Shashikala injured, Chamari appointed as Captain

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

ICC Women’s Team Rankings launched

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ICC Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) today launched the official ICC Women’s Team Rankings, which incorporate results in all three formats of the game into one rankings system. Not surprisingly, Australia is ranked number one following its success in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 in India and the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh. It also leads the ICC Women’s Championship, which is the qualifying tournament for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. England is ranked second in the 10-team table, 10 points behind Australia, followed by New Zealand (109), India (105), West Indies (99), South Africa (92), Pakistan (81), Sri Lanka (74), Bangladesh (57) and Ireland (26). Teams will be added to the table as and… Read More →

Womens Cricket: Zone B & D share Championship in rain-hit final

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The Women’s zonal championship ended in a stalemate as organizers were forced to call off the final between Zone B and Zone D due to inclement weather. The rains came down just after Zone D had completed their 50 overs, reaching 171 for the loss of 8 wickets. Brief scores Zone D 171-8 in 50 overs (Yasoda Mendis 68, Dilani Manodara 28, Oshadi Ranasinghe 3/34, Sashikala Siriwardena 2/29) Zone B Did not bat Route to the final Zone B Vs Zone C – Won by 9 wickets (Zone C 146 All out – Zone D 147/1) Vs Zone D – Lost by 83 runs (Zone D 176/8 – Zone B 93 All Out) Vs Zone A – Won by 9… Read More →

White Ferns to host Sri Lanka in November – Match Fixture

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Having previously appeared in New Zealand only during the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2000, Sri Lanka is set to play five ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals in New Zealand this November. In the first three of those ODIs, IWC points will be on the line. 2015/16 WHITE FERNS v Sri Lanka  3 November     ODI 1    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 5 November     ODI 2    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 7 November     ODI 3    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 10 November   ODI 4    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 13 November   ODI 5    Hagley Oval, Christchurch 15 November   T20i 1    Hagley Oval, Christchurch 20 November   T20i 2    Saxton Oval, Nelson 22 November   T20i 3    Saxton Oval, Nelson

Sri Lanka Women’s Squad for the tour of New Zealand 2015

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Media Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held on 1st September 2015, the following squad of 20 Players was selected for the Women’s Team tour of New Zealand which will take place from the 27th October to 23rd November 2015. 1                   Sashikala  Siriwardene (Captain) 2                   Chamari  Attapattu 3                   Prasadini Weerakkody 4                   Dilani  Manodara 5                   Eshani  Lokusuriya 6                   Inoka  Ranaweera 7                   Ama  Kanchana 8                   Suganthika  Kumari 9                   Maduri  Samuddhika 10                 Nipuni  Hansika 11                 Udeshika  Prabodini 12                 Oshadi  Ranasinghe 13                 Lasanthi  Madushani 14                 Sripali Weerakkody 15                 Hansini  Perera 16                 Rose Perera 17                 Anushka Sanjeewani 18                 Nilakshi Silva 19                 Kushanthi Liyanage 20                 Chamari Polgampola

Womens Zonal Limited Over Tournament 2015

TEAMS Womens -ZONE- A – Athapaththu womens-ZONE- B – Shashikala Women’s -ZONE-C- Eshani Women’s – ZONE-D- Sripali DATE MATCH VENUE Time 25th Aug ZONE – A ZONE- B Colts 09.50am 28th Aug ZONE-C ZONE-D Colts 09.50am 01st Sep ZONE-A ZONE-C MCA 09.50am 02nd Sep ZONE-D ZONE-B MCA 09.50am 08th Sep ZONE-A ZONE-D MCA 09.50am 09th Sep ZONE-B ZONE-C MCA 09.50am 15th Sep FINALS RPICS 09.50am

Unbeaten Navy clinch Womens division one title

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Navy Women, tournament’s only unbeaten team, deservedly won the title of Women’s D1 Limited-over tournament 2015 this afternoon when they comprehensively beat Air Force by six wickets in the finals played at Colts ground proving their supremacy in Women’s cricket. In a final that could not match the excitement after Navy bowlers led by Udeshika Prabodini bowled out Air Force, who took the first lease on winning the toss, for a paltry 86 making this final a completely one-sided affair. Sanduni Abeywickrama and Sripali Weerakkody both started well for the Airwomen, but after they got out when both were on 23, the rest of the batting had no answer to a bowling attack that took the full control of the… Read More →

Air Force SC clinch Womens Division II – 40 overs Tournament

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Date : 13 th July 2015 Played at :MCA Grounds Teams: Air Force SC “A” VS Navy SC “A” Toss won by : AF SC Batting First : AF SC scored 169 runs for 9 wicket over 40 Anushka Sanjeewani – 53 runs Shakila Kumari – 37 runs Bowling – Navy SC Priyani Adikari – 3 for 29 runs Mihirani Chaturika – 3 for 21 runs Second innings- Navy SC all out for 165 runs in 39.3 Batting – Priyani Adikari – 71 runs Dumila Dedunu – 24 runs Bowling- AF SC Shakila Kumari – 3 for 23 runs Harshani Maduwanthi – 2 for 27 runs Sudeepa Athukorala 2 for 22 runs Air Force SC “A” won by 4 runs