CANADA WOMEN vs SRI LANKA WOMEN
It was a difficult day for Canada's National Women's team as they faced off against tournament favourties Sri Lanka in their opening match at the ICC Women's World T20 Qualifier in Ireland.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Canadians were pegged back immediately and with regularity as opener Suthershini Savanantham (13) was the only batter to reach double figures.
At the close of the innings, Canada has only managed 44 runs from 17.5 overs, a target that was met easily by Sri Lanka, getting over the line in the 7th over for the loss of 1 wicket.
The match marked the first time Canada's Women have played in an ICC global qualifying tournament.
Prior to the match, former national team member and Women's head coach, George Codrington recognized that his team was nervously excited to be playing at this higher standard of competition and noted that the players were cognicent of the historical nature of the match and how it related to the future development of Women's cricket in Canada.
Looking ahead, Canada will look to shake off any opening day jitters when they take on home side Ireland on Thursday.
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