Defending champions England suffer shock defeat against Sri Lanka

Friday, 01 February 2013 - 18:56


Defending champions England suffered a shock defeat to Sri Lanka in their opening group match at the Women's World Cup in Mumbai.

In a thrilling finale, Sri Lanka number 10 Dilani Manodara struck the last ball of the match for six to clinch a one-wicket win.

Jenny Gunn had made 52 as England recovered from 29 for 3 to post 238 for 8, scoring 94 off the last 10 overs.

However Sri Lanka's openers put on 103 to lay the platform for a famous victory.