Match Over - England Women won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka Women, who chose to bat
  • Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
  • Referee: SR Bernard
  • When: 02 Jul 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: England Women
  • Man of the Match: LA Marsh


  • Umpire1: AT Holdstock
  • Umpire2: K Cross
  • Third Umpire:



Overs: 30.2 / 50.0

England Women



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Sri Lanka Women

4.04pm So, after defeat against India in their opening match at Derby, England have completed their Asian leg of their World Cup group stage by sending Sri Lanka in a similar direction to Pakistan. Effective bowling, commanding batting, and a sense of a team just beginning to get its act together for the sharp end of the campaign. For Sri Lanka, they once again competed gamely with the bat, but their lack of bowling quality was exposed in the end.

Thanks for joining us, and don't forget to have a nose around the day's other games. Australia-New Zealand, in particular, is just threatening to get interesting...

30.2HASD Siriwardene to SJ Taylor, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, that'll do it! Dumped through long-on, a flowing finish to a flowing innings. Wonderful innings from a true great of the women's game.

One more blow?

30.1HASD Siriwardene to SJ Taylor, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short, thumped through midwicket, where a half-hearted piece of fielding ushered the four over the rope.
End of over 30. 18 runs this over. 198/2 after 179 balls.
HC Knight 82 (75b 10x4 1x6 ) AC Jayangani 4-0-36-0
SJ Taylor 66 (65b 9x4 0x6 ) more

Nevertheless, a tremendous matchwinning knock from the captain, who has made important and contrasting runs in all three matches so far. Augurs well

End of over 29. 14 runs this over. 180/2 after 174 balls.
HC Knight 78 (74b 9x4 1x6 ) LE Kaushalya 4-0-28-0
SJ Taylor 53 (60b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 166/2 after 168 balls.
SJ Taylor 53 (59b 6x4 0x6 ) AC Jayangani 3-0-18-0
HC Knight 65 (69b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 27. 10 runs this over. 161/2 after 162 balls.
HC Knight 64 (65b 6x4 1x6 ) H Madavi 2-0-14-0
SJ Taylor 49 (57b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 7 runs this over. 151/2 after 156 balls.
SJ Taylor 47 (55b 5x4 0x6 ) AC Jayangani 2-0-13-0
HC Knight 56 (61b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 4 runs this over. 144/2 after 150 balls.
SJ Taylor 45 (52b 5x4 0x6 ) H Madavi 1-0-4-0
HC Knight 51 (58b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 140/2 after 144 balls.
HC Knight 49 (56b 5x4 0x6 ) AC Jayangani 1-0-6-0
SJ Taylor 43 (48b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 134/2 after 138 balls.
HC Knight 45 (52b 5x4 0x6 ) I Ranaweera 4-0-23-0
SJ Taylor 41 (46b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 9 runs this over. 129/2 after 132 balls.
HC Knight 43 (49b 5x4 0x6 ) HASD Siriwardene 2-0-13-0
SJ Taylor 38 (43b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 7 runs this over. 120/2 after 126 balls.
HC Knight 37 (46b 4x4 0x6 ) LE Kaushalya 3-0-15-0
SJ Taylor 35 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Martin: "Hi Guys - can you tell me why there is no third umpire in this match, please?" ICC machinations. Only certain games were originally earmarked for TV, so they haven't got universal coverage

End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 113/2 after 120 balls.
SJ Taylor 33 (37b 5x4 0x6 ) HASD Siriwardene 1-0-4-0
HC Knight 32 (43b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Twenty overs gone, and England looking beyond comfortable. Not least Taylor, great to see her having such a strong all-round performance.

End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 109/2 after 114 balls.
SJ Taylor 31 (33b 5x4 0x6 ) LE Kaushalya 2-0-8-0
HC Knight 30 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Chris in Taunto: "I know it's nothing to do with this match but here we are in soggy England, playing under loads of sunshine - and there's India and West Indies in the sunny tropics with their match start delayed by rain. Strange world!" Taunton is the home of cricket, clearly

End of over 18. 6 runs this over. 108/2 after 108 balls.
HC Knight 29 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) I Ranaweera 3-0-18-0
SJ Taylor 31 (32b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Right, here's Miller for the middle-overs leg work

End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 101/2 after 101 balls.
SJ Taylor 27 (28b 5x4 0x6 ) LE Kaushalya 1-0-6-0
HC Knight 26 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 94/2 after 96 balls.
HC Knight 25 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) I Ranaweera 2-0-12-0
SJ Taylor 23 (24b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Time for drinks as the sun beats down on cider country. Stay hydrated, folks...

Manodara's appeal in the previous over looks a little more persuasive with the benefit of replays - Knight's sweep seemed to deflect up off her back pad, then into the keeper's gloves. But hard to be sure it didn't hit the ground in the process

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 88/2 after 90 balls.
SJ Taylor 23 (24b 4x4 0x6 ) OU Ranasinghe 5-0-24-0
HC Knight 19 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 82/2 after 84 balls.
HC Knight 18 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) I Ranaweera 1-0-6-0
SJ Taylor 18 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 76/2 after 78 balls.
HC Knight 13 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) OU Ranasinghe 4-0-18-0
SJ Taylor 17 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 72/2 after 72 balls.
HC Knight 11 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) KADA Kanchana 6-0-38-2
SJ Taylor 15 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 68/2 after 66 balls.
HC Knight 7 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) OU Ranasinghe 3-0-14-0
SJ Taylor 15 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"Hi Guys - can you tell me why there is no third umpire in this match, please?" I believe it's because it wasn't down to be televised originally, Martin. Which is why we have this hotch-potch of games in the tournament with or without DRS

End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 65/2 after 59 balls.
SJ Taylor 14 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) KADA Kanchana 5-0-34-2
HC Knight 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 60/2 after 54 balls.
SJ Taylor 10 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) OU Ranasinghe 2-0-11-0
HC Knight 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 54/2 after 48 balls.
SJ Taylor 9 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) KADA Kanchana 4-0-29-2
HC Knight 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

So, Kanchana has made a couple of important breakthroughs... But England appear set on not getting bogged down in their chase, seeking boundaries at ever opportunity

End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 44/1 after 42 balls.
SJ Taylor 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) OU Ranasinghe 1-0-5-0
L Winfield 20 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) more

There's a slip in place

End of over 6. 10 runs this over. 38/1 after 35 balls.
L Winfield 18 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) KADA Kanchana 3-0-18-1
SJ Taylor 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 10 runs this over. 28/0 after 30 balls.
TT Beaumont 12 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) SS Weerakkody 3-0-20-0
L Winfield 14 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 18/0 after 23 balls.
TT Beaumont 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) KADA Kanchana 2-0-8-0
L Winfield 9 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Probably worth noting that this game is being played on a used pitch... So the SL spinners should have a big role to play as the innings wears on

End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 11/0 after 18 balls.
L Winfield 9 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) SS Weerakkody 2-0-10-0
TT Beaumont 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Well, we've felt the fibre of Winfield's fabric now... Couple of statement shots there

End of over 2. 1 runs this over. 2/0 after 11 balls.
L Winfield 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) KADA Kanchana 1-0-1-0
TT Beaumont 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Shihan: "At least SL got 200+ score to ball at, hope spinners will do some magic & repeat the same result like 2013 world cup, which still as Sri Lankans we are proudly talking about." And rightly so, it was a famous win

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
TT Beaumont 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) SS Weerakkody 1-0-1-0
L Winfield 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

And slip is removed after just one ball... Doesn't inspire confidence

L WinfieldC OU Ranasinghe B KADA Kanchana262450108.33
TT BeaumontLBW KADA Kanchana12162075
SJ Taylornot out 7467110110.45
HC KnightC H Madavi B AC Jayangani8276101107.89
NR Scivernot out 0000-
KH Brunt -
FC Wilson -
DN Wyatt -
A Shrubsole -
D Hazell -
LA Marsh -
Total 206/3
SS Weerakkody3.002006.67
KADA Kanchana6.003826.33
OU Ranasinghe5.002404.8
I Ranaweera4.002305.75
LE Kaushalya4.002807
HASD Siriwardene2.202109
AC Jayangani4.003619
H Madavi2.001407