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Women’s cricketers win SL’s first medal at Asian Games

Bronze medalists from Sri Lanka stand for a flag rising ceremony after the medal ceremony following the women’s cricket final at the Yeonhui Cricket Ground during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 26, 2014.

Sri Lanka Women’s cricket team won the Bronze medal after beating China by five wickets in the T20 match of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea yesterday. They thus recorded the first medal-winning performance by Sri Lanka at this edition of the Asiad.

Chinese women, after winning the toss, scored a mere 65 for six in their allotted 20 overs. The Lankans were home in the 18th over for a loss of five wickets.

Brief Scores: China Women 65 for 6 wkts in 20 overs (Yu Miao 26; Maduri Samuddika 2-5, Inoka Ranaweera 2-18)

SL Women 66 for 5 wkts in 17.1 overs (Chamari Atapattu 16, Shashikala Siriwardene 12, Dilani Manodara 12; Fengfeng Song 2-8).

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