Australia Women cruised to a 9 wicket win against Sri Lanka Women in their group A Women’s World T20 encounter in New Delhi improving their chances to reach the semi-finals.
The defeat leaves the Sri Lankan women behind New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and just ahead of Ireland in the points table with only one win in three games.
Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka posted 123/8 in their allotted 20 overs with Chamari Attapattu and Dilani Manodara making 38 runs each with a 74 run second wicket stand but the remaining players failed to contribute enough to post a challenging total.
In reply, the Australian Women reached their target losing just 1 wicket in 17.4 overs to register a comfortable win.
Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani made unbeaten half centuries to revive their World T20 campaign following their loss to New Zealand.
Australia are now placed second in the table with two wins from three games while New Zealand have emulated their male counterparts as the White Ferns are at the summit of group A with 3 wins in as many games sealing their spot in the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka meanwhile finds it almost impossible to make it to the last four with a game against South Africa remaining.