The New Zealand women’s cricket team have won their first game of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Perth, Australia.
New Zealand was too strong, winning by 7 wickets in the end.
Captain Sophie Devine led the New Zealand women’s cricket team batting with an unbeaten 75 to ensure they chased down the 128 runs required for victory with 14 balls to spare.
It was her sixth straight half-century in T20 cricket.
Earlier, the Sri Lankin openers Chamari Athapaththu and Hasini Madushika gave Sri Lanka a brisk start with a stand of 60. However, the introduction of Hayley Jensen’s bowling turned the game. Her 3-16 put paid to their hopes of a big total.
In the end, New Zealand’s bowlers slowed down Sri Lanka’s momentum and restricted them to 127-7.
New Zealand’s next game is against India, who beat Australia in their first game, on Thursday.