India v Sri Lanka, 3rd women's T20, Visakhapatnam

Sri Lanka Women take series after six-wicket win

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 28, 2014

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Sri Lanka Women 121 for 4 (Siriwardene 46*, Lokusuriyage 24*) beat India Women 117 for 8 (Raut 38, Samuddika 2-18, Prabodhani 2-20) by six wickets

Shashikala Siriwardene scored 34, England v Sri Lanka, Women's World Cup 2013, Group A, Mumbai, February 1, 2013
File photo: Shashikala Siriwardene anchored Sri Lanka's chase with a 42-ball 46 © ICC/Solaris Images

An incisive bowling performance from Sri Lanka Women paved the way for the team's six-wicket victory against India Women in Visakhapatnam, and helped them take the series 2-1.

India, put in to bat, lost four quick wickets to slump to 12 for 4 inside four overs. Poonam Raut briefly stopped the slide, scoring a slow, but important 38 which included three fours, before departing in the 17th over. At 87 for 7, Sri Lanka would've hoped to clean up the tail quickly, but Jhulan Goswami, coming in at No.8, struck three sixes during an unbeaten 26-ball 37 to lift the hosts to 117 for 8 from their 20 overs. The seamers and spinners shared eight wickets between them for Sri Lanka, as Udeshika Prabodhani, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Maduri Samuddika and Shashikala Siriwardene ran through a line-up in which only three batters reached double figures.

Sri Lanka were slow chasing a paltry total, and were even 44 for 3 in the ninth over at one stage. However, the captain Siriwardene anchored the innings with a 42-ball 46 and forged an unbroken 32 runs for the fifth wicket with Lokusuriyage to take the visitors home with seven balls remaining.

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Posted by Herath-UK on (January 30, 2014, 0:10 GMT)

The girls simply deserves the highest accolades for pulling off this victory. Congrats to the whole team specially to the captain Shashikala .

Posted by   on (January 28, 2014, 18:32 GMT)

Well Done Sri Lankan Girls. I am always a big fan of you!!!!

Posted by rajithwijepura on (January 28, 2014, 16:23 GMT)

Eshani Kaushalya... Muscular woman in Women cricket.

Posted by   on (January 28, 2014, 13:38 GMT)

congrats lovely girls.... proud of u ..well played

Posted by yohandf on (January 28, 2014, 12:39 GMT)

Well done SL girls . you lost ODI series but came back strongly to win this . time for administrators to open up on ladies game . they might improve further with financial and infrastructure . well done . Bad day for India as both their men & women teams lost series today .

Posted by   on (January 28, 2014, 12:12 GMT)

well done SL lionesses!!!! beating Indians in India is a great achievement!!!

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (January 28, 2014, 11:22 GMT)

Congratulations Sri Lanka! Wow!!! Awesome!!! I wish we could watch that match live!

Posted by MelbourneMiracle on (January 28, 2014, 10:54 GMT)

Weldone lionesses! Both India Men & Women teams are going through a very bad period probably due to their own mistakes...

Posted by   on (January 28, 2014, 10:35 GMT)

where is mithali? shes in indias best player all time........ and this is always stupid to rest her.... it would be a gud game then... but im always happy to she SL girls win..........................

Posted by anver777 on (January 28, 2014, 10:23 GMT)

Superb !!! beating an Indian team in India is always a big achievement by any visiting team.... very well played again & keep the Lion Flag flying !!!!

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