine (194)
Most wickets Oshadi Ranasinghe (4) Lea Tahuhu (5)
Player of the series Chamari Athapaththu (SL)
Twenty20 International series
Results New Zealand won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Harshitha Samarawickrama (84) Suzie Bates (133)
Most wickets Inoka Ranaweera (4)
Inoshi Priyadharshani (4)
Lea Tahuhu (4)
Player of the series Suzie Bates (NZ)

The New Zealand women's cricket team toured Sri Lanka in June and July 2023 to play three One Day International (ODI) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.[1][2] The ODI series formed part of the 2022–2025 ICC Women's Championship.[3][4] On 18 May 2023, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the schedule of the tour.[5]

Sri Lanka won the ODI series 2–1.[6] It was Sri Lanka's first bilateral series victory over New Zealand.[7]

Squads

 Sri Lanka[8][9]  New Zealand[10]

On 19 June 2023, Jess Kerr was ruled out of the tour with a broken toe.[11] Leigh Kasperek was named in New Zealand's squad as her replacement.[12][13]

ODI series

1st ODI

27 June 2023
10:00
Scorecard
New Zealand 
170/5 (28 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
172/1 (27 overs)
Amelia Kerr 40 (51)
Kavisha Dilhari 1/26 (5 overs)
Chamari Athapaththu 108* (83)
Sophie Devine 1/20 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (DLS method)
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Gamini Dissanayake (SL) and Nimali Perera (SL)
Player of the match: Chamari Athapaththu (SL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Sri Lanka were set a revised target of 172 runs from 28 overs due to rain.
  • Women's Championship points: Sri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0.

2nd ODI

30 June 2023
10:00
Scorecard
New Zealand 
329/7 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
218 (48.4 overs)
Sophie Devine 137 (121)
Oshadi Ranasinghe 3/68 (10 overs)
Kavisha Dilhari 84 (98)
Lea Tahuhu 4/31 (8 overs)
New Zealand won by 111 runs
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Shantha Fonseka (SL) and Dedunu Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Sophie Devine (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Women's Championship points: New Zealand 2, Sri Lanka 0.

3rd ODI

3 July 2023
10:00
Scorecard
New Zealand 
127/2 (31 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
196/2 (26.5 overs)
Suzie Bates 63* (87)
Oshadi Ranasinghe 1/22 (5 overs)
Chamari Athapaththu 140* (80)
Lea Tahuhu 1/29 (6 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (DLS method)
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Nimali Perera (SL)
Player of the match: Chamari Athapaththu (SL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Sri Lanka were set a revised target of 196 runs from 29 overs due to rain.
  • Women's Championship points: Sri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0.

T20I series

1st T20I

8 July 2023
10:00
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
106/9 (20 overs)
v
 New Zealand
107/5 (18.5 overs)
Vishmi Gunaratne 26 (28)
Amelia Kerr 2/18 (4 overs)
Suzie Bates 44 (47)
Inoshi Priyadharshani 3/17 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
P. Sara Oval, Colombo
Umpires: Chamara de Soysa (SL) and Dedunu Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Suzie Bates (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.

2nd T20I

10 July 2023
10:00
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
118/6 (20 overs)
v
 New Zealand
119/2 (18.4 overs)
Hasini Perera 33 (36)
Lea Tahuhu 4/21 (4 overs)
Suzie Bates 52 (53)
Kavisha Dilhari 1/22 (3 overs)
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
P. Sara Oval, Colombo
Umpires: Ravindra Kottahachchi (SL) and Nimali Perera (SL)
Player of the match: Lea Tahuhu (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.

3rd T20I

12 July 2023
10:00
Scorecard
New Zealand 
140/9 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
143/0 (14.3 overs)
Sophie Devine 46 (25)
Inoka Ranaweera 3/15 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
P. Sara Oval, Colombo
Umpires: Chandrika Amarasinghe (SL) and Dedunu Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Chamari Athapaththu (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Imesha Dulani (SL) made her T20I debut.

References

  1. ^ "Women's Future Tours Programme" (PDF). International Cricket Council. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  2. ^ "New Zealand Women's Cricket Team to Tour Sri Lanka for ODI and T20I Series". Cricket News. Retrieved 4 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka set to host New Zealand for white-ball series in June-July". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  4. ^ "Women's FTP for 2022-25 announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 June 2023.
  5. ^ "New Zealand Women's Tour of Sri Lanka 2023 | Itinerary". Sri Lanka Cricket. 18 May 2023. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Athapaththu slams 80-ball 140 as Sri Lanka ease past New Zealand". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  7. ^ "Chamari Athapaththu becomes first Sri Lankan to top women's ODI rankings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  8. ^ "Sri Lanka name spin-heavy squad for New Zealand ODIs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  9. ^ "Sri Lanka Women's T20 squad for New Zealand Series". Sri Lanka Cricket. 6 July 2023. Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  10. ^ "Mair, Gaze return for tour to Sri Lanka". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 15 June 2023.
  11. ^ "New Zealand quick out of Sri Lanka tour as off-spinner returns". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 19 June 2023.
  12. ^ "Leigh Kasperek replaces injured Jess Kerr for Sri Lanka tour". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 June 2023.
  13. ^ "Kerr ruled out of Sri Lanka tour | Kasperek recalled". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 19 June 2023.
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