Tammy Beaumont eases England home in T20 hammering of Sri Lanka

Tammy Beaumont hit an unbeaten half-century to help England cruise to an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first Twenty20 International in Colombo.

Linsey Smith took three for 18, while Freya Davies and Anya Shrubsole each claimed two wickets as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 94 from 19 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat.

Only three Sri Lanka players reached double figures, with the No 9 Oshadi Ranasinghe top scoring with 20 not out from 24 deliveries. Hansima Karunaratne made 19 from 35 balls before being bowled by Davies.

Sri Lanka’s total never looked like posing England any problems and, although Danielle Wyatt was dismissed for 15 and Amy Jones was run out for 18, Beaumont hit six fours in a 43-ball 50 to ensure victory with 34 balls to spare.

The second T20 takes place in Colombo on Tuesday and England will be looking to continue their dominance having already won the one-day series 3-0.