England women cruised to a eight-wicket victory against Sri Lanka, disregarding the hosts for just 94 at the first Twenty20 at Colombo.

Opener Tammy Beaumont hit an unbeaten 50 to pass 1,000 international T 20 runs because the vacationers hauled off the mark in just 14.2 overs.

Spinner Linsey Smith took 3-18, her most useful England characters within this arrangement.

Shrubsole currently has 86 wickets in an average of all 13.96.

“I’m quite delighted to get to 50 and to pass 1,000 runs nonetheless it’s about the team and the most essential things was getting off to a winning start at this series,” said Kent batter Beaumont, 28.

“I’m delighted for Anya as well. She and Dani are very good friends so I’m convinced they’ll love swapping places at the peak of this wicket-taking chart.”

Victory at the opening game of this three-game T 20 series followed England’s 3-0 oneday series whitewash. The following game is on Tuesday in 04:30 GMT.

Analysis

Henry Moeran, BBC Sport at Colombo

On a second humid and hot Colombo morning, this is very much a continuation of these topics that developed through the oneday internationals: England dominance along with Sri Lanka batting frailties.

There were real advantages with the chunk particularly. Linsey Smith’s 3-18 came at a spell that revealed her growing confidence, and there clearly is reassuring resilience from debutant Freya Davies, that conceded early boundaries before fighting to claim 2 wickets.

Beating SriLanka comfortably on this tour wasn’t unexpected, but it is no mean accomplishment for England to have won eight to the bounce in the Indian sub continent.

This is currently their combined best run throughout Mark Robinson’s time accountable.

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