India v Sri Lanka, 2nd women's T20, Vizianagaram January 26, 2014

Run-outs deny SL Women series win

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Women 127 for 8 (Amita Sharma 23, Prabodhani 3-16) beat Sri Lanka Women 118 for 8 (Atapattu 40) by nine runs
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As many as four run-outs, including that of top-scorer Chamari Atapattu denied Sri Lanka Women a chance to claim the series as they lost by nine runs to India Women in the second T20I in Vizianagaram.

Chasing 128, Sri Lanka were floundering at 15 for 2 in the third over before a 41-run stand between Atapattu and Shashikala Siriwardene helped the side recover. India pegged back with four wickets between the 14th and 17th overs, including run-outs off successive deliveries in the 16th, to leave the visitors at 101 for 7. Atapattu was one of the batters to be dismissed in that period, for a run-a-ball 40. The 27-run target proved to be beyond the lower order and Sri Lanka finished at 118 for 8.

Earlier, India were stuttering at 29 for 4 in the sixth over after being asked to bat, but useful knocks from Jhulan Goswami, Amita Sharma and Sonia Dabir helped the side reach 127 for 8. All three batsmen scored 23 and added valuable runs for the fifth, sixth and seventh wickets in quick time. Pacer Udeshika Prabodhani was the most successful bowler, finishing with 3 for 16 in her four overs.

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  • on January 29, 2014, 4:23 GMT

    As many as four run-outs, including that of top-scorer Chamari Atapattu denied Sri Lanka Women a chance to claim the series as they lost by nine runs to India Women in the second T20I in Vizianagaram.

  • balaji28 on January 27, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    well done jhulan gosami for your batting heroics ,superb bowling and good field placements.I never thought newbie gayakwad can bowl this much well but I think thirush kamini needs to called back to indian womens team in place of anagha or vanitha

  • on January 27, 2014, 2:35 GMT

    Women's cricket is no less exciting as the men's game. As Harsh Joshi has said, their time will come.

  • on January 26, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    Sadly no comments on this article...as Women's cricket is involved...Your Days will come surely one day.

  • on January 29, 2014, 4:23 GMT

    As many as four run-outs, including that of top-scorer Chamari Atapattu denied Sri Lanka Women a chance to claim the series as they lost by nine runs to India Women in the second T20I in Vizianagaram.

  • balaji28 on January 27, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    well done jhulan gosami for your batting heroics ,superb bowling and good field placements.I never thought newbie gayakwad can bowl this much well but I think thirush kamini needs to called back to indian womens team in place of anagha or vanitha

  • on January 27, 2014, 2:35 GMT

    Women's cricket is no less exciting as the men's game. As Harsh Joshi has said, their time will come.

  • on January 26, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    Sadly no comments on this article...as Women's cricket is involved...Your Days will come surely one day.

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  • on January 26, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    Sadly no comments on this article...as Women's cricket is involved...Your Days will come surely one day.

  • on January 27, 2014, 2:35 GMT

    Women's cricket is no less exciting as the men's game. As Harsh Joshi has said, their time will come.

  • balaji28 on January 27, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    well done jhulan gosami for your batting heroics ,superb bowling and good field placements.I never thought newbie gayakwad can bowl this much well but I think thirush kamini needs to called back to indian womens team in place of anagha or vanitha

  • on January 29, 2014, 4:23 GMT

    As many as four run-outs, including that of top-scorer Chamari Atapattu denied Sri Lanka Women a chance to claim the series as they lost by nine runs to India Women in the second T20I in Vizianagaram.