Mahika Gaur made a stunning ODI debut for England Women against Sri Lanka on Saturday, taking 4/22 to help her side to a comfortable victory.

Gaur, a 19-year-old left-arm spinner, was called up to the squad after a string of impressive performances for the England Women's Academy. She did not disappoint, bowling with great control and accuracy to claim the wickets of Hasini Perera, Chamari Atapattu, Nilakshi de Silva, and Kavisha Dilhari.

Gaur was well-supported by the rest of the England bowling attack, with Katherine Brunt taking 3/20 and Sophie Ecclestone taking 2/18. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 113 in just 37.4 overs.

England made light work of the chase, reaching their target in just 18.1 overs with the loss of two wickets. Lauren Winfield-Hill top-scored with 50, while Tammy Beaumont made 41.

Gaur's Performance

Gaur's performance was particularly impressive given that she was making her ODI debut. She showed great composure and skill to bowl out some of Sri Lanka's best batters.

Gaur's success is a testament to the strength of the England Women's development system. The Academy has produced a number of world-class players in recent years, including Gaur's teammates Ecclestone and Danni Wyatt.

Conclusion

England Women secured a comfortable victory over Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the series, thanks in no small part to Mahika Gaur's stunning debut performance. Gaur is a bright prospect for the future of English cricket, and she will be looking to build on her success in the remaining matches of the series.

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