Live Updates

  • 9:34 PM IST

    Australia Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 8 wickets.

    Chasing, 258 to win, it was Australian skipper Meg Lanning, who made a
    thumping hundred en-route her sides 8-wicket win. This was her 11th ODI
    ton in 59 innings. Lanning remained unbeaten on 150* was supported by
    Nicole Bolton (60) and Ellyse Perry. Sadly, for Sri Lanka Chamari Atapattu’s 178* went in vain.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    100! Meg Lanning brings up her 11th ODI hundred in style. She smacked Sripali for a boundary down the leg-side. Earlier she hit Sripali past point to move on to 99. Ellyse Perry meanwhile, is knocking off runs like it is as easy as milking a cow.

  • 8:43 PM IST

    LIVE, AUS W 154/2 : Meg Lanning has continued her scoring form after the departure of Nicole Botlon. Nicole fell for 60 to Nicole trying to carve the ball on the off side handed Nipuni Hansika a simple catch at point off Shashikala Siriwardene. Ellyse Perry will look to continue her good form.

  • 8:05 PM IST

    50! Meg Lannings brings up her 11th ODI half-century. This has been a captain’s knock by her. She has taken the attack on the bowling, negating any confidence they gained after picking Beth Mooney’s wicket. The pair brought up their 100-run stand in 104 balls.

    50! Nicole Bolton knocks her second ODI fifty in as many matches. She has complemented the skipper quite well rotating strikes and taking off the pressure.

  • 7:32 PM IST

    LIVE, AUS 57/1 : Both Meg Lanning and Nicole Bolton have been solid after the fall of Beth Mooney’s wicket in the second over. Meg has just scored freely playing a ferocious knock, while Nicole has been the more cautious of the two.

  • 6:59 PM IST

    OUT! Sri Lanka draw first blood in the very second over. Weerakkody removes Mooney. Jayangani takes a good catch. Big blow for Australia. Sri Lanka on fire.

    OUT! Mooney c Jayangani b SS Weerakkody 0

  • 6:22 PM IST
    So a wicket down and Schutt got her first after being smashed the maximum by Chamari. Well, she did not spare anyone for that matter. Inoka Ranaweera hardly had anything to do. Chamari has broken several records and that report will follow soon. Meanwhile, Australia need 258 to win!
  • 6:07 PM IST

    Chamari Atapattu is smashing Beams left, right and centre. Consecutive sixes for Atapattu, taking her to 171 already. The over is not done yet! Phew, 15 runs from that over. She is playing an innings of her lifetime.

  • 6:01 PM IST
  • 6:00 PM IST

  • 5:58 PM IST

    The rate at which Chamari Atapattu is moving, she might just accumulate all the runs she had scored in the World Cup Qualifiers of tally 155. This is an excellent innings by the mainstay batter of Sri Lanka. With 2 fours and a six, that is 150 for Atapattu! She has left Australia Women in splits.

  • 5:44 PM IST

    Nicole Bolton tries her luck every over and gets a wicket. While Atapattu remains, Eshani goes and Sripali arrives. Atapattu is moving at a strike rate of 102 and she has already smashed 17 fours and 2 sixes. Indeed an innings to remember.

  • 5:30 PM IST

    And a century is on cards fot Chamari. She is on 99. With 4 boundaries and a six, she has raced to it comfortably. And with a single, she races to her 3rd century. Eshani can also play a decent second fiddle. With 11 overs left, Sri Lanka ease easily go past the 200-run mark. Chamari has indeed played a fine innings.

  • 5:10 PM IST

    It is raining wickets. Nicole Bolton strikes in her first over and it is also drinks time. By the first drinks break Sri Lanka looked all stable. The scene is completely different now. Hasini Perera goes for nought.

  • 5:07 PM IST

  • 5:04 PM IST

    Sri Lanka are down with another wicket. Shashikala who gave some hopes of Sri Lanka bouncing back has now been dismissed for 24. So Villani and Beams share 4 wickets now. Meanwhile, Atapattu continues to play lone battle.

  • 4:39 PM IST

    Debutant Belinda Vakawera has been decent with her length and has conceded just 6 runs off her 2 overs. Meanwhile, Atapattu is continuing her classic bowling. Shashikala has entered the crease and let’s not forget, she holds fifties against India and England from the 2013 edition.

  • 4:22 PM IST

    The slumping for Sri Lanka has begun. When they were on course, Australia are breaking the momentum at regular intervals. Manodara goes for 8. She looked unsettled as well and Kristen Beams gets the wicket. Atapattu left to play the lone battle. Villani strikes the second time and Prasadani goes for 1.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    Atapattu continues her form and gets to her fifty. A well-deserved one for the Sri Lanka after a long wait.

  • 4:12 PM IST

    Drinks time and Sri Lanka have recovered from their early jolts on time, courtesy Chamarai Atapattu who is approaching her fifty. Dilani is also seen struggling with the tight bowling from Australia. Elyse Villani has given away just 1 run so far in comparison to 24 runs conceded off 3 overs as seen in the previous game.

  • 3:55 PM IST

    SL W 54/2, 14 overs, Batting: Chamari Atapattu 37, Dilani Manodara 3: So that is fifty up and Lanning had brought a spinner very soon to the squad. Spinner Ashleigh got a wicket as well. Polgampola who took so long to settle was dusted off. Dilani has joined Atapattu, who is in form of her life.

  • 3:28 PM IST

    SL W 28/1, 6 overs, Batting: Chamari Polgampola 0, Chamari Atapattu 1: The Chamaris show is never boring. They are back at it again and this time Australia are the target. Atapattu has taken the centre stage with some back-to-back boundaries off Ellyse Perry. Already 28 runs on board.

  • 3:26 PM IST

    Yeah, Australia have all the potential to create havoc:

  • 3:25 PM IST
  • 3:09 PM IST

    SL W 2/1, 1 over, Batting: Chamari Polgampola 0, Chamari Atapattu 1: A do-or-die situation for Sri Lanka and a wicket down already. Both the teams are beginning from where it was left. Hansika continues her poor form while Ellyse Perry provides the first breakthrough. So now it is back to the ‘Chamaris’ show.

  • 2:49 PM IST
    slw Playing XI: Nipuni Hansika, Chamari Polgampola, Chamari Atapattu, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Dilani Manodara, Shashikala Siriwardene, Prasadani Weerakkody(wk), Sripali Weerakkody, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera (c), Hasini Perera

    ausw Playing XI: Beth Mooney, Nicole Bolton, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, Alex Blackwell, Alyssa Healy (wk), Ashleigh Gardner, Megan Schutt, Kristen Beams, Belinda Vakarewa
  • 2:38 PM IST

    Toss Update: AUS W opt to bowl

 © Getty Images

© Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live updates of match No. 8, between Australia and Sri Lanka, of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. We, Shruti Hariharan and Vishal Mehra, and will bring live scores as well as happenings from social media space. Meanwhile, Aditya Sahay will be live-blogging for India-West Indies contest. In all, the double-header promises some top-drawer cricket. Sri Lanka enter the contest as underdogs against the six-time title-holders Australia. Though they may not go the distance, they are expected to take a team or two down. They, as a matter of fact, are one of the most experienced teams in the campaign, with 9 of 15 cricketers having played in the 2013 edition. However, the veterans know how tough the battle will be when they face the defending champions.

Australia thrashed West Indies in their opening tie. Nicole Bolton remained unbeaten on 107 off 116 in pursuit of 205. She received Player of the Match for the same. Before that, Ellyse Perry took 3 for 47, while Jess Jonassen and Kristen Beams scalped 4 wickets combined. Sri Lanka did not have a good time.

New Zealand walloped them by 9 wickets. Despite Chamari Polgampola and Chamari Atapattu added 82 for the second wicket, Sri Lanka bundled out for 188, courtesy Holly Huddleston’s five-wicket haul. In reply, captain Suzie Bates blasted a century and triumphed with 9 wickets in hand.

Squad

Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Alex Blackwell, Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams, Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachel Haynes, Alyssa Healy (wk), Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani, Amanda-Jade Wellington

West Indies: Inoka Ranwaweera (c), Chandima Gunaratne, Nipuni Hansika, Chamari Atapattu, Ama Kanchana, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Chamari Polgampola, Harshitha Madavi, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Shashikala Siriwardene, Dilani Manodara, Prasadani Weerakkody, Sripali Weerakkody