Pakistan completely derailed Sri Lanka in the decisive third Women’s Twenty20 International, played at Colombo’s Sinhalese Sports Club on Saturday 31 March.
Pakistan Women saw them defend 113 against their Sri Lankan counterparts by 38 runs.
Sri Lanka opted to bowl first on winning the toss. Sidra Ameen (23) and Nahida Khan (19) had a sedate start to the innings scoring 33 runs in the first seven overs. Sugandika Kumari (2-20) dented their momentum by dismissing both while Shashikala Siriwardene (1-20) removed Bismah Maroof (1).
Javeria Khan (38) and Nida Dar (22) began the consolidation with a 41 run stand for the fourth wicket but both were victims of Oshadi Ranasinghe (2-23).
Hasini Perera and Anushka Sanjeewani were both back in the hut to run outs by the fifth over, and Rebecca Vandort and Siriwardena joined them in the change room soon after, dismissed the same way, leaving Sri Lanka at 34/6 two balls into the eighth over.
Pakistan led by Maroof (2-14) kept the home side down to 75 for eight in the 20 overs.