A splendid defeat indeed!

February 02, 2013 10:54
A splendid defeat indeed!

It was undoubtedly a moment of celebration for Sri Lankan players after winning their match against England at Women's Cricket World Cup in Mumbai on Friday.

Moreover, Sri Lanka, a qualifier in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013, pulled off a last-ball heist against defending champion England to emerge victor by one wicket at the Brabourne stadium here on Friday. To say more, needing nine from the final over, Eshani Lokusooriya (56, 41b) got under the ball from Georgia Elwiss and swung it over mid-wicket for a six, her third of the match. She got run out off the fourth ball, but had done enough to fire up Dilani Manodara’s ambitions and the latter took the attack to England with a last-ball six. In fact that the action-packed 50th over resulted in Lanka stealing 14 runs who were facing a huge task of chasing down 239 against an experienced bowling unit, but till end the Lankans’ bold response was 244 for nine in 50 overs, their highest World Cup chase.

A great win to see!

(AW:Samrat Biswas)

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