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Sri Lanka, Scotland gear up for big final that decides Women’s T20 World Cup groups



Sri Lanka’s unbeaten run to the finals

Sri Lanka have maintained their reputation by securing five consecutive victories, but despite that, they have not had it easy. They were given more than a minor scare by UAE’s Esha Oza in the semi-final, with their skipper’s knock nearly taking the game out of Sri Lanka’s hands.

“Udeshika [Prabhodhani] bowled really well, so we got her [Esha Oza’s] wicket. That wicket was massive for us, because otherwise we would have missed the World Cup,” Chamari Athapaththu said ahead of the final, reflecting on a tense moment in the semi-final clash.

“As a captain, I am tensed [about such hiccups], but the players and the staff were very happy with our performance because we won the semi-final, even if it was at the last moment.”

Earlier in Group A when these teams met, Sri Lanka registered a comfortable ten-wicket win after bowling Scotland out for 94.

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