After a comfortable 3-0 win in the T20I series, the Australia Women look to replicate it during the ODI series against Sri Lanka Women starting on Saturday. The way Aussie Women have been playing in the last 2 years or so, it will quite tough for a top side to defeat them. Hence, the Sri Lankan Women would be far from getting their maiden win in Australia and also over the Australians. Chamari Atapattu’s hundred was the only moment to cheer for the visitors during the T20I series defeat.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the ODI series between Australia Women and Sri Lanka Women:
1 – Sri Lanka Women has won only one of the 15 matches they have played in the ongoing ICC Women’s ODI Championship 2017-2021. No other side has won less than five matches in this championship thus far.
4 – Number of ODIs that the Sri Lanka Women played in Australia; all during the 2009 Women’s World Cup. The Lankan team lost in all those four matches and also lost the three T20Is they played in Australia in the ongoing tour.
4 – Alyssa Healy has scored fifty-plus runs in each of her last four ODI innings. If she scores 50+ runs in all three matches of the series against Sri Lanka, Healy will become the 2nd woman after Mithali Raj with seven consecutive 50+ scores in ODI cricket. Meg Lanning also scored 50+ runs in her last three ODI innings.
8 – Sri Lanka Women faced off Australia Women in eight ODI matches thus far and ended up losing all those eight. Australia Women also won all the five T20Is they played against the Lankan Women including the three matches last week.
15 – Australia Women all the 15 ODI matches they played since the start of 2018. If they win the series against Sri Lanka Women by 3-0 margin, they will register the longest winning streak for any team in Women’s ODI cricket. The record is held by Australia Women only who won 17 consecutive ODIs between 1997 and 1999.
95 – Jess Jonassen is five wickets away from becoming the 4th Australia Woman and the 19th woman overall with 100+ wickets in the ODI format. Jonassen will become the 2nd fastest bowler to 100 ODI wickets in Women’s cricket if she takes those five wickets in next two matches.
1976 – Shashikala Siriwardene needs 24 more runs to become the 2nd Sri Lankan Woman to amass 2000+ ODI runs after Chamari Atapattu (2495).
2998 – Runs Ellyse Perry has aggregated in her ODI career till date. She needs two more runs to become the 5th Australia to complete 3000 ODI runs in Women’s cricket.
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