Australia and Sri Lanka are taking on each other in the 11th match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first. Lanning’s teammates backed her decision really well as Grace Harris and Elysse Perry combined to dismiss Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu in the fifth over of the Sri Lanka innings.
Harris pulled off a stunning catch and helped Perry draw the first blood. As Atahapaththu came charging down to Perry and tried to play a lofted shot towards long-on, she could not time her shot long enough. As a result, the ball went high up in the air. Harris, who was at mid-on ran a couple of yards to her right and then dived full-length to get a hold of the ball.
Harris not only pulled off this stunning catch but she also bowled an economical spell. In her three overs, Harris only conceded 7 runs and also scalped two wickets. Meanwhile, Megan Schutt stole the show for the Aussies with the ball as the veteran pacer bagged 4 wickets.
On the back of these clinical bowling performances, Australia restricted Sri Lanka to 112/8 in their 20 overs. The Meg Lanning-led team then chased the target with sheer ease in 15.5 overs and with ten wickets left. Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney scored half-centuries. While Healy scored a 43-ball 54*, Mooney remained unbeaten on 56 (53). This was Australia's third win in three games.