Atapattu breaks record on rain-hit day
It was another disappointing day at the Women's Quadrangular Series in Sri Lanka, as all four teams scheduled to play had to settle for a point each as neither of the two matches in Colombo could be completed because of the weather. The only highlight of the day was Chamari Atapattu becoming the first Sri Lankan woman to score a century in one-day cricket. Rain has affected the whole series, with the Twenty20 matches and the first round of matches in the one-day series all being shortened.
On Thursday, the game between Netherlands women and Pakistan women was reduced to a 20-over match but still there could be no play after Netherlands' innings. The other match between Sri Lanka women and Ireland women was abandoned after Sri Lanka played their shortened innings of 48 overs.
At the Nondescripts Cricket Ground Netherlands women were put in to bat and only managed to get to 68 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs. However, Pakistan women never got a chance to start their chase.
Sri Lanka women reached 251 for 5 against Ireland women at the P Sara Oval, thanks to Atapattu's 111 off 110 balls. Atapattu's score was 23 runs more than the previous highest score by a Sri Lankan woman.