Sri Lanka take historic win against England cricket View(s): View(s):England Women slumped to their first ever defeat by Sri Lanka Women in T20s as the visitors levelled the series with an 8-wicket win at Chelmsford. England collapsed to 104 all out off 18 overs with Sri Lanka’s superb spinners taking eight of the 10 wickets. Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu then hit an entertaining 55 from 31 balls as her side reached their target with 40 balls to spare. Sri Lanka were understandably jubilant in celebration, Samarawickrama raising her arms aloft as she sealed the winning runs with a six off Kate Cross. But a relatively inexperienced England side were still heavy favourites to win all three Women’s T20s against Sri Lanka, who are significantly behind the hosts in professionalism, finances and depth of talent.
Source: Sunday Times September 03, 2023 07:45 UTC