Wednesday 17 November 2010 

England Claim Series After Second ODI Is Washed Out

England Claim Series After Second ODI Is Washed Out
England Claim Series After Second ODI Is Washed Out
© Action Images / Steven Paston
 

Sri Lanka Women 173-8 (Jayangani 37, Edwards 4-30) v
England Women 30-1 - no result
Second One-Day International, Colombo

The second One-Day International between England Women and Sri Lanka Women was abandoned due to bad weather in Colombo, handing the tourists a 1-0 series win.

The poor weather initially forced the match to be reduced to 38 overs per side following a delayed start and England were just nine overs and one ball into their pursuit of 174 to win when further rain and bad light ended the match.

England captain Charlotte Edwards, playing in a record 142nd One-Day International and becoming the most-capped female international cricketer in the process, took four for 30 before she was the only England player to be dismissed in reply.

Fellow spinners Laura Marsh and Danielle Hazell both picked up four wickets.

The two sides are now scheduled to play a three-match Twenty20 International series which begins on 19th November, also in Colombo.

Looking ahead, Edwards said: "It was a disappointing day, we obviously want to get as many games in as possible, but that’s cricket, you can’t control the weather. We’ll now look towards the Twenty 20 Series and hope those games are not affected by the Colombo monsoon season."

© Cricket World 2010

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