Sri Lanka women beat England in World Cup match

The Sri Lanka women’s cricket team beat England by one wicket in a Women’s World Cup match in Mumbai today.

Defending champions England smashed 59 runs in the last five overs, which saw them recover from a dismal start to post a competitive 238 for eight in their ICC Women’s World Cup match against Sri Lanka.

Rocked by the loss of three quick wickets against a side that has not beaten them in eight previous encounters, England staged a comeback through their fourth and sixth-wicket pairs in the Group A match at the Brabourne Stadium.

Struggling at 29 for three, Arran Brindle (31) and Heather Knight (38) steadied the England innings with a partnership of 64 for the fourth wicket in 100 balls.

After the loss of this duo in a span of overs, it was left to Jenny Gunn (52 off 71 balls) and Amy Jones (41) to carry on the good effort with a stand of 83 in 101 balls for the sixth wicket.

Later, the tail wagged as England added 59 runs in the last 30 deliveries, with Katherine Brunt making a quick 12 off five balls and Danielle Hazell chipping in with an unbeaten 19 of eight.

For Lanka, Kaushalya Lokusooriya, Chamani Senevirathne and captain Shashikala Siriwardene picked up two wickets apiece.

 

 

England Women 238/8 (50 ov)

Sri Lanka Women 244/9 (50.0 ov)

Sri Lanka Women won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)

 

England Women innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CM Edwards* b Kaushalya 9 15 2 0 60.00
View dismissal DN Wyatt lbw b Seneviratna 15 18 3 0 83.33
View dismissal A Brindle run out (SS Weerakkody/Dolawatte) 31 64 3 0 48.43
View dismissal LS Greenway lbw b Seneviratna 2 7 0 0 28.57
View dismissal HC Knight b Dolawatte 38 62 2 0 61.29
View dismissal JL Gunn c †Surangika b Kaushalya 52 71 4 0 73.23
View dismissal A Jones b Siriwardene 41 49 4 0 83.67
View dismissal KH Brunt c Mendis b Siriwardene 12 5 1 1 240.00
D Hazell not out 19 8 3 0 237.50
HL Colvin not out 4 1 1 0 400.00
Extras (lb 3, w 12) 15
Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 238 (4.76 runs per over)
Did not bat GA Elwiss
Fall of wickets 1-22 (Edwards, 4.5 ov), 2-26 (Wyatt, 5.4 ov), 3-29 (Greenway, 7.5 ov), 4-93 (Brindle, 24.3 ov),5-114 (Knight, 30.1 ov), 6-197 (Gunn, 46.6 ov), 7-203 (Jones, 47.5 ov), 8-223 (Brunt, 49.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets LE Kaushalya 9 1 49 2 5.44 (3w)
SS Weerakkody 4 0 20 0 5.00 (2w)
View wickets CR Seneviratna 8 0 35 2 4.37 (1w)
S Ravikumar 9 0 35 0 3.88
View wickets HASD Siriwardene 10 0 62 2 6.20 (2w)
View wicket SK Dolawatte 10 0 34 1 3.40
 

Sri Lanka Women innings (target: 239 runs from 50 overs)

R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Jayangani c Hazell b Brindle 62 72 7 1 86.11
View dismissal BYA Mendis c Colvin b Brunt 46 90 6 0 51.11
View dismissal HASD Siriwardene* c Greenway b Elwiss 34 45 4 0 75.55
View dismissal PM Weerakkody b Elwiss 1 5 0 0 20.00
View dismissal SK Dolawatte c Greenway b Brunt 4 10 0 0 40.00
View dismissal LE Kaushalya run out (Elwiss) 56 41 5 3 136.58
View dismissal CR Seneviratna b Gunn 14 23 1 0 60.86
View dismissal SS Weerakkody c †Jones b Brindle 0 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal HMD Rasangika c Elwiss b Hazell 9 8 1 0 112.50
MADD Surangika not out 8 5 0 1 160.00
S Ravikumar not out 0 0 0 0
Extras (w 10) 10
Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 244 (4.88 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-103 (Jayangani, 23.1 ov), 2-142 (Mendis, 32.2 ov), 3-145 (PM Weerakkody, 33.5 ov),4-153 (Siriwardene, 35.5 ov), 5-157 (Dolawatte, 38.1 ov), 6-197 (Seneviratna, 44.6 ov), 7-206 (SS Weerakkody, 45.5 ov),8-229 (Rasangika, 48.5 ov), 9-238 (Kaushalya, 49.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets KH Brunt 10 0 36 2 3.60 (5w)
View wickets GA Elwiss 7 0 37 2 5.28 (2w)
View wicket D Hazell 9 0 44 1 4.88 (1w)
HL Colvin 8 0 47 0 5.87
View wickets A Brindle 9 0 38 2 4.22 (1w)
View wicket JL Gunn 5 0 32 1 6.40 (1w)
DN Wyatt 2 0 8 0 4.00
Match details
Toss Sri Lanka Women, who chose to field
Points Sri Lanka Women 2, England Women 0
Women’s ODI debut A Jones (England Women)