PAK-W vs SL-W Highlights: Sri Lanka entered the final of the Asia Cup T20 tournament. The Sri Lanka Women’s team won by 1 run against Pakistan. With this, Pakistan’s dream of entering the final gets shattered. Read the full report of Pakistan-W vs Sri Lanka-W semi-final highlights in detail.
Pakistan women’s vs Sri Lanka women’s
Sri Lanka Women held their calm and delivered in crucial moments to advance to the Asia Cup final on Thursday.
Defending 122, Inoka Ranaweera excelled as the Lankans had Pakistan win a last-ball thriller. In the final, SL will meet India, which overcame Thailand earlier in the day.
Women’s Asia Cup Highlights | PAK-W vs SL-W
Batting first, Sri Lanka Women lacked the pace to score quickly on a sluggish wicket. Captain Chamari Athapaththu was the first to leave for ten minutes.
After that, Anushka Sanjeewani and Harshitha Madavi scored the most runs, propelling SL above the 100-run milestone.
With late boundaries by Hasnini Perera and Kavisha Dilhari, SL finished with 122 on the board. With a spell of 3/17, Nashra Sandhu was Pakistan’s best bowler.
Meanwhile, Pakistan had a strong start in their run chase, with Muneeba Ali dominating.
Bismah Maharoof batted at one end as Pakistan appeared to be in command, scoring well over seven runs per over in the powerplay.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka responded by limiting the runs in the middle overs.
Ranaweera dismissed Bismah Mahroof and Nida Dar with 23 needed off the last four overs to alter the tide.
Ayesha Naseem and Aliya Riaz capitulated under strain, and Sri Lanka finally won by one run.
Pakistan Women finished second in the points standings. Their only defeat came at the hands of Thailand.
In their previous league encounter, the Bismah Maroof-led team beat Sri Lanka. The Indian women’s team has already advanced to the finals.
Pakistan women’s Squad
Muneeba Ali (wk)
Bismah Maroof (capt)
Sri Lanka Women’s Squad
Sri Lanka 122/6 in 20 overs (Harshita 35, Nashra 3-17)
Pakistan 121/6 in 20 overs (Bishma 42, Ranveer 2-17)
Man of the Match: Inoka Ranveer
Final fight at 15 | India vs Sri Lanka
The tournament’s championship match will take place on Saturday, with India vying for their seventh crown.
After defeating Sri Lanka in 2004, India became the title for the fourth time in a row.
Last year, India lost to Bangladesh. Lanka is attempting to win their first championship.