All-round Atapattu leads Sri Lanka Women to morale-boosting win

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The final Group A match of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2016 between South Africa Women and Sri Lanka Women at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Monday (March 28) may have been a dead rubber, but keeping with the trend of the tournament, it went right down to the wire as both teams fought hard. Finally, Sri Lanka kept its cool better in a battle of nerves to pull off a rather spectacular ten-run win. In a match where momentum shifts were a dime a dozen, Chamari Atapattu, the Sri Lanka captain, led her team with a fantastic all-round display under pressure. Her half-century guided the team to 114 for 7 before the spinners, Atapattu included, restricted South Africa to 104 for 7. In pursuit of… Read More →

Villani, Lanning star in big win for Australia Women

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Match Report It was the green and gold of Australia’s women that shone brightest on Holi, the festival of colour, as Sri Lanka Women was left feeling as blue as the strip it wore on Thursday (March 24). Sri Lanka had never beaten Australia in a women’s One-Day International and the record spilled over to the maiden encounter between the two teams in the shortest format of the game, Australia cantering to a nine-wicket win. When Chamari Atapattu, the Sri Lankan captain, won the toss and chose to bat first, she would have been fully aware of the difficulty of the task at hand. Things appeared to be falling into a familiar pattern when Yashoda Mendis smacked the second ball of the innings to mid-on, the… Read More →

Women’s: Clinical New Zealand Women Canters To Seven-Wicket Win

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Match Report: Tight bowling, smart fielding, impressive captaincy and sensible batting helped New Zealand Women beat Sri Lanka Women by seven wickets in their opening Group A game of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2016 at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Tuesday (March 15). Having opted to bat on a slowish pitch, Sri Lanka started positively, but lost the plot against the spinners and managed only 110 for 8. After that, New Zealand rode on the 64-run opening partnership between Rachel Priest and Suzie Bates before finishing the game in 15.1 overs, extending the unbeaten streak against Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket to 16 games. The Sri Lankan opening pair of Chamari Atapattu and Yasoda Mendis had a clear… Read More →

Oshadi Four Gives Sri Lanka Women Victory

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Oshadi Ranasinghe’s four-wicket haul, including a hat-trick was the highlight of Sri Lanka Women’s five-wicket win over Bangladesh Women in the second warm up match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Thursday (March 10). Ranasinghe dismissed Jahanara Alam, Panna Ghosh and Khadija Tul Kubra in consecutive deliveries of the 20th over to help dismiss Bangladesh for 95, before Shashikala Siriwadene wrapped up the chase with 1.5 overs to spare. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bangladesh got off to the worst possible start when Eshani Lokusuriyage and Udeshika Prabondhani combined to reduce them to 16 for 4 in the fourth over. Rumana Ahmed and Nigar Sultana tried to resurrect Bangladesh’s innings with a 40-run partnership, but they fought a lone battle. The… Read More →

All-round India Women register 3-0 series win

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Deepti Sharma ran through the Sri Lankan line-up after the visitors elected to bat in the last game of the three-match ODI series to put India in the driver’s seat and returned to score 28 runs as India sailed to a seven-wicket win. The Mithali Raj-led team claimed the ODI series 3-0 with a thumping win in the last one-day match in Ranchi. After Deepti bowled the SL women out for a paltry 112, Veda Krishnamurthy anchored the chase with an unbeaten 61 run knock to post victory. The off-spinner twice claimed two wickets off two successive deliveries but the hat-trick eluded her. Deepti first trapped Prasadani Weerakkodi lbw and bowled Chamari Athapaththu for a duck off the next ball… Read More →

India Women seal ODI series 2-0

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India Women took an unassailable 2-0 lead after their comprehensive six wickets win over Sri Lanka Women in the second ODI at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. India had won the first ODI by 89 runs, and like in the first game, they dominated in all departments of the game. Needing a moderate 189, the home team got to the mark with 42 balls to spare. Opener Smriti Mandhana missed out on her fourth consecutive half-century by just four runs. She struck four boundaries and one six before getting out on 46 off as many balls. Captain Mithali Raj remained unbeaten on 53 and stitched a 64-run stand for the third wicket with Harmanpreet Kaur (41). India lost four… Read More →

India women beat Sri Lanka by 107 runs

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The Indian women’s team pocketed two crucial points after their convincing 107-run victory against Sri Lanka women in the first match of three-match ODI series. Currently placed fourth on the ICC Women’s Rankings, the Mithali Raj-led side had an easy outing at Ranchi after the tough, yet productive tour of Australia. Asked to bat first, the hosts posted a challenging 245/6 and then skittled out Sri Lanka for just 138. Poonam Yadav picked up 4/22 from just 7.2 overs while Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad shared two wickets each to bundle out the visitors in 45.2 overs. Earlier, Smriti Mandhana carried on her excellent run with the bat. The elegant left-hander struck her third half-century in a row in 71… Read More →

Sri Lanka Women’s teams for India tour and ICC World T20 announced

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held on even date, the following T20 squads were selected for the upcoming India tour and the ICC World T20 2016. SL Women’s team for ICC WT20 India: Shashikala Siriwardena (Captain), Chamari Athapaththu (Vice Captain), Yashoda Mendis, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Dilani Manodara, Prasadani Weerakkody, Ama Kanchana, Eshani Lokusuriya, Udeshika Prabodani, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Nilakshi De Silva, Hansima Karunaratne, Nipuni Hansika, Harshitha Madavi Stand by: Sripali Weerakkody, Madhuri Samuddhika, Anushka Sanjeewani, Lasanthi Madushani, Chandima Gunaratne Sri Lanka Women’s team for Tour of India: Shashikala Siriwardena (Captain), Chamari Athapaththu (Vice Captain), Yashoda Mendis, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Dilani Manodara, Prasadani Weerakkody, Eshani Lokusuriya, Ama Kanchana, Nilakshi De Silva, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Hansima Karunaratne, Udeshika Prabodani, Nipuni Hansika… Read More →

Sri Lanka Womens tour of India 2016 – Match Schedule

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Date Match Venue 15th Feb 1st ODI – 9:00 am JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi 17th Feb 2nd ODI – 9:00 am JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi 19th Feb 3rd ODI – 9:00 am JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi 22nd Feb 1st T20I – 10:00 am JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi 24th Feb   2nd T20I – 10:00 am JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi 26th Feb 3rd T20I – 10:00 am JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi

Zone A clinched Womens Zonal Championship

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Zone A became the champions of  Women’s Zonal T20 Tournament 2015/16 after a dominant bowling performance followed by Chamari Athapattu’s unbeaten 59 steered them to a comfortable nine-wicket win. Brief Score Zone B - 97-6 in 20 overs (Hasini Perera 38, Shashikala Siriwaradena 23, Prasadini Weerakkody 17, Chamari Polgampola 3/15, Maduri Samuddika 3/16) v Zone A - 100-1 in 15.4 overs (Chamari Athapattu 59*, Nipuni Hansika 18*)

White Ferns complete Series whitewash

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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

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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 →