Women’s Asia Cup: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka

Pakistan Women won by five wickets
© Twitter

Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team maintain their winning run in the Women’s T20 Asia Cup. Today, they defeated the Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket Team to seal their third consecutive victory in this tournament. Pakistani bowler Omaima Sohail won the Player of the Match award for taking five wickets alone to destroy the Lankan women. However, they will face Sri Lanka again in the semi-final of this tournament.

As it happened

Chamari Athapaththu, the captain of Sri Lanka Women, won the toss and decided to bat first at the Sylhet International Cricket Ground. So, the skipper started their batting innings with Harshitha Samarawickrama. Both batters were a bit slow on the crease. But despite being defensive, they couldn’t make a long partnership on the opening wicket. Harshitha Samarawickrama lost her wicket in the 4th over, scoring only one.

After that, the captain tried to handle the situation with the new batter, Hasini Perera. Together they added 34 runs on the scoreboard. Their partnership was looking good, but Tuba Hosan gave a breakthrough to Pakistan. She picked up Chamari Athapaththu in the 7th over. However, Chamari Athapaththu scored the highest 41 runs for the team before leaving the crease.

Don’t miss:  Women's ODI: India defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets

Then, Pakistani bowler, Omaima Sohail started destroying the Lankan batting line-up. Due to her aggressive bowling, Sri Lanka lost all their remaining wickets in 112 runs. Omaima Sohail picked up five wickets alone.

Chasing the target, Pakistan also started their innings slowly. Muneeba Ali and Sidra Ameen, the two openers of Pakistan, added 28 runs together on the scoresheet. After that, Sidra Ameen lost her wicket in the 5th over, scoring 13 runs. Pakistan lost another batter as Muneeba Ali departed the crease in the next over.

It seemed the Lankan bowlers could tie up Pakistan before the targeted run. In the 8th over, Sri Lanka hit another batter. This time, Omaima Sohail departed the crease. However, Nida Dar and Aliya Riaz played a vital role in the lower order.

Nida Dar remained not out in 26 runs, while Aliya Riaz scored 20 runs before losing the wicket. In addition, Ayesha Naseem added 16 off 5 balls for the team. Relying on their runs, Pakistan chased the target in 19 overs. Therefore, the Pakistan Women won the match by five wickets.