England women fall to one of the worst series defeats in their history after Sri Lanka double down...
England women crashed to one of the worst series defeats in their history when Sri Lanka cruised to a second successive T20 victory last night at Derby.
Sri Lanka, the eighth ranked side in world womens T20 cricket, started this three-match series as huge underdogs but followed up their convincing win at Chelmsford on Saturday with another emphatic performance to stun England.
The scale of the upset cannot be over-estimated. Sri Lanka had never beaten England in any short-form international before the second game of this series in Essex when they were replying to Englands far from convincing Duckworth-Lewis victory at Hove.
Now Sri Lanka followed up their first win against England with an historic second and in the process completed their first series win against any side outside Asia since 2003.
It was also the first time England had lost any series to any side other than Australia since 2010, a reflection of the scale of this shock in womens cricket.