Shooting Stars seal clean sweep in SL

Redmayne stars at the top of the order while King produces another stunning display to lead tourists to a 3-0 series victory

The Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars have continued their unbeaten run against Sri Lanka’s emerging cricketers with a 112-run win in their one-day clash at FTZ Cricket Ground in Colombo on Monday.

Having set the home side 262 runs to win, Australia’s bowlers put on another impressive display with the ball to restrict Sri Lanka to 9-149 from 50 overs.

The Shooting Stars batters dominated again //
The Shooting Stars batters dominated again //

Kushanthi Liyanage (24), Janam Kawshalya (22) and Roshina Perera (20) all made starts but a steady flow of wickets hurt the home side as Australia captain Jemma Barsby made use of her strong attack, putting to work all ten bowlers.

Georgia Wareham (2-24) and Alana King (2-12) were the leading wicket takers, while Western Australia’s Heather Graham (1-2) conceded a miserly two runs from her five overs.

Earlier in the day it was opener Georgia Redmayne (76) who led the way for Australia with her second half-century of the tour.

figure data-mode="aspect-fit-only">King and Wareham led the wicket taking //
King and Wareham led the wicket taking //

Heather Graham (44), Barsby (51) and King (58 not out) provided strong support as Australia’s batters continued their dominance on the island nation.

The two teams will now shift their focus to the shorter format of the game with the first of three Twenty20s beginning on Thursday. 

Shooting Stars squad: Jemma Barsby (Qld/Heat), Maitlan Brown (ACT/Renegades), Piepa Cleary (WA/Scorchers), Tess Cooper (Qld/Heat), Heather Graham (WA/Scorchers), Mikayla Hinkley (NSW/Thunder) (pending fitness), Alana King (Vic/Stars), Tahlia McGrath (SA/Strikers), Georgia Redmayne (Tas/Hurricanes), Lauren Smith (NSW/Sixers), Rachel Trenaman (NSW), Belinda Vakarewa (NSW/Thunder), Georgia Wareham (Vic/Renegades)

Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars v Sri Lanka schedule

30 March: First ODI, Moors, Colombo - Australia won by 7 wickets

1 April: Second ODI, Moors, Colombo - Australia won by 100 runs

3 April: Third ODI, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo - Australia won by 112 runs

6 April: First T20, Bloomfield, Colombo

8 April: Second T20, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo

10 April: Third T20, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo

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