Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Australia vs Sri Lanka, Match 13 of ICC Women’s World T20 2016. The Group A match is being played at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. We’ll bring you all the updates regarding the match here. Australia and Sri Lanka have a win and a loss from two matches each with Australia above these opponents in the Women’s T20 World Cup’s Points Table due to a better Net Run Rate. Australia beat South Africa Women before losing their fixture to New Zealand Women. On the other hand, the Lankans began their campaign with a defeat at the hands of the New Zealanders and that was followed by a win over the Irish side.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 125/1 in overs 17.4 | Batting: Elyse Villani 53(39), Meg Lanning 56(53) | Both batswomen have got to their fifties. Australia Women have recovered from a dicey performance against New Zealand and they have managed to pull off a convincing win this time around. Sri Lanka Women were never really in the match after scoring only 123.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 104/1 in overs 15 | Batting: Elyse Villani 41(31), Meg Lanning 48(45) | It’s a matter of an over or two now. Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning are doing it at a canter now. Both batswomen are closing in on their respective fifties. Sri Lanka Women looking downcast.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 70/1 in overs 10 | Batting: Elyse Villani 26(21), Meg Lanning 29(25) | Villani and Lanning are doing this at a canter right now. Australia Women can do it without taking any risks from this point. Sri Lanka Women will need something truly special to recover now.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 40/1 in overs 6 | Batting: Elyse Villani 19(15), Meg Lanning 8(7) | Inoka Ranaweera has dismissed Alyssa Healy bowled for 7 off 9 balls, but new woman Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani continue to bat well at the other end. OUT! Alyssa Healy b Inoka Ranaweera 7(9)

Live Cricket Score: Australia 18/0 in overs 3 | Batting: Elyse Villani 10(9), Alyssa Healy 7(9) | This has been an excellent start for Australia Women. Villani and Healy have got Australia off to a fine start. The Sri Lankan Women have not managed to create any early pressure at all.

Live Cricket Score | Sri Lanka 123/8 in overs 20 | Batting: Udeshika Prabodhani 1(1): Sri Lanka look to post a decent score here. It was a team game for both the sides while Allyse Healy has pulled off some brilliant tasks behind the stumps. Meanwhile, Megan Schutt missed on her run out but what a spell from the bowler and a remarkable final over from her.Run out off the last delivery.

OUT! Nipuni Hansika run out 1 (1)

OUT! Eshani Lokusuriyage stumped Alyssa Healy b Megan Schutt 16 (19

OUT! Prasadani Weerakkody c Elyse Villani b Megan Schutt 7 (7)

OUT! Oshadi Ranasinghe run out 4 (16

Live Cricket Score | Sri Lanka 104/4 in overs 16 | Batting: Eshani Lokusuriyage 8(9), Oshadi Ranasinghe 2(5): 100 up for Sri Lanka Women! But they have lost two wickets in the process. It was Chamari Atapattu and Dilani Mandidara who built up the most crucial partnership for the side as they chose to bat. Good contest here at Delhi.

OUT! Anushka Sanjeewani st Alyssa Healy b Kristen Beams 12 (13)

OUT! Chamari Atapattu Jayangani b Jess Jonassen 38 (32)

Live Cricket Score | Sri Lanka 58/2 in overs 12 | Batting: Dilani Manodara 33(28), Chamari Atapattu 22(18):WICKET! Finally another success for the Southern Stars as they remove a dangerous looking Dilani Manodara. But she has provided a good start to her team here. No boundary off the following over, Southern Stars trying to get control of what’s happening here.

OUT! Dilani Manodara b Kristen Beams 38(35)

Live Cricket Score | Sri Lanka 58/1 in overs 8 | Batting: Dilani Manodara 33(28), Chamari Atapattu 22(18): A brilliant comeback by the Sri Lanka Women! Boundaries are coming in every over and that’s spoiling the efforts of the Southern Stars. The batsmen are quick between the wickets and ensuring singles as well and the current runrate is lying somewhere around 8 which is great after losing the first wicket in the first over.

Live Cricket Score | Sri Lanka 25/1 in overs 4 | Batting: Dilani Manodara 16(16), Chamari Atapattu 6(6): A great start by Australia’s Osborne as she removed the opener in the very first over. The stand-in skipper is at the crease and Dilani Manodara comes out. The second over brought along 4 runs, a nice one by Elysse Perry. Went for fuller-deliveries and came permitted the batsmen with just singles and doubles. FOUR! First boundary for the Lankan ladies. Surangika sweeps it using its pace through fine leg. Singles from the next deliveries. Good over for Sri Lanka, good comeback by Megan Schutt after that boundary as well. Rene Farell to bowl the next, starts with a single. BOUNDARY! Dilani plays a great shot over mid-wicket.

OUT! Yasoda Mendis c Kristen Beams b Erin Osborne 0 (2)

TOSS UPDATE: Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first. 

Playing XI:

Australia Women: Elyse Villani, Alyssa Healy(w), Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell, Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Erin Osborne, Megan Schutt, Rene Farrell, Kristen Beams

Sri Lanka Women: Chamari Atapattu (c), Yasoda Mendis, Dilani Manodara, Oshadi  Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani, Eshani  Lokusuriyage, Prasadani Weerakkody, Nipuni Hansika, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari

Australia and Sri Lanka Women will be led by their regular Twenty20 International (T20I) skippers, Meg Lanning and Chamari Atapattu respectively. The Black Caps-led by Kane Williamson are also unbeaten after three matches in ICC world T20 2016, and similarly their counterparts the White Ferns are have been the most dominant side in the Women’s T20 World Cup.

This fixture is a must-win situation for the Southern Stars. A loss and a semi-final chance is all over for the defending champions. They have won the last three World T20s and the previous edition of 2014 was won under the leadership of Lanning. The teams have never met in a T20 match before, while their three-game One-Day International (ODI) history consists of matches in 2000, 2005 and 2013—all won by Australia. Not to forget, both the sides are coming off a loss against India in their respective T20I series. While India beat Australia in their own den, Sri Lanka were white-washed on the Indian soil.

Squads:

Australia Women: Elyse Villani, Alyssa Healy(wk), Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning(c), Erin Osborne, Megan Schutt, Rene Farrell, Kristen Beams, Lauren Cheatle, Nicola Carey, Beth Mooney, Holly Ferling, Sarah Coyte

Sri Lanka Women: Chamari Atapattu, Yasoda Mendis, Dilani Manodara (wk), Shashikala Siriwardene (c), Eshani Lokusuriyage, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Prasadani Weerakkody, Ama Kanchana, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Nipuni Hansika, Hansima Karunaratne, Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi de Silva.