Win over England was a team effort: Siriwardene

Hailing her team’s collective effort for their historic one-wicket win over defending champions England, an elated Sri Lanka skipper Shashikala Siriwardene on Friday said the win over the title favourites side would give them a major confidence boost in the upcoming matches of the ICC Women’s World Cup.

“This is the highest successful run chase for us and this is not easy against a side like England. The main reason is the team effort because out of the 11 there are 7-8 performers, which was lacking for us as a team. And hopefully it will continue,” said Shashikala after her team chased down England’s competitive score of 238 with a last ball six.

It was Sri Lankan women’s first-ever victory over England in any format of the game as they scored their highest total against the three-time winners in the ODIs.Read more
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