Maia Bouchier swats venomless bouncer over square leg

Rain delayed the toss in in the third and final ODI in Leicester, but when it relented, Sri Lanka inserted England and reduced the hosts to 18/2 inside the first five overs. At this point, Sciver-Brunt joined forces with Maia Bouchier and the duo blazed off the blocks, taking the team to 72/2 in 10 overs despite the top-order wobble. They added 193 runs off just 20 overs and the mammoth partnership was eventually broken when Bouchier was nabbed in front by Kavisha Dilhari. By then, Sciver-Brunt had galloped to her century off 66 balls, making it the quickest ODI ton by an England women.

Sciver-Brunt stroked a scintillating 120 off just 74 balls in a 31 overs-per-side rain-affected game. The No.1 ranked batter and all-rounder in the ICC Women’s Player Rankings, Sciver was at the top of her game on Thursday as she unfurled some marvelous shots on her way to an exceptional hundred in her 100th ODI.

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