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Hayley Matthews helps West Indies storm into semi-finals

17 Nov 2018, 13:42 GMT+10

West Indies women 187 for 5 (Matthews 62, Dottin 49) beat Sri Lanka women 104 ( Atapattu 44, Matthews 3-16) by 83 runs

Sri Lanka were caned by Hayley Matthews, first with the bat at the start of the match, and then with the ball at the end as they crashed out of the tournament with an 83-run loss against West Indies. The result also meant that the last two semi-final qualification spots were sealed, with England and West Indies going through from Group A with a game each to spare.

Matthews was imperious in the Powerplay after West Indies had elected to bat, racing to 49 as she and Deandra Dottin made 72 runs in the first six overs. Sri Lanka had conceded that many against Bangladesh in 20 overs during their last game at the same venue. With three changes, most crucially the ouster of seamer Sripali Weerakkody, they struggled to settle in the face of West Indies' assault against an attack that was almost exclusively made of spin bowlers.

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