England v Sri Lanka: Women's World Cup, Mumbai, as it happened

Sri Lanka hit a six off the last ball to beat England by one wicket at the Women's World Cup in Mumbai.

1 February 2013 Last updated at 12:16 GMT

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  1. 1056: 

    Well, that was quite an astonishing finish to any game of cricket, let alone a World Cupset featuring the defending champions against a team who had never beaten them. I'll leave you to pick the bones out of that one, it makes England's next game - against hosts India - all the more important.

    That game starts in the early hours of Sunday - and we'll be here to bring you live text on that game, while BBC Radio 5 live sports extra's coverage starts at 0315 GMT. Hope you'll join us then.


    Player of the match is Eshani Kaushalya for her game-changing 56 from 41 balls - while her early removal of Charlotte Edwards also had a big effect on the game.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "This was definitely a major blow. I think the girls should go away and forget about today and go back to basics. With the West Indies and India coming up they need to make sure they hit their mark in time for the Super Six stage. It is possible, but they need to go away and regroup."


    Sri Lanka captain Shashikala Siriwardene: "It's a dream come true, I think we've been waiting for this for 16 years. We did our homework and our bowlers did really well until the 40th over. We were hoping Atapattu would come into form and today it came off. I never panicked as I knew Eshani Kaushalya would finish the match for us. We wanted to keep them to under 200 but we got a good start and hopefully we can go on."


    England captain Charlotte Edwards: "We're obviously disappointed, but what a game of cricket. Congratulations to Sri Lanka, but today we just weren't good enough. We were happy with 238 from the position we're in. There were a few misfields that really cost us but you can't take away what a great effort it was by Sri Lanka. That hitting towards the end was the difference, but we've got to pick ourselves up and come back hard on Sunday."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think someone like Anya Shrubsole would have made a difference today, getting the ball in quicker and forcing those extra shots. She could have been a straight replacement for Elwiss."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Yes, conditions can be difficult at nine o'clock in the morning, but someone has to bat first, and it happened to be England. They didn't really have anyone backing up Katherine Brunt - the spinners Colvin and Hazell bowled quite well, but Elwiss, Gunn and Brindle were all much of a muchness, she didn't really have anyone like Anya Shrubsole she could turn to. I think they're going to have to force Sarah Taylor and Laura Marsh back in now for that next game against India."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think that's one of the best games I've seen in women's cricket in terms of excitement. Kaushalya and Atapattu have really delivered with the bat, I think England will be absolutely devastated."

  9. 50 overs: 

    Manodara hits the last ball for six, and Sri Lanka have beaten England for the first time ever in a one-day international!

  10. 49.5 overs: 
    SL 238-9 (TARGET 239)

    Elwiss bowls, Manodara hits it straight to a fielder. One ball left!


    So two balls left, scores level, and the last pair at the wicket! Who'd have predicted this?!

  12. 49.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Kaushalya run out 56 (SL 238-9)

    All the England fielders saving one. Manodara hits the ball straight to extra cover, and Kaushalya is run out! Unbelievable!


    Hang on a minute. Umpires confer. Do they think something or someone put Elwiss off as she tried to take the catch?

  14. 49.3 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- SL 238-8 (TARGET 239)

    Field comes up, Kaushalya swings it into the air, fielders converge, Elwiss calls for it... and drops it as the batsmen run one! Scores level, three balls left!

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I am completely gobsmacked. This is not what anyone would have predicted."

  16. 49.2 overs: 

    The dangerous Kaushalya is on strike. Edwards rearranges her fielders. It's a big swing... and six over mid-wicket! Two needed from four balls.

  17. 49.1 overs: 
    SL 231-8 (TARGET 239)

    Manodara Dilscoops Georgia Elwiss for a single. Eight needed from five.

  18. 49 overs: 
    SL 230-8 (TARGET 239)

    New batter is wicketkeeper Dilani Manodara. She hits her first ball for a single. England won't mind too much as long as Kaushalya stays off strike. Nune runs needed off six balls, and I'm going ball-by-ball...

  19. 48.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Rasangika c Elwiss b Hazell 9 (SL 229-8)

    A big decision - who to bowl? England opt for Danielle Hazell's off-spin. Kaushalya plays and misses at the first ball, blasts the second for a single to long-off. 12 needed from 10. Rasangika has to reach to poke the third ball for a single, 11 from nine. A boundary changes everything. So does a wicket. Kaushalya drills a single to long-on. 10 from eight. Long-off comes up, mid-wicket goes back, Rasangika swings... and lobs a carch to Georgia Elwiss at backward point! And a wicket is also a dot ball, so it's 10 needed from seven.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Sri Lanka have got absolutely nothing to lose, and I think that shows in the mindset."

  21. 48 overs: 
    SL 226-7 (TARGET 239)

    Jenny Gunn will bowl the 48th (and presumably 50th) over, going round the wicket to the leftie Rasangika. The first ball is a dot as Gunn fields off her own bowling, but the second is an unforced error as Rasangika's on-drive beats two despairing dives and they run three, bringing the dangerous Kaushalya on strike. 26 needed from 16 balls. Kaushalya puts her side right back in the game, clubbing a full toss through mid-wicket for four, and hammering another boundary through the covers off the fourth ball. A single brings Rasangika back on strike, and she hammers the last ball of Gunn's over for four through mid-off. 13 needed from 12 balls. "An upset is definitely on the cards," warns Charles Dagnall on TMS.


    Nigel Kot on Twitter: "Feeling a bit more nervous than I should be about England winning this match."

  23. 47 overs: 
    SL 210-7 (TARGET 239)

    With four overs left, England opt to use up Katherine Brunt's last over - I'd say if she could remove Kausalya, the game would be pretty much over. The big hitter swings and misses at the first ball of the over, but can only manage a single off the second. Charles Dagnall and Ebony think Rasangika is rather brave not to bat in a helmet against Brunt, the world's top-ranked women's ODI bowler (and arguably the fastest)... Swing-and-a-miss at her first ball, she manages a single to her second, and although Kaushalya clubs the fifth ball for two, she can't get the last ball of Brunt's spell away, and the Yorkshire seamer finishes with 2-36 from her 10 overs. Sri Lanka need 29 from 18 balls.

  24. 46 overs: 
    SL 206-7 (TARGET 239)

    The new batter is Deepika Rasangika. Batting at nine, she didn't bowl and her only contribution was to drop Jenny Gunn the ball before she was dismissed. Batting left-handed in a cap, she can't get the last ball of Brindle's over away. 33 needed from 24 balls.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England need to keep Kaushalya off strike here."

  26. 45.5 overs: 
    WICKET- S Weerakkody c Jones b Brindle 0 (SL 206-7)

    Five overs left - including an over of Brunt - and Sri Lanka send out Sripali Weerakkody as their number eight. England turn to Arran Brindle, but it's Kaushalya facing and she blasts the first two balls of the over for four, the first past the despairing dive of long-off, and the second squeezed between two fielders in the extra cover region. A single takes her to 35 from 29 balls. Weerakkody faces her first ball, and edges a catch to Amy Jones behind the timbers for her first international catch!

  27. 45 overs: 
    WICKET- Seneviratna b Gunn 14 (SL 197-6, target 239)

    With the spinners having taken a bit of tap in the last couple overs, England turn back to the medium-fast Jenny Gunn. Seneviratna and Kaushalya manage a couple of singles as Gunn fires the ball into the blockhole, , before castling Seneviratna with the last ball of a tight over. 42 needed from 30 balls.

  28. 44 overs: 
    SL 195-5

    With 55 needed from 42 balls, Edwards shuffles her bowlers, Danielle Hazell returns to the attack and Seneviratna pushes a quick single. Kaushalya smears a single through mid-wicket, Seneviratna helps herself to a single to fine leg, then Kaushalya bludgeons another six over the bowler's head! "England will be very nervous here," comments Ebony on TMS (who sounds a little nervous herself). A single takes the powerful right-hander to 25 from 23 balls. Seneviratna nicks the strike - she has 13 from 19 - and Sri Lanka need 44 from 36 balls. Anyone know if we get a Super Over or anything like that if it's tied?

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think Kaushalya is a fast bowler who fancies herself as a batter!"

  30. 43 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- SL 184-5 (TARGET 239)

    Kaushalya and Seneviratna exchange singles against Colvin, then Kaushalya aims another big blast but the chance is dropped by Jenny Gunn on the long-on boundary. They run one, Next ball, there's an appeal for a stumping as Amy Jones whips the bails off but Seneviratna had kept her back foot grounded. A single takes her to 10, then Kaushalya launches the last ball of the over for six over long-on! This ain't over yet...

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England need to keep it simple here - they miss, we hit - while Sri Lanka need a tail-end innings like Tino Best in that Test match. With the slower pace of Holly Colvin and Arran Brindle, there's not much they can get behind."

  32. 42 overs: 
    SL 174-5

    Seneviratna sweeps Brindle, there's a chance of a run-out but the throw from short fine leg is wide of Jones behind the stumps. Kaushalya is eyeing up another big hit, but it reaches Brunt at cow corner on the bounce and they can only run one.

  33. 41 overs: 
    SL 172-5

    England keep Brunt's last over up their sleeves and turn back to the left-arm spin of Holly Colvin, but the powerfully built Kaushalya, who had taken a while to get off the mark, gets underneath one and heaves it through mid-wicket for four. Two more singles are added, this was around the stage when England started to take off in the last few overs - can Sri Lanka take it to the wire?

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "You have to say at least three Sri Lankan batters threw their wickets away with poor shot selection."

  35. 40 overs: 
    SL 166-5

    A change in the bowling as medium-pacer Arran Brindle will deliver the last over of the batting powerplay. Kaushalya is finally off the mark, from her eighth delivery faced, with a single - while she and Seneviratna add four more singles from the over. Sri Lanka need 73 from 60 balls.

    And a result from Cuttack - Pakistan bowled Australia out for 175 but were then themselves bowled out for 83, losing by 92 runs.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Eshani Kaushalya has the, ahem, deportment of a certain former Sri Lanka captain... a Mr Arjuna Ranatunga..."

  37. 39 overs: 
    SL 161-5

    Chamani Seneviratna is the new batter, she's off the mark with a four through fine leg and Brunt has 2-32 from nine overs.

  38. 38.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Dolawatte c Greenway b Brunt 4 (SL 157-5)

    Brunt comes up trumps for England again, and it's becoming a procession as Dolawatte hits the ball straight to Greenway at point, you can't expect one of the best fielders in the world to shell those...

  39. 38 overs: 
    SL 157-4

    Georgia Elwiss, with a wicket in each of her last two overs, begins her sixth. She was named as player of the series in England's 3-2 ODI series win against India last July and after a single from Dolawatte, she keeps the squeeze on Sri Lanka with five dot balls to Kaushalya.

  40. 37 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- SL 156-4 (TARGET 239)

    Mark Butcher on TMS thinks Brunt has a proper "fast bowler's swagger" on, in the manner of her fellow Barnsley pace ace Darren Gough, as every dot ball is pushing the asking rate up. Although Brunt has her length right, her line is a little shaky as she concedes a couple of legside wides, then there's a reverse-swinging delivery which has Dolawatte fencing nervously, Brunt and all the fielders appeal for a catch behind... but the Nepalese umpire Buddhi Pradan - the man that matters - is unmoved. Dolawatte smears a single to third man, Kaushalya is yet to score. And that required rate is up to 6.38...

  41. 36 overs: 
    SL 153-4

    Opening bowler Eshani Kaushalya is the new batter at number six, and England have more than a little momentum.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "This is the ninth time that England and Sri Lanka have met in ODIs, with Sri Lanka yet to win. With England the top seeds in Group A and Sri Lanka the bottom, a Sri Lanka win would be a massive shock. You feel, though, that the momentum has turned for the defending champions."

  43. 35.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Siriwardene c Greenway b Elwiss 34 (SL 153-4)

    The batting powerplay - left until the last possible moment, as seems the fashion - is signalled as Elwiss begins a new over to Siriwardene, who skies the ball towards third man but it falls just short of Arran Brindle. Siriwardene turns for a second run, the throw is a little wide of Amy Jones and fortune favours Siriwardene as she makes her ground, despite having risked being out twice on the same delivery. Elwiss's next three deliveries yield a wide and two singles - but England have another breakthrough, and it's the one they want, when Siriwardene is brilliantly caught by Lydia Greenway at backward point.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I just feel like the pressure's been put on the Sri Lanka captain Sirawardene, after Mendis went and they lost Weerakkody to a wild swipe. I think there may have been a need for Brunt to come back a couple of overs before - she showed that by bending her back, that extra pace put the pressure on Sri Lanka."

  45. 35 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- SL 147-3 (TARGET 239)

    Siriwardene steers Brunt for two to Hazell on the point boundary, then Brunt finds a bit of movement as she has the Sri Lanka skipper playing and missing. Brunt has 1-26 from seven overs, and it's time for drinks.

  46. 34 overs: 
    SL 145-3

    The new batter is the diminutive Sandamali Dolawatte, who we saw bowl 10 good overs of leg-spin earlier. She sees off the last ball of Elwiss's over, and the bowler has a big grin on her face after that wicket.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "If I were the captain, I'd be having words with Weerakkody after that shot. It was needless."

  48. 33.5 overs: 
    WICKET- P Weerakkody b Elwiss 1 (SL 145-3)

    England have their two opening bowlers back on as Georgia Elwiss returns. Sirawardene spears a single to Colvin on the backward point boundary - then Weerakkody self-destructs rather needlessly when she aims a village-style heave over mid-wicket, misses and that's a perfect ball from Elwiss as it hits the top of off stump! You miss, I hit...

  49. 33 overs: 
    SL 144-2 (TARGET 239)

    Prasadani Weerakkody - no relation to seamer Sripali Weerakkody - is the new batter. This is only her fourth ODI, and she averages four with the bat from her previous three appearances. She's off the mark with a single to third man, while Siriwardene - on whom a lot rests now - adds another, she's on 28 from 33 balls.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "This is a crucial spell for Sri Lanka - we'll see if they've got a Jenny Gunn-type player who can see the innings through for a while before attacking at the end."

  51. 32.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Mendis c Colvin b Brunt 46 (SL 142-2)

    Katherine Brunt returns to the attack and after starting with a wide, punches the air in celebration as Mendis skies one into the air over mid-wicket and Colvin takes the catch, while Brunt gives Mendis a bit of a send-off, tapping her finger against her bottom lip...


    Sue Day โ€on Twitter: "Looks like it's going to be tight but Lottie has nerves of steel so I'm still backing England..."

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  53. 32 overs: 
    SL 141-1

    Hazell is quickly through her over, just two singles from it. At this stage, England were 119-5. Are we really on for a World Cupset here?

  54. 31 overs: 
    SL 139-1

    Siriwardene is moving up through the gears here, guiding Colvin for a four through third man and then thumping another boundary over mid-on. A single takes her to 26 from 28 balls.


    Richie Rajamani โ€on Twitter: "One does feel that England have to utilise all their chances in the field to check Sri Lanka here."

  56. 30 overs: 
    SL 130-1

    Mendis and Siriwardene help themselves to singles against Hazell, before the off-spinner floats one down the leg side and Mendis helps it on its way for four. "I think it may be time for a bit of Brunt," says Charles Dagnall on TMS.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "The Brabourne Stadium is hosting both day and day-night matches, with the day matches starting very early - 0900 local time. Both the morning and evening can bring dew, so the best batting conditions are in the middle of the day. Expect sides winning the toss in day games to field first, but bat first in the day-night matches. At the moment, Sri Lanka are using the glorious sunshine to their advantage."

  58. 29 overs: 
    SL 124-1 (TARGET 239)

    Mendis steers the recalled Colvin for a single, then Siriwardene waits before square-cutting a four past point. A single takes the skipper to 16 from 21 balls, Mendis nicks the strike although she's taken 81 balls to score 40.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Lots of changes are going on at the moment - Lottie is waving her arms and moving things around, it looks like she's bringing Holly Colvin back to slow things down and hopefully take that second wicket."

  60. 28 overs: 
    SL 117-1

    Brindle takes a rest after taking 1-22 from six overs, and England have two Danielles bowling off-spin in tandem as Ms Hazell returns for her fifth over. A better over for England only yields two singles.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "There is a story in the Times Of India today claiming that the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa teams have all been moved to a different hotel in Cuttack because of cockroaches. That comes after the news that Pakistan are sleeping at the Barabati Stadium. England might count themselves lucky that they are only scheduled to play one game there, provided they qualify for the Super Six."

  62. 27 overs: 
    SL 115-1

    That's a poor ball from Wyatt - short, wide and might as well have had a label saying "please hit me for four" attached to it. "It would almost have been more difficult not to hit it for four," notes Mark Butcher on TMS as Siriwardene helps herself to the boundary. A single takes her to 11, but Butch thinks Mendis is getting bogged down a little as her strike rate dips below 50. She has 37 from 77 balls.

  63. 26 overs: 
    SL 110-1

    As well as being England's only wicket-taker this innings, Arran Brindle has kept the runs down quite well, bowling straight with pace off the ball - an under-rated art. Three singles from it.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Huge wicket for England, with Arran Brindle throwing both fists into the air in relief. This is the second time in the match that the defending champions have been under pressure, is that the first sign of another fightback?"

  65. 25 overs: 
    SL 107-1 (TARGET 239)

    Danielle Wyatt is introduced as England's seventh bowler, bowling off-spin in sunglasses in the style of Graeme Swann. With two right-handers in together now, Siriwardene and Mendis take three singles from the over.

  66. 24 overs: 
    SL 104-1

    Captain Shashikala Sirawardene is the new batter, she's off the mark with a single off the last ball of Brindle's over.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Atapattu could have seen her team home from there. I don't think anyone could have anticipated an innings of that quality from either side. Has that left the door ajar?"

  68. 23.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Atapattu c Hazell b Brindle 62 (SL 103-1)

    Atapattu's entertaining innings ends when she goes aerial against Brindle again, and chips a straightforward catch to mid-wicket.


    Former England seamer Mike Selvey, now of the Guardian, on Twitter: "Someone needs to take this game by the scruff. England are getting turned over by Sri Lanka, who are batting beautifully. England poor."

  70. 23 overs: 
    SL 103-0

    Gunn strays with her line against Mendis, who frees her arms to hoist a four in the direction of cow corner, to bring up the century stand in style.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Sri Lanka have gone after England here, and have deserved every bit of luck they've had."

  72. 22 overs: 
    SL 99-0

    A rapid over from Brindle, who keeps it straight against Mendis and just yields a single off the last ball.


    Tom Stansfeld on Twitter: "When can we start getting worried? Sri Lanka are motoring here!!"

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  74. 21 overs: 
    SL 98-0 (TARGET 239)

    A bit of a ragged over from Gunn, which starts with a wide, continues as Sri Lanka's opening pair take singles at will, and Atapattu hoists a four over point - nine from the over.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England will be feeling a lot of pressure at the moment. They're missing Laura Marsh, who bowled very well against Pakistan. As much as you need to keep calm, even if England get through and win this game, there will be a few words in the dressing-room after this."

  76. 20 overs: 
    SL 89-0

    Atapattu aims another big hit back over the bowler's head, and Brindle - still in a bit of pain from being hit on the finger earlier - can't get to it as they run one. Mendis moves to 28 with a single, Atapattu drills a four backward of point.

  77. 19 overs: 

    Looking at England's other bowling options, there's still Danielle Wyatt's off-spin and Jenny Gunn's right-arm seam to turn to - England need a wicket, and quickly. And in fact it's Gunn they turn to - Alison Mitchell on TMS points out that Gunn is only 10 wickets short of matching the England ODI record. She has 92, Isa Guha has 101 but Clare Taylor (not to be confused with the recently-retired Claire Taylor) holds the record with 102.

    Atapattu steers Gunn's second ball for a single, that's her fifty and she raises her bat in celebration, removing her helmet to reveal a bright yellow headband underneath. At this stage, England were 74-3.

  78. 18 overs: 

    Brindle, still wincing a little from that last over, manages to put the brakes on a little against Mendis, who manages a two through point, before the players take drinks. After several wickets fell immediately after drinks breaks during the India-England men's series, perhaps it's time for the good doctor, Dr Inksbreak, to make the breakthrough for England?

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Just a smattering of fans have come into the Brabourne since lunch and have been treated to some bright strokeplay by this Sri Lanka pair. Being the Cricket Club of India, the Brabourne is soaked in history. As you climb the marble stairs, pictures befitting a cricketing museum hang the oak walls. There's whole sections devoted to Sir Donald Bradman and Anil Kumble's 10-wicket haul. I had lunch next to a signed picture of Steve Waugh."

  80. 17 overs: 
    SL 79-0

    Colvin has been the most frugal of England's five bowlers used so far, but Atapattu and Mendis still manage two singles apiece off her fourth over. Atapattu has 49, Mendis - who's had rather less of the strike - has moved to 25.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Laura Marsh's parents are here, they come on every single tour and I've seen them."

  82. 16 overs: 
    Ouch!- SL 75-0

    Searching for a wicket, England withdraw Hazell in favour of Arran Brindle's right-arm medium pace. Atapattu sweeps her first ball for four, a single takes her to 46, then after a wide an a single from Mendis, Atapattu blasts the ball back towards the bowler and Brindle dives to her right, getting a fingertip to it and taking a nasty blow on the hand, necessitating a quick visit from the physio between overs. Can you call something a chance if it's in danger of breaking your hand?

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Lottie [Charlotte Edwards] said a couple of days ago that you couldn't take anything for granted against Sri Lanka, but they hadn't seen more than two or three of their players play before."

  84. 15 overs: 
    SL 67-0

    Atapattu heaves Colvin for a two and a single, before the slow left-armer strays with a full toss and Mendis bludgeons it for four through cow corner.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I've been really surprised by the step up in standard by Sri Lanka, having watched them in the 2009 World Cup, but I wonder what the depth in batting is after these two."

  86. 14 overs: 
    SL 60-0 (TARGET 239)

    Atapattu and Mendis continue steady accumulation against Hazell, adding three singles to the score.

  87. 13 overs: 
    SL 57-0

    Colvin begins a new over, with England increasingly concerned about the lack of scoreboard in the "wickets" column. Two singles from the over - Atapattu has 36, Mendis has 17. There are still rows and rows of empty seats at the Brabourne Stadium - expect a few more to be filled on Sunday when India are England's opposition.

  88. 12 overs: 
    SL 55-0

    Hazell begins her third over, but starts with a full toss which Mendis smashes, cross-batted, for four past mid-off. A single takes her to 16, while 16 from three overs is expensive by Hazell's standards - she has an average economy rate of 4.12 in ODIs.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I had a little walk around during the break and it is humid, as you might expect in Mumbai. Concentration will be critical."

  90. 11 overs: 
    SL 50-0

    So, Holly Colvin's left-arm spin is introduced into the attack, with plenty of encouragement from her team-mates. The last time a Sussex left-arm spinner bowled in Mumbai, it was Monty Panesar bowling England to victory at the Wankhede Stadium a couple of months ago, just down the road from the Brabourne. Atapattu drives a single, Colvin spins one past Mendis's forward prod, but a single then takes her score to 11 and Sri Lanka to 50.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Holly Colvin will be ideal here - slow left-arm, she'll toss it up above the eyeline, and at a woman's [bowling] pace it's difficult to generate the power to clear the ropes, so you risk top-edging it."

  92. 10 overs: 
    SL 48-0

    Hazell switches to bowling round the wicket to the left-handed Atapattu, varying the angle, the opener is watchful in defence before miscuing the ball over mid-off, it's just over the head of Elwiss and the ball has just enough legs to scoot away for four. Atapattu goes aerial again - but it's safe again - over Jenny Gunn at mid-on and this time they run one. Hazell spins a wide past Mendis's legs, and that's it for the first powerplay. By comparison, England were 38-3 at this stage...

  93. 9 overs: 
    SL 41-0

    Brunt continues for her fifth over, just the one slip in now, while Ebony on TMS wonders if it's time for Holly Colvin's left-arm spin. A shorter delivery is punched through the covers for four by Atapattu, then there's a moral victory for the bowler as she has Atapattu playing and missing. Brunt digs in a bouncer which is signalled as an aerial wide, Atapattu moves to 29 with a single and Brunt has 0-19 from five.


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    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "As a left-hander, Atapattu reminds me a bit of Kumar Sangakkara, the way she can flash the ball through extra cover."

  96. 8 overs: 
    SL 36-0 (TARGET 239)

    Butch called that bowling change immediately - it's off-spinner Danielle Hazell, a thick smearing of white sun cream on her lips, replacing Elwiss but Atapattu rolls her wrists well to sweep a four past the pursuing Holly Colvin at short fine leg. A single takes the left-hander to 24 from 33 balls.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "This is similar to the way England started with the bat, it's not gone the way they've wanted, but I think pace off the ball may help."

  98. 7 overs: 
    SL 31-0

    Brunt, with a bright red sweatband on her left arm and a turquoise towel tucked into the back of her flannels, charges in to Atapattu but the left-hander keeps picking out Lydia Greenway, England's best fielder, who's in the Colly/Jonty Rhodes position at backward point. Again, Brunt manages five dot balls before a potential maiden over is ended with a single off the last ball.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I've just seen Charlotte Edwards tap Elwiss on the back as if to say 'it's not your day' and she's given Danielle Hazell the signal to warm up."

  100. 6 overs: 
    SL 30-0

    As Brunt dons her sunglasses and stalks off into the deep, Elwiss begins her third over but strays with a thigh-high full toss which Mendis helps on its way down to long leg for four. Elwiss raises her right arm in frustration as Mendis then plays and misses at one that sneaks between bat and bad without touching either. Another full toss is batted straight back to the bowler.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England are starting to feel the pinch a bit here."

  102. 5 overs: 

    Brunt begins with a wide, Atapattu moves to 14 with a single and then Mendis is dropped by Heather Knight at first slip. A regulation chance, I'm afraid, and it earns Knight a traditional "fast bowler's stare" from Brunt. "Don't annoy the angry fast bowler," warns Charles Dagnall on TMS. "There's a touch of Andre Nel about Katherine Brunt." Mendis rotates the strike with a single, and Atapattu unleashes a "shot of the day" contender, an off-drive that could have come from the bat of Gower or Ganguly (or indeed any other classy left-hander you care to mention).

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's not a generalisation to say that Sri Lankan batsmanship, especially in subcontinental conditions, is very technically correct, if you think of a player like Mahela Jayawardene. From what I've seen so far, the same applies to the women."

  104. 4 overs: 
    SL 19-0 (TARGET 239)

    Atapattu takes on Elwiss, hoisting a rising delivery over mid-wicket for six! Three singles and a wide mean it's a profitable over for Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Mark Butcher on TMS fondly remembers taking the new ball with Damien Fleming, no less, in Melbourne grade cricket. Some of us are old enough to remember Butch taking 4-42 against the Aussies in a Test at Edgbaston...

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Below me, two chaps have the job of covering and uncovering the advertising boards at the end of each over. When the bowling is at this end, they flip a black sheet over to elongate the sightscreen. When the bowling (and the TV cameras) are at the other end, they pull the sheet back to show the adverts."

  106. 3 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- SL 9-0

    Brunt hits Atapattu on the pad and yells an appeal, that's close... but may have pitched just outside leg stump. The Yorkshire quick looks set for a maiden over until the left-hander guides the last ball for a single off her legs.

  107. 2 overs: 
    SL 8-0

    Georgia Elwiss shares the new ball with Brunt - rather a misnomer in ODIs as there's a new ball used from each end. She doesn't have the pace of Brunt, and keeper Amy Jones is standing up to the stumps. Atapattu turns a two off her legs, before squeezing a single into the covers as the ball is half-stopped by Arran Brindle.

    And what does Elwiss have in common with the aforementioned Baroness Heyhoe Flint? Both were born in Wolverhampton.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "We've got a couple of familiar-sounding names opening the batting for Sri Lanka. [Ex-Lancashire batsman] Gehan Mendis would have been proud of that shot."

  109. 1 over: 
    SL 5-0 (TARGET 239)

    Atapattu steers the first ball of the innings for a single down to third man, but Brunt gets some lovely outswing with her first delivery to the the right-handed Mendis, who is left fishing at thin air as the ball whizzes past her defensive prod. But Mendis - who we don't think is related to either Ajantha Mendis or Jeevan Mendis from the Sri Lankan men's team (who aren't related to each other either) - unleashes a very fluent on-driven four to open her account.

  110. 0717: 

    England hand the new ball to their top pace bowler Katherine Brunt at the Pavilion End - the left-handed Chamari Atapattu is taking strike, her partner is the right-handed Yasoda Mendis.

  111. 0715: 

    On a personal note, I was pleased to see Sadia Yousuf take 3-30 for Pakistan against Australia - having tipped her as my Pakistan "player to watch" in our World Cup tournament guide. Being tipped to do well in anything by me is normally a kiss of death for that player's chances... The Aussies won't be happy at being bowled out for 175, maybe there's a World Cupset on the cards in Cuttack?

  112. 0711: 

    Right then, Sri Lanka are gearing up for their reply - have England got enough runs, or is a World Cup shock on the cards? (A World Cupset, if you want).

    You can email us at tms@bbc.co.uk (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the eubject line), text 81111 if you're in the UK, or tweet us via the hashtag #bbccricket - we want to hear from you.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "Looking forward to Katherine Brunt running in, despite early afternoon here being the most thankless time for a quick bowler to bowl."

  114. 0703: 

    Baroness Heyhoe Flint tells TMS how she remembers "nicking off school" to watch England at Edgbaston in the 1950s. Not the sort of behaviour you'd expect from a peer of the realm...

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport

    "Elsewhere at the World Cup, Twenty20 world champions Australia were surprisingly bowled out for 175 by Pakistan, with Sadia Yousuf taking 3-30.

    "New Zealand, meanwhile, piled on a whopping 320-5 against South Africa, thanks largely to Sophie Devine's 145 off 131 balls."

  116. 0645: 

    A treat for any long-standing fans of women's cricket is coming up on BBC 5 live sports extra - during the interval, you can listen to an interview Kevin Howells has done with legendary ex-England captain Baroness Heyhoe Flint. We're going to take a short break while you have a listen...

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Jenny Gunn has those long levers, and Danni Hazell likes to free her arms too, but Sri Lanka lacked that bowler at the end to restrict England and make them hit out of their comfort zones. But I think they can be proud of how they've bowled, and it'll be interesting to see how they progress against India and West Indies. But the key thing will be their batting - they probably won't have the depth England have."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "A message will be going out to the other teams in the tournament here - England bat deep. Sri Lanka were a bit inexperienced there at the death."


    England batter Jenny Gunn: "We had confidence even after the start because we know we bat all the way down. To get 238 from where we were was a great team effort. If you worked hard you got value for your shots. We were just trying to keep wickets in hand and go all guns blazing at the end."

  120. 0637: 

    While I'm sure Jenny Gunn wouldn't be best pleased at being called an "old stager" by Butch - although this is her 101st ODI, the England vice-captain is only 26 - that was a fantastic knock by Gunn in an invaluable partnership with Amy Jones. And England have showed that their batting does not lack depth - with Brunt, Hazell and Colvin all giving it some long handle in the closing overs.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Brilliant stuff from England, they will feel they've got enough runs on the board here. They kept wickets in hand and were able to really go for it in those last five overs. England have Jenny Gunn and Amy Jones - the old stager and the debutant - to thank for an ultra-competitive total on this surface."

  122. 50 overs: 
    Eng 238-8

    Holly Colvin is the new batter but they crossed on the catch leaving Hazell on strike, and she blasts two fours through the covers before hoisting one high over the bowler's head which falls safely and they run two. A single allows Colvin to face the last ball of the innings, and she smacks a four between the bowler and mid-off - 94 runs off the last 10 overs for England.

  123. 49.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Brunt c Mendis b Siriwardene 12 (Eng 223-8)

    Katherine Brunt's feisty cameo innings is ended as she falls to the Sri Lanka skipper Siriwardene, holing out at mid-off.

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport

    "Australia have handed out a right royal roasting to the West Indies in the first one-day international in Perth. After dismissing the tourists for a lowly 70, they sprinted to their target in 9.2 overs with Glenn Maxwell striking an unbeaten 51 off 35 balls."

  125. 49 overs: 
    Eng 223-7

    Fortune favours Hazell as she smashes the ball straight at non-striker Brunt and it ricochets off her pads at an unexpected angle, allowing them to scamper a well-run two. After a single rotates the strike, Kaushalya charges in and bowls a short delivery, Brunt uses all her strength to smash it over mid-wicket for six! The Yorkshire pace bowler sweeps the next ball for four, a single takes her to 12 from four balls, and Hazell rounds off the over with another four over long-off - 18 off the over, and rather denting Kaushaluya's figures as she finishes with 2-49 from nine overs.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "As Katherine Brunt replaced Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell and Holly Colvin, the next two batters in, got to their feet to prepare. There's skipping ropes, mini hurdles and even a basketball down by the England team. Skipping looks tough when you've got your pads on."

  127. 48 overs: 
    Eng 205-7

    Danielle Hazell is the new batter, guiding her first ball for a single to long-on."

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "On that evidence, Jones could come into this team as a specialist batter when Sarah Taylor returns. While England won't be jumping up and down in the dressing-room, they'll feel a lot better having passed 200."

  129. 47.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Jones b Siriwardene 41 (Eng 203-7)

    With three overs left, a Jones single brings new batter Katherine Brunt on strike - she savagely sweeps her first ball for a single, Jones guides one through mid-wicket which is stopped by a diving fielder on the rope, but they run a two which brings up the 200 for England. Another two leaves her on 41 and within sight of a maiden ODI fifty on debut, but comes down the track and loses her middle stump to the wily Sri Lanka skipper.

  130. 47 overs: 
    WICKET- Gunn c Manodara b Kaushalya 52 (Eng 197-6)

    Sri Lanka turn back to opening bowler Kaushalya, who removed captain Charlotte Edwards early in the innings, but the boundaries continue to flow as Gunn edges a four through third man before pushing a single to reach her fifth ODI fifty from 69 balls. Jones rotates the strike with a single, Gunn rides her luck as she skies one over mid-wicket and is dropped by Deepika Rasangika as they run two, but her swashbuckling innings ends when she nicks the last ball of the over to the delighted wicketkeeper Dilani Manodara.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "The captain's got no idea what to do now. If the batter uses her feet like that, you've never got enough fielders to defend the fours. Sri Lanka have done brilliantly so far, but they won't know how many runs is too many. England will be looking to get 220 now."

  132. 46 overs: 
    Eng 189-5

    Siriwardene shuffles her field before bringing herself back on to bowl, Gunn takes a big swing but misses and they scamper a leg bye as she is struck on the pad well outside the line of off stump. Jones gives herself room to blast a four over the leaping extra cover fielder, which has Mark Butcher on TMS purring with admiration. Jones then helps a quicker delivery wide of short fine leg for four, and square-drives her third boundary of the over - you wouldn't think this was a teenager making her international debut...

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Just as we thought, the Brabourne looks ideal for quick scoring in these closing overs as England put pressure on Sri Lanka for the first time in the match. With little pace on the ball, Gunn and Jones are using their feet at every opportunity - the vice-captain and the debutant are dragging the defending champions out of trouble."

  134. 45 overs: 
    Eng 176-5

    Jones steers a single to get Gunn on strike, she guides Seneviratna off her legs for two before punching a single to mid-off. Seneviratna spins a wide down the leg side, Jones chips a single over the bowler's head, and Gunn keeps the bowling with another swept single. This stand is now worth 62, invaluable to England's hopes.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Gunn and Jones have done the right thing here, they may want to just milk another 10 in singles and then have a dip for the last four overs."

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Jenny Gunn is firing on automatic here. A run a ball would get England to 205, but they'll want to do better than that as they have a great foundation."

  137. 44 overs: 
    Eng 169-5

    Sri Lanka turn back to left-arm spinner Ravikumar, and Ebony on TMS is pleased to see Gunn's "long levers" in action as she frees her arms to blast a four wide of long-off, before square-cutting the next ball to the boundary. The Notts all-rounder has a big smile on her face, lofting another big hit over mid-off but it's retrieved just before it hits the rope and they run two. Gunn has 41 from 61 balls, Jones has 21 from 37.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I remember Dean Jones having a good theory on when to accelerate in a one-day international. If you have five wickets left, you 'go' with four overs left, if you have seven wickets left you 'go' with six overs left, et cetera."

  139. 43 overs: 
    Eng 159-5

    Jones and Gunn add three singles against Seneviratna, Gunn tries to repeat her sweep shot from the last over but doesn't quite get hold of this one as cleanly, and she can only run another single. Gunn has 31, Jones has 21.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "So England finally find the fence, with Jones earning plenty of applause from the dressing room. If the banter seen in yesterday's training session is anything to go by, the defending champions are certainly not short of team spirit, with claps and shouts of support constantly echoing around the Brabourne."

  141. 42 overs: 
    Eng 155-5

    Jones pushes Siriwardene into the leg side and is sent back, a direct hit would have had her in trouble (or, as Charles Dagnall points out on TMS, might have hit her as she tried to regain her ground) but a quick check with the third umpire and all's well. A single brings Gunn on strike, she finds the boundary as well with a fluently swept four.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It'll be interesting to see how Amy progresses after that boundary, hopefully they can press on and get closer to 200 - I think it's Amy's natural game."

  143. 41 overs: 
    Eng 150-5

    Single from Gunn, then it's a glorious shot by Amy Jones, she must have read Stephan's comment about no boundaries since the 18th over as she steps forward and hoists a four over mid-off. The teenager whips a single off her legs to bring up the 150 for England, this is an assured debut performance so far.

  144. 40 overs: 
    Eng 144-5

    The last over of the batting powerplay is spun down by Siriwardene, three singles from it. Ebony Rainford-Brent on TMS hopes England can reach 180 - but thinks they could make 200 if one of these batters can get going.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Despite the fact that the boundary is a long way inside the available playing area, we have not had a boundary since the 18th over. Sri Lanka have bowled well, but, equally, England have not looked to force the pace."

  146. 39 overs: 
    Eng 141-5

    It's off-spin from both ends again as Chamani Seneviratna returns to the attack. Jones moves to 12 with a single, Gunn profits from a misfield to run a two off her legs, before a single takes her to 22.

  147. 38 overs: 
    Eng 137-5

    Siriwardene the skipper is a bit of a wily bowler, keeping England's sixth-wicket pair restricted to two singles and a wide.

    And I can tell you that over in Perth, West Indies' men avoided their lowest ODI score of 54, but were bowled out for 70 by Australia, who are already 21-0.

  148. 37 overs: 
    Eng 134-5

    Leg-spinner Dolawatte skips in for her final over, Jones and Gunn add three singles, before Gunn goes aerial with a top-edged sweep but some good fielding on the square-leg fence ensures they can only take another single. Dolawatte finishes with 1-34 from her 10 overs.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England may be disappointed with their personal performances with the bat, but I don't think they'll be worried."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think Sri Lanka will be pleased with their work - having said that, England may feel that the strength of the Sri Lankan batting, only Chamari Atapattu with 31 has any kind of a record. 190-200 could be out of reach of the Sri Lankans."

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "It looks as though I've managed to park myself next to the official scorers. The umpire gestured in this direction to indicate the powerplay, with the scorer waving a flag to acknowledge the signal. Down below, just round from the where the England team are sitting, is a black, manual scoreboard that will be familiar to club cricketers. As the score changes, a man leaps into action to change the big, white numbers."

  152. 0541: 

    And the golf buggy's back on... it's time for drinks.

  153. 36 overs: 
    POWERPLAY- Eng 130-5

    England have left it as late as they're allowed, but the batting powerplay is signalled - so there will be only three fielders allowed outside the circle for overs 36-40, and they're all back on the leg-side boundary for off-spinner Siriwardene, who has a ring of fielders right on the edge of the circle on the off side. The Sri Lanka skipper serves up an excellent over, only yielding a single to Jones.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Nothing's gone to plan for the reigning champions. They've had injuries to key players, lost the toss, and lost early wickets - Sri Lanka have pinned them back and put on a pretty good performance."

  155. 35 overs: 
    Eng 129-5

    Gunn and Jones both seem to favour the "single to long-on" as a way of rotating the strike, Dolawatte is fortunate not to be penalised for a wide delivery outside off stump, then a full toss is guided by Jones just wide of the diving mid-wicket fielder, before Gunn sweeps the last ball for two.

  156. 34 overs: 
    Eng 123-5

    Ravikumar replaces Kaushalya at the Church Gate End, Jones works a single to leg but Gunn can't get the left-arm spinner away until a single to long-on off the last ball. England's dilemma is that they need to step on the gas - but don't have the wickets in hand they would have hoped for at this stage.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I've not seen enough of Sri Lanka to know how they'll stand up to the pace of Katherine Brunt, who's probably the quickest bowler in the women's game. She's quite quietly spoken off the pitch, but she bowls with a lot of fire."

  158. 33 overs: 
    Eng 121-5

    If you're just waking up, just joining us and were expecting an England masterclass against Sri Lanka, the lowest seed in Group A, the champions have been up against it for much of this game. Gunn moves to 11 with a single, Jones on-drives a single to long-on, and the "batting powerplay of doom" will have to be taken very soon...

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England coach Mark Lane - who was a wicketkeeper himself - told me before play that Amy Jones is possibly a better wicketkeeper than Sarah Taylor."

  160. 32 overs: 
    Eng 119-5

    Kaushalya ("a big build for a bowler", notes Alison on TMS) begins her seventh over as Jones, who's at Loughborough University, guides a single to third man. Still the boundary drought continues as Jones and Gunn keep plugging away with three more singles.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "The morning Mumbai haze has lifted, leaving the Brabourne to bask in clear sunshine. Two England flags are draped in the concrete stands opposite, stands that are almost entirely empty at the moment. It's free entry for all spectators, but there is little around Mumbai promoting the tournament. The seats filled up last night for the India-West Indies game, so expect bigger crowds for the day-night and weekend matches."

  162. 31 overs: 
    Eng 115-5

    So, a baptism of fire for teenage Warwickshire wicketkeeper Amy Jones, making her international debut today and batting at seven. As Alison mentions on TMS, Jones was a late addition to the World Twenty20 squad in the autumn after Susie Rowe fractured her thumb, but didn't appear in that tournament. Jones (wearing ODI shirt number 40, for those of you who note such things) is off the mark with a single to long-on.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "We were saying that Sri Lanka are a side who have never looked like causing an upset at a World Cup, and suddenly they've got the world champions at 114-5."

  164. 30.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Knight b Dolawatte 38 (Eng 114-5)

    Knight tries an adventurous slog-sweep against Dolawatte and gets a bottom edge, dragging the ball onto her stumps. Sri Lanka are cock-a-hoop.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's one of my bugbears about 50-over cricket that they keep moving the regulations about. But the more you regulate it, the more formulaic you make it. The only way to judge it is if the paying audience is enjoying what they're seeing. I know the bowlers and captains aren't happy about only having four fielders outside the circle, it's even more of a batsman's game."

  166. 30 overs: 
    Eng 114-4

    Sri Lanka turn back to the right-arm seam of opening bowler Eshani Kaushalya, who strays with a delivery which starts wide, gets wider away from Knight's reach and is signalled as a wide. Knight adds a single, we've not had a boundary for a while... since the 18th over in fact.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England have left Sarah Taylor and Laura Marsh out as a precaution really, it's not a decision that was taken lightly or with disrespect to Sri Lanka, but they've got a huge game against India on Sunday."

  168. 29 overs: 
    Eng 112-4

    Gunn drills a single to long-on, two more singles rotate the strike to leave England on Nelson for a minute, though Knight pushes another single to move to 37. Gunn has nine.

  169. 28 overs: 
    Eng 108-4

    Jenny Gunn is giving England a bit of added momentum here, she's playing positively as the defending champions add three singles to the score.

  170. 27 overs: 
    Eng 105-4

    Sri Lanka's spinners are quickly through their overs - makes a change from the slow over-rates you get in the men's game - as Knight and Gunn plunder four singles and a two from Dolawatte's fifth over.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "Shame for Arran Brindle run out when she was building nicely. Decent partnership with Heather Knight though. Put England on a more even keel."

  172. 26 overs: 
    Eng 99-4

    Ravikumar begins her sixth over, after a single from Knight there's more hesitation between the wickets as Gunn forces a single through the covers. Ebony on TMS has been quite impressed by the Sri Lanka fielding today - and has noticed that they seem to have a few taller players in their side than in previous tournaments. A single takes Knight to 30.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Heather Knight has got to put that run-out out of her mind, as sometimes it can play on your mind."

  174. 25 overs: 
    Eng 96-4

    Jenny Gunn replaces Brindle, hitting her first ball for two as England reach the halfway stage of their innings.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It looks like Heather didn't think there was a second run there, but Arran was up for it. Jenny Gunn's in now, she's a really experienced batter."

  176. 24.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Brindle run out 31 (Eng 93-4)

    Dolawatte serves up a juicy full toss to Brindle, but she can't get it away and will regret a missed opportunity. Perhaps it's still playing on her mind as she steers a single to deep extra cover, charges back for a second, Knight sends her back and the stumps are broken before Brindle's despairing dive for the crease.

  177. 24 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Eng 92-3

    There's a half-hearted lbw appeal from the wicketkeeper as Brindle steps forward and carefully paddle-sweeps - rather optimistic that, as any impact would have been miles outside off stump. Brindle guides a quick two off her legs, the singles keep flowing and although Ebony on TMS points out that Knight is not the quickest in the England side, she makes her ground in time as the throw comes in.

  178. 23 overs: 
    Eng 87-3

    England's batters are using their feet well to the Sri Lankan spinners, the steady progress continues with two singles - but despite the fast outfield, Ebony on TMS hopes they can start turning these singles into twos.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "If these two set a good platform for the bigger hitters to come in like Jenny Gunn and Katherine Brunt, I think England can score over 200. It'll be interesting to see when they take their powerplay, but I'd have thought it would be after 35 overs. These two are not the most expansive batters, they'll be content to sit in and build this partnership."

  180. 22 overs: 
    Eng 85-3

    England's fourth-wicket pair are ticking along nicely as Sri Lanka rotate their spinners, with slow left-armer Ravikumar returning for her fourth over. Two singles and a two mean it's four off the over.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I have positive and negative feelings on women playing in men's cricket. Someone like Sarah Taylor is capable of playing men's 2nd XI cricket, if anyone could it would be her, but on the other side, if a guy runs in bowling in the mid-80s, he's potentially going to target a female cricketer to get a wicket - but if he hits her, what will happen? You don't want a bowler to have to change his game, so there are sensitive issues there."

  182. 21 overs: 
    Eng 81-3

    Brindle tips-and-runs a single against Dolawatte, that's the fifty partnership. Two moree singles mean Brindle has 22, Knight has 24 and England are on slightly more of an even keel than they were an hour ago.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "When Arran Brindle came out of women's cricket [to have her son], she continued to play men's cricket, and I think it's been brilliant for her form."

  184. 20 overs: 
    Eng 78-3

    Knight clips a single off her legs, Brindle comes down the track looking to hit back past the bowler but Siriwardene dives full-length to her right, not only avoiding a collision with the non-striker, but also ensuring a dot ball. Siriwardene is giving the ball plenty of air, and England plunder three more singles.

  185. 19 overs: 
    Eng 74-3

    So, West Indies facing a Starc examination in Perth, while Brindle and Knight continue some steady accumulation as Sri Lanka turn to their sixth bowler - leg-spinner Sandamali Dolawatter, who like her skipper is bowling in a cap. Two singles are added to the England score.

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport

    "A quick switch to the men's game, and it's all going horribly wrong for the West Indies in the first one-day international against Australia in Perth. They are currently 42-7 in the 15th over, battling to avoid their lowest ever one-day total, which is 54 all out. Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc has done most of the damage with four wickets in six overs."

  187. 18 overs: 
    Eng 72-3

    For the third successive over, Knight pushes a single and then Brindle adds a boundary, late-cutting Siriwardene for four. A single allows Brindle to keep the bowling. She has 17, Knight has 20, and this stand is worth 43.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Despite a ropey first hour, England won't be panicking. We saw last night in the India-West Indies game that the Brabourne is ideal for quick scoring, so wickets in hand later on could be crucial. Knight and Brindle look calm in this rebuilding mission, they are being helped by a billiard-table outfield that is faster than Usain Bolt."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I'm getting used to crossing the road here in Mumbai. I was a bit nervous at first but you just walk, and somehow the traffic finds its way around you."

  190. 17 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Eng 66-3

    It's off-spin at both ends as Seneviratna replaces Ravikumar - while Charles Dagnall and Ebony Rainford-Brent on TMS ponder the "greatest sporting headbands" - immediately thinking of Pat Cash. Do email, text or tweet in your suggestions... Rather like the last over, a Knight single precedes a Brindle four, this time lofted over the ring of cover fielders. And it's time for drinks - a little golf buggy chugs onto the field with some liquid refreshment.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I spoke to Carl Crowe, one of the England coaches who works under head coach Mark Lane, and he said the trouble is when trying to prepare for this game, the last ODI Sri Lanka played was a year ago - how do you know how much they've improved in that time?"

  192. 16 overs: 
    Eng 61-3

    Captain Shashikala Siriwardene brings herself into the attack as Sri Lanka's fifth bowler, bowling off-spin - and while several of her team-mates favour bowling in headbands, she's bowling in a cap. Maybe she's a fan of Geoffrey Boycott... Knight pushes a single, Brindle aims a cover drive but the ball flies off the edge past the diving slip fielder for four, the Lincolnshire right-hander's first boundary.

  193. 15 overs: 
    Eng 56-3

    Knight really has to reach outside off stump to sweep Ravikumar for four, she's now the top scorer in this innings and is looking in good touch so far. A single takes her score to 17.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Is the absence of Sarah Taylor lingering over England like the haze that hovers over Mumbai on this cloudless morning? All through the build-up to this match, England were at pains to stress that Sri Lanka would be a stern test in these conditions. They were right, but perhaps more right than they thought."

  195. 14 overs: 
    Eng 51-3

    A rather ropey legside delivery from Weerakkody disappears down the leg side and with keeper Dilani Manodara standing up to the stumps, it's away for five wides. Brindle, who made her ODI debut back in 1999, guides a single through the covers to bring up the fifty for England. Knight moves to 12 with a single. "Weerakkody has a follow-through that would put Curtly Ambrose to shame," notices Mark Butcher on TMS. "She's bowling about 95kmph [59mph], and only finished a metre away from Brindle." And it's time to hear from our man in Mumbai...

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think these early starts, at 9am local time, are going to favour the sides bowling first."

  197. 13 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Eng 44-3

    Ravikumar appeals for lbw against Knight, but the Nepali umpire Buddhi Pradhan is unmoved. "Inside edge, missing off stump, so there wasn't a lot going for it," notes Mark Butcher on TMS. Two more singles are added to the score as England continue their rebuilding job.


    Will Heyes on Twitter: "So far there have been more similarities to the England men in one day cricket than they would have liked."

  199. 12 overs: 
    Eng 42-3

    Sri Lanka skipper Shasikala Siriwardene - now there's a tongue-twister - rings the changes as Seneviratna is replaced by opening bowler Sripali Weerakkody. Knight and Brindle add a single apiece, while a leg bye means it's three off the over. Meanwhile, Butch and Alison on TMS stress that their current hotel accommodation is very good...

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I once had a cockroach in my room on an England one-day tour, and I had to go running to Dougie Brown to get rid of it. He threw a book at it."

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Mel Jones, the former Australia skipper, was telling me that on her first trip to India, they put ice-cream cartons around the legs of their hotel beds, so no bugs could climb up during the night!"

  202. 11 overs: 
    Eng 39-3

    Kaushalya takes a break with excellent figures of 1-18 from five overs, and it's time for the left-arm spin of Sharia Ravikumar. Knight whips a quick single to mid-on, while Alison Mitchell on TMS notes that Brindle has been joined at the tournament by her four-year-old son Harry.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "There was some talk that the ICC or BCCI were being disrespectful to the women by not playing matches at the Wankhede Stadium - but having played at both, I can tell you that even when there's 90,000 in the Wankhede, it's still soulless. I think it's much better that these games are being played here at the Brabourne - it's a wonderful ground."

  204. 10 overs: 
    Eng 38-3

    Knight forces Seneviratna for a two through mid-wicket, Mark Butcher notes there weren't many twos in the India-Windies game yesterday on this ground as the outfield was pretty fast. A single keeps the scoreboard ticking, but Sri Lanka will still be delighted with the score.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Today shows you how the standard of women's cricket is improving all the time - there are no easy teams in this World Cup."

  206. 9 overs: 
    Eng 35-3

    Alison Mitchell replaces Prakash Wakankar in the TMS commentary seat as Kaushalya begins a new over, and after Brindle is off the mark with a single, Knight unleashes a firm push back past the bowler for four. A single takes Plymouth-born Knight to five.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I did the pitch report this morning and there's still plenty of dew out there. Sri Lanka have bowled a beautiful line and length, and not given England any freebies."

  208. 8 overs: 
    Eng 29-3

    Heather Knight is the new batter. Fair to say, she wouldn't have expected to even have strapped her pads on within the first eight overs.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "There wasn't much turn for the West Indians here yesterday, but the quality spinners have showed that if you bowl the right line and length, there's a bit of turn in it for them."


    LessGrumpyNow on Twitter: "New to watching/listening to women's cricket. Love the speed game is played at and also the finesse."

  211. 7.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Greenway lbw b Seneviratna 2 (Eng 29-3)

    Seneviratna hits Greenway on the pad, the umpire must be a relative of Rudi Koertzen as he takes an age to raise his finger, but it's another good decision as it pitched on the stumps and was hitting... England rocking here.

  212. 7 overs: 
    Eng 27-2

    Kaushalya begins her fourth over, and there are a few nervous faces among the England players in front of the pavilion. There's a long way to go in this game... Kaushalya begins with a wide, but keeps Brindle on the defensive for the rest of the over.

  213. 6 overs: 
    Eng 26-2

    The left-handed Lydia Greenway takes guard, and sees off the rest of Seneviratna's over. (If you're keeping count, she also bowled in a headband).

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Another good ball, a bit of turn, and Lydia Greenway and Arran Brindle are going to be under a bit of pressure now. One or two more wickets, and it could be a very interesting match."

  215. 5.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Wyatt lbw b Seneviratna (Eng 26-2)

    An early change in the bowling as Sri Lanka turn to the spin of Chamani Seneviratna - she's listed as "right-arm medium", but it looks like she's bowling off-spin. Wyatt helps herself to her third four through point, but is then trapped lbw playing a forward defensive.

  216. 5 overs: 
    Eng 22-1

    As Ebony mentioned, Arran Brindle is the new batter, playi8ng and missing at her first delivery. (And just to clarify, I make no apologies for using the word "batter" - it's what the players call themselves, and prevents us from tying ourselves in knots over batsmen, batswomen, batspeople or batgirls!)

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That's the ball she got us with in the T20, a full delivery on the stumps. Without Sarah Taylor, Arran Brindle's now in at three."

  218. 4.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Edwards b Kaushalya 9 (Eng 22-1)

    Charlotte Edwards, in her fifth World Cup, unleashes a lovely on-drive past the non-striker for four, and after a wide, helps another boundary off her legs - "that's one of her trademark shots," notes Ebony on TMS. But Sri Lanka make a massive breakthrough when Edwards is yorked by the fifth ball of the over, a straighter delivery which has the England skipper playing across the line.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It was interesting to see a short leg in there - we don't normally have a fielder there often in women's cricket, but maybe the conditions mean it'll be useful in this World Cup."

  220. 4 overs: 
    Eng 13-0

    The Brabourne Stadium, home of the Cricket Club of India, was always one of the historic homes of Indian cricket, but it's not hosted a men's international since 2009, having been rather superseded by the Wankhede Stadium - which is just a short walk away, down Marine Drive. Weerakkody keeps it tight with four dot balls before Wyatt breaks the shackles, piercing the gap through the covers with her second four.

  221. 3 overs: 
    Eng 9-0

    Safety first from Edwards as she plays out a maiden from Kaushalya, who's playing her 48th ODI.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "We saw Kaushalya bowl against us in a Twenty20 international - she took four quick wickets, all clean bowled."

  223. 2 overs: 
    Eng 9-0

    It's right-arm seam from both ends - and headbands from both ends - as Sripali Weerakkody takes the second over, and Wyatt unleashes a lovely cover drive which is stopped by the tumbling Kaushalya on the point boundary as they run two. Weerakkody then serves up a wider delivery which Wyatt crashes through the covers for the first four of the game, and Weerakkody also sends down a legside wide.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "You want your bowlers to hit their straps here early on - if they get hit, they get hit."


    England: Charlotte Edwards (capt), Danielle Wyatt, Arran Brindle, Lydia Greenway, Heather Knight, Jenny Gunn, Amy Jones (wk), Katherine Brunt, Danielle Hazell, Holly Colvin, Georgia Elwiss

    Sri Lanka: PM Weerakkody, HASD Siriwardene (capt), AC Jayangani, HMD Rasangika, BYA Mendis, MADD Surangika (wk), SS Weerakkody, LE Kaushalya, CR Seneviratna, SK Dolawatte, S Ravikumar

  226. 1 over: 
    Eng 2-0

    Right-arm seamer Eshani Kaushalya takes the new ball for Sri Lanka, with a royal blue headband keeping her hair in place. With two slips in, Edwards gets the scoreboard ticking immediately with a single, while Wyatt angles a wider delivery down to third man for one.

  227. 0329: 

    There's plenty to read about the tournament on our brand new women's cricket index - including Laura Marsh's latest column and our tournament guide which is a one-stop-shop for all you need to know about it. England captain Charlotte Edwards and her opening partner Danielle Wyatt are striding out to the middle - and we're ready to go at the Brabourne Stadium.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's good to see Danni Wyatt up the order today, we normally see some fireworks from her in Twenty20. I think it's a smart move by Sri Lanka to field first as the conditions may favour them."


    England captain Charlotte Edwards on TMS: "Having the experience of winning the World Cup in 2009, we know we're not going to play all of our best cricket all of the time, we're going to have to roll our sleeves up at times but it's about the whole squad, all 15 are probably going to be called upon, and we need to make sure we perform. I like playing on the subcontinent, I think it suits my game, and I think we can expect some big scores on the CCI (Cricket Club of India) wicket."

  230. 0322: 

    While we wait for play, as ever we'd like to hear from you. There will be live text commentary on all of England's games during the tournament, as well as the final (with all those games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra). You can email tms@bbc.co.uk (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 if you're in the UK, or tweet us via the hashtag #bbccricket - we look forward to hearing from you.

  231. 0320: 

    The big team news for England is that there's no Sarah Taylor in the XI today - she misses out with a slight hamstring problem, while all-rounder Laura Marsh is ruled out with a groin injury, so there's an international debut behind the stumps for Warwickshire teenager Amy Jones.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "From the moment we heard the trophy had been held up at Customs, we knew there would be a few setbacks. You would have hoped that a World Cup would have been a little smoother than this, but hopefully things will be ironed out."

  233. 0315: 

    Charles Dagnall welcomes BBC Radio 5 live sports extra listeners to the airwaves - joined by former England batter Ebony Rainford-Brent, who was in England's World Cup-winning squad in Sydney four years ago.

  234. 0310: 

    It's day two of the Women's World Cup - after hosts India beat West Indies by 105 runs in the opening game yesterday, it's time for the other Group A game, with England taking on Sri Lanka, also at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium. Team news as we get it.


    England pace bowler Steven Finn on Twitter: "Good luck to the England girls. We'll be keeping an eye on it from down here in NZ."

  236. 0305: 

    The news from Mumbai is that Sri Lanka have won the toss and have invited England to bat first.

  237. 0300: 

    Morning, everyone - and thanks for joining us, whether you're still awake with the adrenaline rush from transfer deadline day or whether you've set the alarm and are huddling bleary-eyed under your duvet at this minute. The window may have closed, but stand by your beds, as England have a World Cup title to defend - and it's not often we can say that.

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