South Africa makes short work of Sri Lanka

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Dane van Niekerk’s all-round performance helped South Africa trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs to register its first win in its final game of the Super Six stage of the 2013 ICC Women’s World Cup at the Barabati Stadium on Wednesday (February 13). A combination of poor shot selection and temperament saw Sri Lanka make a mess of its chase of 228, with only Chamari Athapaththu offering some resistance with an elegant 63. With just one other batter in Sandamali Dolawatte (21), getting to double figures, the chase was as good as over even before Sri Lanka had reached the half way mark. After a listless batting display against England, South Africa raised its game to post a competitive 227… Read More →

Dominant Australia storms into final


With generous help from a sub-par Sri Lankan batting line-up, Australia extended its unbeaten run in the tournament as it registered an emphatic nine-wicket victory in a Super Six encounter to storm into the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Brabourne Stadium in on Sunday (February 10). Australia’s bowlers continued their dominance, bundling out Sri Lanka for just 131 in 45.2 overs. With the asking rate a little under three runs per over, Australia cruised to victory with 166 balls to spare as Rachael Haynes led the chase with a fluent 71 off 61 balls, comprising nine fours and two sixes. Put in to bat, Sri Lanka struggled right from the start as it took 206… Read More →

New Zealand strolls to eight-wicket victory


New Zealand started its Super Six campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 in style, drubbing Sri Lanka by eight wickets at the Bandra Kurla Complex ground on Friday (February 8). Choosing to field first, New Zealand, spearheaded by Sian Ruck and Lea Tahuhu, bowled out Sri Lanka for 103 in 42 overs, and then reached the target in the 23rd over for the loss of Suzie Bates, the captain, and Amy Satterthwaite. Ruck and Tahuhu picked up seven wickets between them to trigger a bad day for Sri Lanka, which has otherwise had a dream tournament so far. Sri Lanka’s trouble started right at the top as Yasoda Mendis and Chamari Athapaththu, the two openers, were both dismissed… Read More →

Professional Sri Lanka knocks India out of ICC WWC 2013

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Sri Lanka registered a comprehensive 139-run upset win over India in an ICC Women’s World Cup Group A clash at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (February 6) to qualify for the Super Sixes of the tournament and knock India out of contention. India was outplayed throughout the game as Sri Lanka first posted a formidable 282 for five in its allotted 50 overs and then bowled India out for 144 in 42.2 overs – Sri Lanka’s first victory over India in One-Day Internationals. Eshani Kaushalya, Sri Lanka’s go-to lady in the recent past, was in the forefront of its victory with her all-round show. She struck six boundaries and three sixes in her unbeaten 56 from 31 balls, and… Read More →

Taylor’s 171 sinks Sri Lanka

Taylor and Kycia Knight put on 62 runs for the opening wicket in 9.2 overs before Shashikala Siriwardena, the Sri Lankan captain, sent back Kycia for 30, which came off 29 balls. Shemaine Campbelle fell soon after that but that was to be Sri Lanka’s last significant influence on the proceedings. Taylor first found an able ally in Kyshona Knight, Kycia’s twin, with whom she put together a 110-run partnership in 20.4 overs. Kyshona fell for 44, run out in the 34th over. Her 67-ball innings included two hits to the boundary. With the stage set for acceleration, Deandra Dottin smashed her way to a 22-ball 50 and in the process shared a 90-run partnership with Taylor, which came in… Read More →

Kaushalya stars in stunning Sri Lankan win


A brilliant counter-attacking half-century from Eshani Kaushalya helped Sri Lanka hunt down a challenging target of 239 to pull off a stunning one-wicket upset in a last-ball finish against England in a Group A match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday (February 1). Chasing England’s total of 238 for 8, Sri Lanka began well enough, with Chamari Atapattu and Yasoda Mendis, the openers, putting on 103 in good time. England, however, refused to let go, and a combination of tight bowling and efficient fielding got it back into the game. When Kaushalya came to the crease, at No. 6, Sri Lanka still needed 86 from 85 balls. As Kaushalya settled in,… Read More →

Siriwardena confident about change of fortunes

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Sri Lanka captain Shashikala Siriwardena is confident of a change of fortunes for her side during the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013. Siriwardena believes her side’s bowling attack gives her hope of a good show at the tournament that begins on 31 January in Mumbai.* “We couldn’t do well at ICC World Twenty20 due to our batting failure. It was tough to lose like that on our home soil. We believe in our potential and are confident of doing well (at the ICC Women’s World Cup). What gives us hope is our previous performances and winning ratio in ODIs. I have a lot of belief in our bowlers as they have proved themselves throughout the year. Considering our… Read More →

ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 – Sri Lanka Squad

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The following squads were selected to participate in the ICC Women’s 50 over Wold Cup 2013 which will be  held in India, Mumbai from 31 January to 17 February 2013. The Hon Minister also has approved same. World Cup Squad – Womens Team 1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt) 2.      Sandamali Dolawatha (V.Capt) 3.      Chamari Athapaththu 4.      Lasanthi Madushani 5.      Dilani Manodara 6.      Eshani Lokusuriya 7.      Chamani Seneviratne 8.      Sripali Weerakkody 9.      Udeshika Prabodini 10.    Prasadini Weerakkody 11.    Deepika Rasangika 12.    Inoka Ranaweera 13.   Oshadi Ranasinghe 14.   Yashoda Mendis 15.   Sereena Ravikumara STAND BY 16.  Rangika Fernando 17.  Nilakshi  De silva… Read More →

ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 – 30 Players Squad

At a Selection Committee meeting held , the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the ICC Womens World Cup in India in 2013. The squad of the 30 players – 1. Shashikala Siriwardena 2. Sandamali Dolawatta 3. Chamani  Senevirathne 4. Sherina Ravikumar 5. Madhuri Samuddika 6. Prasadini Weerakkody 7. Dilani Manodara 8. Eshani Lokusooriya 9. Sripali Weerakkody 10.Yasoda Mendis 11. Deepika Rasangika 12. Chamari  Athapaththu 13. Udeshika Prabodani 14. Chandima Gunaratne 15. Lasanthi Madushani 16. Chamari  Polgampola 17. Oshadi Ranasinghe 18. Darshani Dharmasiri 19. Inoka  Ranaweera 20. Rangika Fernando 21. Ama Kanchana 22. Nipuni Hasika 23. Achini Kulasuriya 24. Kanchana Weerakkody 25. Nilakshi De Silva 26. Roshini Perera 27. Sanduni  Abeywickrama 28. Poojani Liyanage 29…. Read More →

Schedule and format of ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013 announced

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Host India will open the ICC Women’s World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai next year, where the India men’s team won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 last April, against the West Indies on 31 January 2013. The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the schedule and format of the ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013, to be held in Mumbai from 31 January to 17 February 2013, and holder England will begin its trophy defence also at Wankhede Stadium – against Sri Lanka on 2 February. Beaten finalist at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 in Australia was New Zealand and it opens its campaign against South Africa, also at Wankhede Stadium on 1 February. The top eight… Read More →

ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013 – Fixture

ICC WOMEN’S WORLD CUP INDIA 2013 Click here to Download     DAY DATE WANKHEDE STADIUM BKC CCI MIG DY PATIL SAT 26 Jan TEAM ARRIVALS 1 SUN 27 Jan Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice 2 MON 28 Jan England v Pakistan (w/up) (9:00am) India v South Africa (w/up) (9:00am) West Indies v Australia (w/up) (9:00am) New Zealand v Sri Lanka (w/up) (9:00am) 3 TUE 29 Jan India v Australia (w/up) (9:00am) West Indies v Pakistan (w/up) (9:00am) 4 WED 30 Jan Sri Lanka v South Africa (w/up) (9:00am) England v New Zealand (w/up) (9:00am) 5 THU 31 Jan India v West Indies – D/N (2:30pm) Australia v Pakistan (9:00am) 6 FRI 01 Feb New Zealand v South Africa –… Read More →

ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup 2012 – Fixtures

    FIXTURES AND SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 22 Oct 2012 Monday Teams and Match Officials arrive 23 Oct 2012 Tuesday Teams’ practice sessions 23 Oct 2012 Tuesday Pre- event Meetings 29 Oct 2012 Monday Official Dinner   MORNING MATCHES AFTERNOON MATCHES DATE DAY 1000 – 1300 1400 – 1700 24 Oct 2012 Wednesday Pakistan v Thailand Bangladesh v China 25 Oct 2012 Thursday India v Thailand Sri Lanka v Nepal 26 Oct 2012 Friday Bangladesh v Nepal India v Hong Kong 27 Oct 2012 Saturday Sri Lanka v China Pakistan v Hong Kong 28 Oct 2012 Sunday Bangladesh Sri Lanka India v Pakistan 29 Oct 2012 Monday Nepal v China Thailand v Hong Kong 30 Oct 2012 Tuesday Teams which… Read More →

ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup 2012 – 22nd October – 01st Nov 2012

At a Selection Committee meeting held the following squads were selected to participate in the above series to be held in China on the above stated dates. T20 Squad – Womens Team  1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt) 2.      Sandamali Dolawatha (V.Capt) 3.      Chamari Athapattu 4.      Inoka Galegedara 5.      Dilani Manodara 6.      Eshani Lokusuriya 7.      Chamani Seneviratne 8.      Sripali Weerakkody 9.      Udeshika Prabodini 10.  Prasadini Weerakkody 11.  Deepika Rasangika 12.  Inoka Ranaweera 13.  Maduri Samuddika 14.  Yashoda Mendis 15.  Sereena Ravikumara   STAND BY 16.  Oshadi Ranasinghe 17.  Nilakshi Silva 18.  Chandima Gunaratne 19.  Lashanthi Madushani 20.  Chamari Polagampolaair max 90 essential sale