China's bid to pick up a medal in the women's cricket tournament ended today as they lost to Sri Lanka in the bronze medal match in Incheon.

China won the toss and chose to bat first in what was only the second match ever between the two sides. Yu Miao top scored for them with an unbeaten 26, but no other player was able to reach double figures. Sri Lanka conceded 18 runs in extras, helping China score 65-6 from their 20 overs.

China did manage to keep Sri Lanka in check towards the start of their run chase, but experience won out in the end, with Sri Lanka completing a five wicket win with 2.5 overs to spare.

In the gold medal match this afternoon, Pakistan retained their gold medal after beating Bangladesh by 4 runs in a rain affected match.

The men's tournament gets under way tomorrow, with hosts South Korea taking on Malaysia and Kuwait playing Nepal. Nepal have already faced problems before the tournament even starts, with flight cancellations meaning most of the team won't arrive in Korea until 7am.


Sri Lanka Women beat China Women by 5 wickets
Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, 26 September
China Women 65-6 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka Women 66-5 (17.1 overs)

Pakistan Women beat Bangladesh Women by 4 runs (D/L)
Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, 26 September
Pakistan Women 97-6 (20 overs)
Bangladesh Women 38-9 (7 overs, target 43)