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India crash out of Women’s World Cup

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TNI Bureau: The ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 lost further interest, as hosts India crashed out of the tournament with a crushing 138-run loss against minnows Sri Lanka, who emerged as the giant killer after stunning champions England earlier.

India needed 251 to edge out West Indies on net run rate despite a loss. However, they bundled out for a paltry 144 while chasing 283 to win. With this loss, India failed to qualify for the Super Six stage.

Sri Lanka scored 282/5 in 50 overs. Yasoda Mendis (55), Deepika Rasangika (84), Shashikala Siriwardene (59) and Eshani Kaushalya (56*) were the top contributors. Jhulan Goswami took three wickets.

Chasing a victory target of 283, Indian batswomen produced a pathetic show and bowled out for 144 in 42.2 overs. Reema Malhotra was the top scorer with 38. Seneviratna and Siriwardene took two wickets each. Deepika Rasangika was declared ‘Player of the Match’.

India will now take on Pakistan for the 7-8 play-off. England, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa qualified for the Super Six round.

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