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Bowlers deliver big wins for Pakistan Women, Sri Lanka women

Sana Mir had an outstanding day with the ball
Sana Mir had an outstanding day with the ball

Pakistan Women and Sri Lanka Women came up with another dominant bowling performances as they defeated Bangladesh Women and Thailand Women respectively in their Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup in Bangkok.

Pakistan Women 45-1 (Javeria 26no) beat
Bangladesh Women 44 (Mir 3-5) by nine wickets
Ninth T20I, ACC Women's Asia Cup, Bangkok

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. After losing their first three wickets for just four runs, Rumana Ahmed (11) tried to get going but the Pakistan bowlers led by Sana Mir (3-5) and Aiman Anwer (2-9) were all over the Bangladesh batsmen.

Jahanara Alam (12 not out) top scored in an innings which never had any momentum in it as Bangladesh were bowled out for just 44.

In the chase, even though Pakistan lost Ayesha Zafar (2), Javeria Khan (26 not out) and Iram Javed (17 not out) ensured they reached the target in 9.5 overs with nine wickets in hand.

Sri Lanka Women 120-6 (Perera 55) beat
Thailand Women 45-9 (Ranaweera 3-4) by 75 runs
10th T20I, ACC Women's Asia Cup, Bangkok

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. Hasini Perera (55) and Chamari Atapattu (31) provided a perfect start for the team scoring 77 runs from 13.5 overs. Perera also completed her half-century in the process.

However, once they fell, the rest of the batting could not manage much and were restricted to 120 for six in their 20 overs.

In their chase, Thailand found it tough to get going with Udeshika Prabodhani (3-8) and Inoka Ranaweera (3-4) picked three wickets each and restricted Thailand to 45 for nine in their 20 overs.

Perera was awarded the man of the match.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka are placed second and third in the table respectively.

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