06th May 2017 22:49:09 Hours
Sri Lanka Army woman cricketers clinched the Division I Women’s (Limited Over) runners-up slot - 2017 at Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA) grounds, Colombo on Wednesday (3).
Air Force woman cricketers emerged victorious in the finals, defeating their Army counterparts by 61 runs. Army women were restricted to 129 against the rivals' 191.
Air Force chose to bat after winning the all-important toss at the MCA grounds.
Air Force woman cricketers finished on 190/9 in their 50 overs, although Army woman soldiers kept the pressure on the victors until the last moment.
However, Army woman cricketers ended up at 129 in 45.4 overs after a close encounter.
Air Force (A); 190/9 (50), Chamari Athapaththu 60, Yasoda Mendis 41, Dilani Manodara 24, Ama Kanchana 23*, Oshadi Ranasinghe 21, Sugandika Kumari 3/21, Lakmali Meththananda 2/38, Niluka Karunarathne 2/39.
Army (A); 129 (45.4), Lakmali Meththananda 27, Chamari Polgampola 2/13,Chamari Athapaththu 2/28.