Dambulla (March 22, 2018): Women Cricket team’s skipper Bismah Maroof smashed 89 runs and Sana Mir took 4 wickets to grab a 94-run victory for Pakistan over Sri Lanka in the second One Day International in Dambulla as Pakistani Women Cricket Team seal the three-match series 2-0.
Opting to bat, Pakistan saw a match-rescuing inning from Maroof after a rather slow start. The new skipper, who took over leadership from Mir after the Women’s World Cup 2017, hit a 90-ball 89 to help her team post 250-6 on the scoreboard.Sri Lanka in response to the target, were all-out for 156 in 37 overs, thanks to Mir’s impressive figures of 10-3-32-4.
All-rounder Nida Dar took 2 wickets for 27. Diana Baig claimed 1 wicket, while opener Nahida Khan took 4 catches.
Najam Sethi, the chairman Pakistan Cricket Board appreciated the team on winning the series.
Wah! Pak Womens Team won its second match in Sri Lanka today. Well played!
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) March 22, 2018
In the first ODI on Tuesday, Pakistan outclassed Sri Lanka by 69 runs after Javeria Khan smashed her second ODI century.
With these two victories, Pakistan have climbed to the top half of ICC Women’s Championship 2017-2020 table.
Pakistan and Sri lanka will face-off in the third and final ODI on Saturday at Dambulla.
In white wash condition, Pakistan will have the opportunity to grab some more points for the ICC Women’s Championship.