In the fifth match, which was between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, Amy Satterthwaite’s team won the toss and opted to bowl first. Their overall bowling effort restricted Sri Lankans at 98 runs. With 2 overs to spare New Zealand women won the match.
Opting to bowl first New Zealand women restricted Sri Lanka to a total of 98 runs. Thanks to the contributions of S Siriwardene’s 30 runs in 35 balls with five 4s, Athapathatu (12 runs) and Hasini Perera (13 runs) that the team could manage scoring 98 runs. Amelia Kerr displayed the best bowling performance by taking 4 wickets in 3 overs by giving 13 runs.
While chasing this total Maddy Green scored 36 runs in 35 balls with three 4s (retired hurt). Suzie Bates (34 runs) provided the momentum by giving a good start and Haley Jensen (15 not out) finished the game. Udeshika Prabhodhani along with S Siriwardene was the only bowler to take a wicket for Sri Lanka.
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Sri Lanka 98-10 in 20 overs (S Siriwardene 30 runs, Hasini Perera 13 runs, Athapathatu 12 runs, Amelia Kerr 4/13)
New Zealand 99-4 in 18 overs (Maddy Green 36 runs retd hurt, Bates 34 runs, Haley Jensen 15 runs; Udeshika Prabhodhani 1/8)