Warm-Up Wins For Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Pakistan beat Bangladesh and Sri Lanka beat Ireland in today's warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by just five runs, defending resolutely after they were bowled out for 81.
Sri Lanka's victory was more clear-cut, and they completed a 49-run win over Ireland, who will, like Bangladesh, be making their tournament debut.
Batting first, Pakistan were in big trouble as they slipped to 29 for five as Jahanara Alam (2-11) gave Bangladesh a great start.
Sana Mir then made 18 and Nahida Khan 30 to take the score past 50 before both fell to Fahima Khatun, after which, none of their team-mates could also reach double figures.
Salma Khatun took three for 11 and Fahima two for 20 as Pakistan were bowled out for 81 with one ball of their innings unused.
Bangladesh also made a dreadful start when they came to bat as Sanjida Islam, Salma and Rumana Ahmed all registered ducks.
Ayasha Rahman made 28 in 45 balls and with support from Fargana Hoque (14) and Nuzhat Tasnia (21 not out), it looked as if she would be able to take her side over the line.
However, the Pakistan bowlers kept things tight and prevent Bangladesh from overhauling their target.
Asmavia Iqbal finished with three for eight from her four overs and Anam Amin two for six.
There were more runs in the days other game as Sri Lanka posted 170 for five and restricted Ireland to 121 for nine in reply.
Deepika Rasangika and Shashikala Siriwardene both scored 50, the former retiring and the latter not out to set up their score.
Ireland's innings never really got going and aside from Cecelia Joyce, who retired on 41, they had few answers to Sri Lanka's bowlers.
Chandima Gunaratne and Inoka Ranaweera took two wickets apiece.
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