Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup - Group B

China Women v Sri Lanka Women

Sri Lanka Women won by 9 wickets (with 87 balls remaining)

9.25 local time Hello and welcome to our coverage of the ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup. Today Sri Lanka take on China, the players are out there in the middle warming up but it has not been confirmed yet that the game will start on time.

We have had overnight rain and the ground staffs are busy getting things in order. The outfield here is good and seems to have soaked up all the water but there is a bad patch inside the 30 yard circle and that is being worked on as I type this out.

Indications are that the game will start on time but as I said no official confirmation yet.

9.28 local Umpires Sarika Prasad (Singapore) and SV Sarda (Thailand) and Match referee Iqbal Sikander are out there in the middle and looks like they are having an official inspection. We will keep you posted as things move along.

9:30 local It is toss time and both the captains have joined the umpires and the match referee in the middle but it looks more like a discussion on the ground condition than a toss set-up.

9:32 local They are still working on the bad patch, which is square on the wicket and inside the circle. The captains have left the middle without the toss, so I guess it is safe to say that start will be delayed.

9:37 local We have got official news that start has indeed been delayed and the umpire will inspect every 15-20 mts. So for now that's it...stay connected for updates.

10:19 local Ok we are all set for the start, Sri Lanka Women have won the toss and they have elected to field first. It's going to be a 10:30 start and a full 20-overs game.

0.1

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, 1 wide, starts off with a wide

0.1

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run

0.2

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run

0.3

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run, pitched up and driven back down the track

0.4

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run, driven away towards mid-off, short cover moves across and cuts off the single

0.5

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run

0.6

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, worked away off the pods to deep square leg

End of over 1 (2 runs) China Women 2/0
Sun Meng Yao    1* (6b)      SS Weerakkody    1-0-2-0
Liu Xiaonan    0* (0b)     

1.1

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, no run

1.2

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, no run

1.3

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, worked away off the pads to midwicket, easy single

1.4

Seneviratna to Liu Xiaonan, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven away straight to the fielder at point

1.5

Seneviratna to Liu Xiaonan, no run, defended back down the track

1.6

Seneviratna to Liu Xiaonan, no run, flat dleivery, driven straight to short cover

End of over 2 (1 run) China Women 3/0
Liu Xiaonan    0* (3b)      CR Seneviratna    1-0-1-0
Sun Meng Yao    2* (9b)      SS Weerakkody    1-0-2-0

2.1

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

2.2

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run, pitched up, driven hard but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

2.3

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, clipped away off the pads to fine leg

slip in place for the left-hander Two slips in place, that is

2.4

Weerakkody to Liu Xiaonan, no run, goes for the drive outside the off stump and is beaten

2.5

Weerakkody to Liu Xiaonan, no run, again beaten outside the off stump, this time they appeal but the umpire is not interested

2.6

Weerakkody to Liu Xiaonan, no run, again gets beaten outside the off stump

End of over 3 (1 run) China Women 4/0
Liu Xiaonan    0* (6b)      SS Weerakkody    2-0-3-0
Sun Meng Yao    3* (12b)      CR Seneviratna    1-0-1-0

3.1

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, no run, defended off the back-foot

3.2

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, no run, edged and dropped! quicker dleivery and Sun Meng just leaves her bat hanging outside the off stump, falls just short of the fielder at first slip

3.3

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, no run, driven straight to the fielder at short cover

3.4

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, no run, fuller length and driven back to the bowler

3.5

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, 2 runs, worked away off the pads to the vacant deep midwicket region, they run hard for the first run and comfortably comes back for the second

3.6

Seneviratna to Sun Meng Yao, no run

End of over 4 (2 runs) China Women 6/0
Sun Meng Yao    5* (18b)      CR Seneviratna    2-0-3-0
Liu Xiaonan    0* (6b)      SS Weerakkody    2-0-3-0

4.1

Weerakkody to Liu Xiaonan, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, Liu had to play at it and the ball zips past the outside edge

4.2

Weerakkody to Liu Xiaonan, 1 run, slashes at one outside the off stump, thick edge and the ball races away to third man

4.3

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sun Meng pushes forward and presents the full face of the bat but bit down the wrong line, ball clips the outside edge and rolls away behind the stumps on the off side

4.4

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run, pushed back to the bowler

4.5

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run, driven off the back-foot to cover

4.6

Weerakkody to Sun Meng Yao, no run

End of over 5 (1 run) China Women 7/0
Sun Meng Yao    5* (22b)      SS Weerakkody    3-0-4-0
Liu Xiaonan    1* (8b)      CR Seneviratna    2-0-3-0

5.1

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, no run, played away on the leg side

5.2

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, no run, worked way off the back-foot, not interested in a run

5.3

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, no run, flat and full, Liu leans forward and drives it straight to the fielder at short cover

5.4

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, no run, beaten outside the off stump

5.5

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, no run, turn and bounce, Liu was clueless and just leave it for the keeper, that was close to the off stump

5.6

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, 1 run, edged past the keeper

End of over 6 (1 run) China Women 8/0
Liu Xiaonan    2* (14b)      I Ranaweera    1-0-1-0
Sun Meng Yao    5* (22b)      SS Weerakkody    3-0-4-0

6.1

Samuddika to Liu Xiaonan, 1 run, played down to short third man, quick single taken

6.2

Samuddika to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, hit in the air and down to mid-off for a single

Second slip comes in place for the left-hander and a deep midwicket as well

6.3

Samuddika to Liu Xiaonan, no run, defended down on the off side

6.4

Samuddika to Liu Xiaonan, no run, played off the back-foot, a nothing shot and the ball rolls away on the off side

6.5

Samuddika to Liu Xiaonan, no run, pushed wide of the fielder at short cover, no room for a single there

6.6

Samuddika to Liu Xiaonan, no run, edged away towards gully, another good over for Sri Lanka comes to an end

End of over 7 (2 runs) China Women 10/0
Liu Xiaonan    3* (19b)      HM Samuddika    1-0-2-0
Sun Meng Yao    6* (23b)      I Ranaweera    1-0-1-0

7.1

Ranaweera to Sun Meng Yao, no run, defended down on the leg side

7.2

Ranaweera to Sun Meng Yao, no run, dropped! flat delivery and that's hit straight back to Ranaweera - Fairly easy catch dropped

7.3

Ranaweera to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, driven down to mid-on, gets it wide of the fielder there and they scamper through for a single

7.4

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, 2 runs, tossed up and driven down to mid-off, the fielder there fails to stop it cleanly and they come back for the second

Ran in hard towards the ball and ended up kicking it before she could get her hands down

7.5

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, no run

7.6

Ranaweera to Liu Xiaonan, no run

End of over 8 (3 runs) China Women 13/0
Liu Xiaonan    5* (22b)      I Ranaweera    2-0-4-0
Sun Meng Yao    7* (26b)      HM Samuddika    1-0-2-0

8.1

Samuddika to Sun Meng Yao, no run, swept away to square leg

8.2

Samuddika to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, swpet away to deep square leg, easy single

8.3

Samuddika to Liu Xiaonan, 1 run, driven towards point, wide of the fielder there and yet another single is added to the total

8.4

Samuddika to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, swept away behind square on the leg side

8.5

Samuddika to Liu Xiaonan, 2 runs, shot! comes down the track, get to the pitch of the delivery and hit it in the air and over the fielder at short cover - good timing and placement

8.6

Samuddika to Liu Xiaonan, 1 run, worked away off the pads to deep square leg

End of over 9 (6 runs) China Women 19/0
Liu Xiaonan    9* (25b)      HM Samuddika    2-0-8-0
Sun Meng Yao    9* (29b)      I Ranaweera    2-0-4-0

9.1

Siriwardene to Liu Xiaonan, 1 run, driven down to mid-off and they scamper through for a single, Samuddika moves in quickly but fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end Liw makes it across safely

9.2

Siriwardene to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, swept away to square leg

9.3

Siriwardene to Liu Xiaonan, 1 run, goes down on one knee and taps it away to square leg, china on the move now

9.4

Siriwardene to Sun Meng Yao, 1 run, played away in front of sqaure leg, good running between the wickets

9.5

Siriwardene to Liu Xiaonan, no run, defended off the back-foot, watchfully played

9.6

Siriwardene to Liu Xiaonan, 1 run, swpet away nicely for a single

Halfway through the innings and it's a much better batting performance from China today.

End of over 10 (5 runs) China Women 24/0
Liu Xiaonan    12* (29b)      HASD Siriwardene    1-0-5-0
Sun Meng Yao    11* (31b)      HM Samuddika    2-0-8-0

10.1

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, no run

10.2

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, no run, cut and a miss outside the off stump

10.3

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, 2 runs, played away behind point and they take off for a quick one - throw misses the stumps at the striker's end and the ball rolls away to deep midwicket. Direct hit and that's would have bit it

10.4

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, no run, played back to the bowler

10.5

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, 2 runs, played away to deep square leg, the throw from the deep is bit wide and that save Liu

10.6

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, no run, comes down the track and looks to go big but fails to make contact

End of over 11 (4 runs) China Women 28/0
Liu Xiaonan    16* (35b)      LE Kaushalya    1-0-4-0
Sun Meng Yao    11* (31b)      HASD Siriwardene    1-0-5-0

11.1

Siriwardene to Sun Meng Yao, OUT, first strike! flat, quick and full - driven straight back and Siriwardene takes it cleanly.

Sun Meng Yao c & b Siriwardene 11 (33m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.37

11.2

Siriwardene to Zhang Mei, no run, defended back down the track

11.3

Siriwardene to Zhang Mei, no run, taps it on the leg side and Mei looks for the single but Sun Meng is not interested

11.4

Siriwardene to Zhang Mei, no run, just pokes at this one and the ball pops up off the outside edge

11.5

Siriwardene to Zhang Mei, no run, beaten outside the off stump

11.6

Siriwardene to Zhang Mei, 1 run, lofted over the fielder at short midwicket, fielder in the deep cleans up

End of over 12 (1 run) China Women 29/1
Zhang Mei    1* (5b)      HASD Siriwardene    2-0-6-1
Liu Xiaonan    16* (35b)      LE Kaushalya    1-0-4-0

12.1

Kaushalya to Zhang Mei, no run

12.2

Kaushalya to Zhang Mei, 1 run, played down to fine leg

12.3

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, no run, beaten outside the off stump

12.4

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, no run, cut away behind point, diving stop saves runs

12.5

Kaushalya to Liu Xiaonan, OUT, driven in the air and Samuddika takes a good low catch

Liu Xiaonan c Samuddika b Kaushalya 16 (46m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

12.6

Kaushalya to Sun Huan, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

12.6

Kaushalya to Sun Huan, no run

End of over 13 (2 runs) China Women 31/2
Sun Huan    0* (1b)      LE Kaushalya    2-0-6-1
Zhang Mei    2* (7b)      HASD Siriwardene    2-0-6-1

13.1

Ranaweera to Zhang Mei, no run

13.2

Ranaweera to Zhang Mei, no run, driven straight to the fielder at cover

13.3

Ranaweera to Zhang Mei, OUT, another one down - lofted in the air to deep midwicket, Jayangani moves across quickly in the deep and takes a well judged catch

Zhang Mei c Jayangani b Ranaweera 2 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

13.4

Ranaweera to Sun Huan, no run

13.5

Ranaweera to Sun Huan, no run

13.6

Ranaweera to Sun Huan, 2 runs, swept away to deeo fine leg, long chase

End of over 14 (2 runs) China Women 33/3
Sun Huan    2* (4b)      I Ranaweera    3-0-6-1
Huang Zhuo    0* (0b)      LE Kaushalya    2-0-6-1

14.1

Weerakkody to Huang Zhuo, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the cover fielder

14.2

Weerakkody to Huang Zhuo, 1 run, fulltoss, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on, diving stop there cuts off the second run

14.3

Weerakkody to Sun Huan, 1 wide, down the leg side

14.3

Weerakkody to Sun Huan, no run

14.4

Weerakkody to Sun Huan, no run

14.5

Weerakkody to Sun Huan, OUT, off the outside edge and the ball pops up straight to Kaushalya at gully, as easy as it comes

Sun Huan c Kaushalya b Weerakkody 2 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

14.6

Weerakkody to Huang Zhuo, 2 runs, played away to deep midwicket

End of over 15 (4 runs) China Women 37/4
Huang Zhuo    3* (3b)      SS Weerakkody    4-0-8-1
Yu Miao    0* (0b)      I Ranaweera    3-0-6-1

15.1

Ranaweera to Yu Miao, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Miao looking to sleep

15.2

Ranaweera to Yu Miao, no run, played off the back-foot, not a well timed shot and the ball rolls back down the track

15.3

Ranaweera to Yu Miao, 2 runs, cut away through the gap between point and cover

15.4

Ranaweera to Yu Miao, OUT, run out! played away on the leg side, Huang takes off for a single and is send back, Samuddika with a direct hit at the bowler's end and that's the end of that

Huang Zhuo run out 3 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.5

Ranaweera to Yu Miao, 1 bye, played the and the keeper

15.6

Ranaweera to Wang Meng, no run

End of over 16 (3 runs) China Women 40/5
Wang Meng    0* (1b)      I Ranaweera    4-0-8-1
Yu Miao    2* (5b)      SS Weerakkody    4-0-8-1

16.1

Samuddika to Yu Miao, 2 runs, pitched up and driven down to long-on, misfield allows the second run

16.2

Samuddika to Yu Miao, no run

16.3

Samuddika to Yu Miao, OUT, another run out! played away to square leg and they take off for a dangerous single, Weerakkody fires in a good throw at the bowler's end and Yu Miao is short by a long distance

Yu Miao run out 4 (4m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

16.4

Samuddika to Wang Meng, no run

16.5

Samuddika to Wang Meng, 1 run

16.6

Samuddika to Wu Juan, 1 run

End of over 17 (4 runs) China Women 44/6
Wu Juan    1* (1b)      HM Samuddika    3-0-12-0
Wang Meng    1* (3b)      I Ranaweera    4-0-8-1

17.1

Seneviratna to Wu Juan, 2 runs, edged away towards short third man, another mis-field and the batswomen come back for the second

17.2

Seneviratna to Wu Juan, no run, played off the back-foot and back down the track

17.3

Seneviratna to Wu Juan, no run, beaten outside the off stump

17.4

Seneviratna to Wu Juan, 1 run, punched off the back-foot to deep cover

17.5

Seneviratna to Wang Meng, no run

17.6

Seneviratna to Wang Meng, no run, played across the line and one bounce to the fielder at square leg

End of over 18 (3 runs) China Women 47/6
Wang Meng    1* (5b)      CR Seneviratna    3-0-6-0
Wu Juan    4* (5b)      HM Samuddika    3-0-12-0

18.1

Samuddika to Wu Juan, no run, driven back to the bowler

18.2

Samuddika to Wu Juan, no run, swings off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at midwicket

18.3

Samuddika to Wu Juan, 1 run, driven off the back-foot to long-on, just a single

18.4

Samuddika to Wang Meng, 1 run, lofted over the bowler's head, falls well short of the fielder coming in from the deep

18.5

Samuddika to Wu Juan, OUT, hit high towards cover and Weerakkody hold on nicely to a high catch at full stretch

Wu Juan c Weerakkody b Samuddika 5 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

18.6

Samuddika to Zhou Haijie, OUT, eight down! on the stumps, Haijie plays across the line and misses the traget completely and that's plumb

Zhou Haijie lbw b Samuddika 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 19 (2 runs) China Women 49/8
     HM Samuddika    4-0-14-2
Wang Meng    2* (6b)      CR Seneviratna    3-0-6-0

19.1

Seneviratna to Wang Meng, no run

19.2

Seneviratna to Wang Meng, 1 run, off the top edge and well over the keeper

19.3

Seneviratna to Yang Yu Xuan, no run, flat bats it down to mid-off

19.4

Seneviratna to Yang Yu Xuan, no run, plays across the line and the ball goes past the off stump

19.5

Seneviratna to Yang Yu Xuan, OUT, on the middle and leg stump line, Yang plays across the line and gets beaten, ball crashes in to the pad and up goes the finger

Yang Yu Xuan lbw b Seneviratna 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.6

Seneviratna to Han Lili, 2 runs, played straight to the fielder at short midwicket, throw at the bowler's end misses the traget and the batswomen scamper through for the second

So China end up with 52 from their 20 overs. Should be a walk in the park for Sri Lanka...Chase starts in 10 mts

End of over 20 (3 runs) China Women 52/9
Han Lili    2* (1b)      CR Seneviratna    4-0-9-1
Wang Meng    3* (8b)      HM Samuddika    4-0-14-2
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