Sri Lanka qualified for the Super Six stage of the 2013 Women's World Cup after beating India by 138 runs in the final Group game played in Mumbai today, eliminating the hosts from the competition in the process.
Batting first Sri Lanka made a challenging 282 for the loss of five, with Deepika Rasangika top scoring with 84, supported by half-centuries from Yasoda Mendis, Shashikala Siriwardene and Eshani Kaushalaya.
India required 251 to qualify for the next round, at the expense of the West Indies even if they were defeated, but they failed to impose themselves in the early overs, and lost wickets in regular intervals, before being bolwed out for 144.
Bravo girls, keep smiling and the lion flag flying. The entire nation is proud of what you have achieved thus far.
charlie kokula. Wednesday, 06 February 2013 04:07 AM
wee done girls awsome victory.
Srinath Gunesekera Tuesday, 05 February 2013 08:20 PM
Well done girls Keep the momentum. You are a capable bunch of girls who can lift the Cup for our country Good luck Srinath
Dham Tuesday, 05 February 2013 08:36 PM
Well done girls!!! may not selecting committe chairmen or minister intervene to pick the players for next round.
Rio Ramlan Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:33 PM
Well done girls, keep it up.
Laksitha R Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:42 AM
Congratulations!! full credit to the coaching camp.
Indika Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:00 AM
May the force be with the team to go all the way. via DM Android App
Lankan Wednesday, 06 February 2013 02:31 AM
first and foremost a big salute to the team for a wonderful victory. it was really refreshing to see our side performing well.
Obama Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM
Well done!!! Knocked out India! via DM Android App
rumi Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:06 PM
warewa- Superb lankan girls- beating India like winning world cup cup
shalini Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:10 PM
Great work girls!!! The guys can learn from them on how a team performance should look like
roshan Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:18 PM
Prasanna Rupasinghe Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:18 PM
wow! What a fantastic performance girls, really enjoyed watching the team spirit and the eager to win, the never give up attitude and smiles all around!! More than they outplayed India, they outplayed our men's team by showing the eager, team spirit and pride of the nation - not bound by "playing for the money attitude" like our big boys do! No IPL for women, no big money, but the PRIDE OF A NATION!!! Perhaps big boys can learn a lot from these girls, simply amazing!! We are proud of you, keep going and bring us the ultimate trophy home!!
ANTON Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:19 PM
Once again Arjuna batted well, bowled well and specially fielded well. CONGRATULATIONS.
jayanath Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:36 PM
Congratulations. Our ladies have outperformed our males team. These ladies don't choke in pressure games. Keep it up.
sha Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:39 PM
Well done girls. Proud of you. Best wishes to go for the cup.
ceylonese Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:00 AM
srilanjan girls team are able to manage the pressure via DM Android App
prasanna Wednesday, 06 February 2013 07:40 AM
Well done girls...thank you india is out of the tournament...
SADDHA Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:54 PM
EXCELLENT STUFF. THOUSAND HEARTY CHEERS.
Dasun Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:58 PM
Ape panchiyonta jayawewa
Muditha Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:04 PM
Adam Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:13 PM
Congratulations Sri Lankan lass. Well played. Hats off. History at the making.
Finally, we break the tag minnows in the women's cricket too.
Lets do what the men did at the 96 WC.
Ruwan Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:14 PM
well done team
Adam Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:15 PM
What a match. Entertaining and exciting.
Finally you lasses proved the world you are worth watching.
raterala Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:26 PM
Well done girls You make SL proud and out male counterparts in to shame
lk Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:35 PM
good that there is no Ipl for ladies.
SL Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM
well done girls. keep it up. via DM Android App
muckgona Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:46 PM
sodiris Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:53 PM
Congratulations! We Sri Lankan's are with you. All the Best. Cheers
human Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM
congratz ladies ... make mother lanka proud..all the best for the rest of the series...
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Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:18 AM
Fantastic performance by the girls - obviously, they dont have to worry about crap like IPL and loads of money.
Anuradha Sampath Ban Tuesday, 05 February 2013 06:32 PM
boy! now i'm happy!
bismillah Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:22 AM
Sri lankan women........ lol. I swear I saw mahela batting. Sri lankan women are doing what lankan men could never do. That is winning.
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