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ICC Women’s World Cup 2013: England set 239-run target against Sri Lanka

ICC Women's World Cup 2013: England set 239-run target against Sri Lanka

Jenny Gunn scored 51 runs off 72 balls for the defending champions © Getty Images

Mumbai: Feb 1, 2013
 
Defending champions England smashed 59 runs in the last five overs, which saw them recover from a dismal start to post a competitive 238 for eight in their ICC Women’s World Cup match against Sri Lanka.
 
Rocked by the loss of three quick wickets against a side that has not beaten them in eight previous encounters, England staged a comeback through their fourth and sixth-wicket pairs in the Group A match at the Brabourne Stadium.
 
Struggling at 29 for three, Arran Brindle (31) and Heather Knight (38) steadied the England innings with a partnership of 64 for the fourth wicket in 100 balls.
 
After the loss of this duo in a span of overs, it was left to Jenny Gunn (52 off 71 balls) and Amy Jones (41) to carry on the good effort with a stand of 83 in 101 balls for the sixth wicket.
 
Later, the tail wagged as England added 59 runs in the last 30 deliveries, with Katherine Brunt making a quick 12 off five balls and Danielle Hazell chipping in with an unbeaten 19 of eight.
 
For Lanka, Kaushalya Lokusooriya, Chamani Senevirathne and captain Shashikala Siriwardene picked up two wickets apiece.
 
England lost their top three batters within half an hour after being put in to bat.
 
Captain Charlotte Edwards, playing in her fifth successive tournament, was bowled off the boots while attempting to hit a ball going down the leg off Kaushalya.
 
England dug themselves into a deeper hole when the other opener Danielle Wyatt, who too played a couple of spanking cover drives, and number 3 Lydia Greenway, were trapped leg before in successive overs by medium pacer Chamani.
 
The recovery act was staged by the right handed duo of Brindle and Knight before a run-out, following a misfiled, ended the blossoming stand. Chamani had a very fruitful five-over first spell of two for 18. 
 
Brindle hit three fours in her 74-ball knock and her dismissal came at the half way stage of the innings that put England back after the rally.

Knight also did not last too long after Brindle’s fall, dragging a ball on to her stumps while trying to sweep a wide ball from leg spinner Sandanali Dolawatte as England slipped to 114 for five.

However, the recovery for the holders was continued in good measure by the pair of Gunn and Jones who helped the team close in on the 200 mark by batting through the second power-play period.

Lanka snapped the partnership with the final ball of the 47th over, which brought Brunt to the crease, and the tall batter hit Kaushalya for a six and a four in the penultimate over.

Brief Scores: England 238 for 8 in 50 overs (Jenny Gunn 52, Arran Brindle 31, Heather Knight 38, Amy Jones 41;  Chamani Senevirathne 2 for 35, Shashikala Siriwardena 2 for 62) vs Sri Lanka.

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