White Ferns complete Series whitewash


The New Zealand WHITE FERNS made short work of their Sri Lankan opponents in the final contest after electing to bowl first at a warm, sunny but blustery Saxton Oval as a sou’wester buffeted Nelson. Video Scorecard A strong turnout on the banks was treated to watching composed 20-year-old Thamsyn Newton step up for New Zealand with her first three wickets, in her third game. Newton claimed an impressive 3-9 off four overs in her first player-of-the-day performance. The slight Dilani Manodara, at five, had turned heads with an equally impressive reverse sweep for four as she looked to turn up the volume for Sri Lanka in the final outing. But in the 14th over she would be caught at… Read More →

New Zealand women take unbeatable 2-0 lead in T20I series

White Ferns

The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in their Twenty20 International Series — but not without a fight from Sri Lanka. Scorecard As the maiden bilateral T20 Series moved to Nelson, Sri Lanka adapted quicker to fresh conditions, light rain having swept across Saxton Oval ahead of the game. It wasn’t enough to deter captain Suzie Bates from electing to bat but, at 28/3 in the sixth over it was Sri Lanka who, for the first time in the Series, held the early advantage. Opener Bates played a captain’s knock, falling just one ball short of carrying her bat as she was run out off the final delivery of the innings. By then, the player of… Read More →

Score Sheet – 2nd One Day, SL Women Development vs Pakistan Women “A”

Match 2nd Match vs Pakistan A Date 18th November 2015 Toss SL Women won the toss and Elected to Bat Inning – Sri Lanka Women Player Name How Out Runs Balls 4′s 6′s SR Yasoda Mendis LBW 10 7 1 1 142.86 Lasanthi Madushani Caught 64 110 6 0 58.18 Sanduni Abeywickrama Ct WK 19 52 2 0 36.54 Roshini Perera Caught 1 17 0 0 5.88 Imalka Mendis Ct WK 0 2 0 0 0.00 Hansima Karunarathne Run Out 11 26 1 0 42.31 Malsha Shehani Stumped 4 5 0 0 80.00 Chandima Gunarathne LBW 29 43 4 0 67.44 Madushika Meththananda LBW 4 14 0 0 28.57 Sherina Ravikumar Caught 8 17 0 0 47.06 Inoshi Fernando Not… Read More →

White Ferns beat SL Women by 102 runs


The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have made a perfect start in their new magenta T20 uniforms, dominating Sri Lanka by 102 runs at Hagley Oval and posting a record T20 total in the first of their three Twenty20 Internationals. Scorecard Openers Rachel Priest and Suzie Bates got the side off to their customary powerhouse start against the Sri Lankan visitors, the barnstorming Priest slamming three sixes as she put on a WHITE FERNS record with her captain for the first wicket against Sri Lanka, before Priest was trapped just one run short of a half-century. The wicket brought vice captain Devine (54) to the middle in the ninth over. She quickly launched into her work, posting her half century in… Read More →

Convincing win seals clean sweep for New Zealand

both teams observed a minute's silence for Buddhist monk and social activist Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, whose passing was being mourned by Sri Lanka.

The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have taken an historic 5-0 ODI sweep against Sri Lanka after another convincing win in the inaugural bilateral Series, winning the fifth encounter by eight wickets at a crisp Hagley Oval. Scorecard Canterbury spinner Erin Bermingham took a career-best 4-16 as the WHITE FERNS turned the heat up on the visitors — stand-in skipper Chamari Attapattu having elected to bat before both teams observed a minute’s silence for Buddhist monk and social activist Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, whose passing was being mourned by Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan line-up struggled against the WHITE FERNS attack, but clung on for 47.5 overs in the face of sustained pressure as they ground their way to 99 all out. The… Read More →

Pakistan Womens ‘A’ Tour -Match & Practice Schedule 2015

PAKISTAN WOMENS “A’ TOUR -MATCH & PRACTICE SCHEDULE 2015 13th Nov  Arrive 14th Nov 2 Side Nets -  Pakistan “A”Team SSC 9.30-12.30pm   02 Side Nets- SL Development Team SSC 1.30-4.30pm 15th Nov 2 Side Nets – SL  Development Team SSC 09.30-12.30pm   02 Side Nets- Pakistan “A” team SSC 1.30-4.30pm 16th Nov One Day Match-50 overs Colts Grounds 09.50am 17th Nov Rest Day 18th Nov One Day Match 50 overs P.Sara 09.50am 19th Nov Rest Day 20th Nov One Day Match-50 overs P.Sara 09.50 am 21st Nov Rest Day   22nd Nov T20 -1 RPICS 10.00am 23rd Nov Practice NCC – SL 10.00-12.00pm   Practice NCC – PAK 2.00-4.00pm 24th Nov T202 P.Sara 09.30am T20- 3 2.00pm 25th Nov… Read More →

Morna magic in 10-wicket win


The New Zealand WHITE FERNS continued their domination of Sri Lanka with the second 10-wicket win of their inaugural ODI Series — helped by a maiden five-wicket bag from leading spinner Morna Nielsen in the fourth One-Day International. The win takes the WHITE FERNS’ lead to 4-0 in the historic contest.  Scorecard A fixture in the side since 2010, 25-year-old Nielsen’s previous best was 3-12. That was bettered as she combined with Anna Peterson to take three wickets in the space of 11 balls through the middle, then eclipsed — as teammates nervously held their breath — by the second to last ball of her lean 10 overs. Player of the match as she snuck into the list of top 10 all-time… Read More →

Shashikala injured, Chamari appointed as Captain

Chamari Atapattu

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that Captain of the Women’s National Team Shashikala Siriwardene was injured while batting in the last match. A delivery crushed her right thumb resulting in a displaced fracture. As advised by the doctor she will be immobilized for 4 weeks. Oshadi Ranasinghe will join the team as a replacement. Chamari Atapattu has been appointed as the Captain and Sripali Weerakkody as the Vice Captain of the team.

A Sensational Series win for New Zealand Women


In record-breaking style, the New Zealand White Ferns have crushed Sri Lanka Women by 188 runs today to claim the trophy in their historic inaugural five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, with two games in hand — thanks to a New Zealand record opening stand that featured Rachel Priest’s second ODI century in just three games. Thirty-year-old Priest, who came into the series never having scored a ton for the White Ferns belted four consecutive fours off Inoka Ranaweera to go to 98*, then breezed past the three figure mark as she stormed on to an explosive partnership of 196 with captain Suzie Bates, who had elected to bat on a sunny Bert Sutcliffe Oval. When Bates fell on 80… Read More →

10 Wicket win for New Zealand Women in ICC Women’s Championship


The New Zealand White Ferns have swept to third place on the ICC Women’s Championship table courtesy of an emphatic victory in the second One-Day International in Lincoln. The win also carries New Zealand Women to a 2-0 Series lead, with one ICC Women’s Championship game to come in the inaugural five-ODI series between the teams. Video scorecard Captain Suzie Bates enjoyed a strong allround day with 3-27 off her 10 overs and an unbeaten 44-ball 70 as fellow opener Rachel Priest backed up her maiden century in the first game with an unbeaten 51. Sri Lanka was dismissed for 126 in 46.5 overs after being sent in, while Sophie Devine picked up her 50th ODI wicket. The third ODI is at the… Read More →

Priest’s century guides White Ferns to comfortable ODI win over Sri Lanka


A long-awaited maiden century for opening batsman Rachel Priest put the icing on the cake for New Zealand’s WHITE FERNS as a powerhouse top order set up an 96-run win at Lincoln’s Bert Sutcliffe Oval in the first ODI of their maiden bilateral contest with Sri Lanka. Scorecard Priest had come into the game with a best of 96 not out, which she had recorded in a win against England last summer. As the hard-hitting Wellingtonian equalled that score, she also posted her 1000th career run in One-Day Internationals. Shortly afterwards, tapping a single to mid on to bring up her hundred, the 30-year-old veteran of 59 ODIs and 53 T20 Internationals hunched down in a moment of relief and… Read More →

New Zealand and Sri Lanka set sights on third place in ICC Women’s Championship


New Zealand and Sri Lanka have the chance to move as high as third in the ICC Women’s Championship table if it can sweep the series when they go head to head in round four of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in Lincoln on Tuesday. A 3-0 series victory would elevate Suzie Bates’ side, which currently lies in sixth position on eight points, towards the top of the table and two points behind Australia and the West Indies. A 2-1 win would also improve the White Ferns’ position to third, four points behind the joint leaders. In the event of a 3-0 away victory for seventh-ranked Sri Lanka, it would join third-placed South Africa on 11 points, while a 2-1 victory would… Read More →

Sri Lanka women’s squad for tour of New Zealand


Media  Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held recently the following squad of 15 Players along with the standbys were selected for the ODI and T20 Series. The above tour will commence on the 28th of October and will go on upto 23rd November 2015. 1. Shashikala Siriwardene – Captain, 2. Chamari Atapattu – Vice Captain,  3. Prasadini Weerakkody,  4. Dilani Manodara,  5. Inoka Ranaweera,  6. Ama Kanchana  7. Maduri Samuddhika  8. Nipuni Hansika  9. Udeshika Prabodhini  10. Sripali Weerakkody  11. Hasini Perera  12. Anushika Sanjeevani  13. Nilakshi de Silva  14. Chamari Polgampola  15. Sugandhika Dassanayake Stand By: 1. Achini Kulasuriya 2. Oshadi Ranasinghe 3. Lasanthi Madhushani ** Unwell Udeshika Prabodhini has been replaced by Achini… Read More →