Pakistan ladies 107 for 4 (Dar 36*, Maroof 28, Ranasinghe 2-20) beat Sri Lanka ladies 106 for 8 (Tuba 3-8, Amin 3-21, Anwer 2-32) by six wickets
If the followers – and there was a sizeable contingent – thought Pakistan would make gentle work of the goal, Sri Lanka’s bowlers disabused them of that notion pretty rapidly. Protecting issues tight, Pakistan have been pressured to retreat into their shell early on, with Sugandika Kumari eradicating Gull Feroza within the first over. Muneeba Ali and Iram Javed, who each fell for 18, spent a lot of the powerplay regrouping and making an attempt to take the sting out of the early assault, and that meant the run scoring was considerably staid.
However Iram Javed, who had a penchant for skipping down the crease with out fairly attending to the pitch, paid the worth upon making an attempt that after too typically, and discovering herself stumped. Kavisha Dilhari struck to take away Muneeba as she tried to lap over effective leg, and by the midway stage, Pakistan have been behind Sri Lanka within the sport.
It was Dar who took management of the sport decisively for Pakistan. With Maroof a dependable anchor on the different finish, Dar was proactive in her seek for runs, with common ones and twos blended in with the occasional boundary. Earlier than you observed, the asking charge and the runs required have been each coming down, and Pakistan have been immediately coasting to an easy win. By the point Maroof holed out at mid-on, Pakistan required simply 11 additional runs. Within the nineteenth over, it took Dar simply two balls to get there with panache, smashing the innings’ solely six off the primary, earlier than a straightforward single completed the job.