Amy Jones eyes three-figure mark

Dubai: England wicketkeeper-batter Amy Jones scored the fifties in each of the two matches of the ICC Women’s Championship one-day international series against Sri Lanka, with one match to spare.

Jones, however, regrets that she has not been able to convert those half-centuries into bigger contributions, but is pleased about the victories.

A 71-ball 79 from Jones helped the side to secure a 154-run victory in the opening match and then her 54 off 39 balls in the second took England over the line with a comfortable six-wicket win.

“I feel in good form with the bat at the moment and I am enjoying the fast outfields, but any time you pass 50 you do want to go on and make three figures. Hopefully, if I keep doing what I am doing and working hard the rewards will come,” ICC quoted Jones, as saying.

After losing two ODIs against India, England have won every single match including the third ODI and three T20Is against India. To keep up the winning run, England is targetting to hand whitewash to Sri Lanka and bag two more ICC Women’s Championship points.

“It is nice to have another two points in the bag in the ICC Women’s Championship and it is important to win the series, as well. We have got one more ODI in Colombo and we want to be at our best for that game too,” she said.

England, with an unassailable lead 2-0 in the series, will meet Sri Lanka for the third ODI on March 21 at Katunayake.