Pakistan Take Two-Wicket Win Over Sri Lanka
Pakistan Women 154-8 (Javeria Khan 63no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 153 by 2 wickets
Quadrangular ODI series, Colombo
Pakistan Women beat Sri Lanka Women by two wickets in the opening game of a quadrangular One-Day International series also involving Ireland and the Netherlands in Colombo.
Javeria Khan scored a vital unbeaten 63 as Pakistan overhauled a target of 154 with ten balls remaining after Sri Lanka had been dismissed for 153 in their innings.
They slipped to 48 for six before their lower order mounted a recovery, although they still lost all ten wickets with a ball of their 50 overs unused.
Qanita Jalil returned figures of three for 20, Sadia Yousuf three for 29 and Masooma Junaid two for 26.
In reply, Sri Lanka took wickets regularly but could not remove Javeria, who faced 118 balls and hit five fours to guide her side to victory.
She received good support from Asmavia Iqbal, who made 25, and captain Sana Mir, who scored 20.
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