EN-W vs SL-W: Coming to chase, the hosts faced a big blow when Anushka Sanjeevani returned on a duck in the first over. Sri Lanka then failed to build a partnership and was soon reduced to 46-7 when Nilakshi De Silva (45) and Oshadi Ranasinghe (51*) showed some characters and helped the side cross 150 runs marks. While it was the maiden ODI fifty for Oshadi Ranasinghe, the 88 runs partnership between the two for the eighth wicket certainly saved Sri Lanka from a big humiliation. Eventually, Sri Lanka finished 159-8 in 40 overs when the rain came into play and the hosts fell short by 154 runs.
It is a must-win game for the hosts to stay alive in the contest. The third and final ODI will be played on March 21 Thursday at Air Force Ground, Katunayake. The ODI series will be followed by 3 T20Is scheduled on March 24, 26 and 28 in Colombo.
England Women vs SRI Lanka Women Playing 11:
Wicketkeeper: Amy Jones
Batswomen: Heather Knight, Danni Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, L Winfield, F Wilson
All-rounder: Natalie Sciver
Bowlers: Anya Shrubsole, L Marsh, Kate Cross, Katherine Brunt
Sri Lanka Women-
Wicketkeeper: P Weerakody
Batters: Nilakshi De Silva, A Sanjeewani, H Perera, H Madavi
All-rounder: S Siriwardene, Chamari Atapattu
Bowlers: U Prabodhani, O Ranasinghe, I Ranaweera, H Karunaratne
England Women vs SRI Lanka Women Squads:
Amy Jones, Fran Wilson, Sophia Dunkley, Danni Wyatt, Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Alex Hartley, Kathryn Cross, Freya Davies, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Linsey Smith.
Sri Lanka Women-
Inoshi Priyadharshani, Sugandika Kumari, Chamari Atapattu (c), Prasadani Weerakkody, Hansima Karunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani, Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Hasini Perera, Achini Kulasuriya, Kaveesha Dilhari, Nilakshi De Silva, Shashikala Siriwardena, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Udeshika Probadhani