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by Andrew Wood Tuesday 13 January 2015
Pakistan Women 245-3 (Javeria Khan 133no) beatSri Lanka Women 242-5 by seven wicketsThird One-Day International, Sharjah
Javeria Khan scored a national record of 133 not out as Pakistan Women chased down 245 to beat Sri Lanka Women by seven wickets in the third One-Day International in Sharjah and clinch a 3-0 series clean sweep.
Javeria became just the second Pakistani woman to score an ODI century, surpassing Nain Abidi's previous best score of 101 not out.
ICC Women's Championship standings
Chamari Atapattu had earlier top scored for Sri Lanka with 99 as they posted 242 for five.
She faced 109 balls and missed out on a century when she was caught by Javeria off Asmavia Iqbal.
Prasadini Weerrakkody (32), Eshani Kaushalya (24), Sripali Weerakkody (26) and Shashikala Siriwardene (39 not out) also made contributions as Sri Lanka made their highest score of the series.
Iqbal returned two for 43 and Sana Mir two for 35 for Pakistan.
Prior to this match, no woman had scored more than 69 for Pakistan in an ODI against Sri Lanka but Javeria smashed that record in her 141-ball innings that included 12 fours.
Opening partner Marina Iqbal made 22 and after Bismah Maroof (26) and Abidi (2) were dismissed by Shashikala Siriwardene, a timely unbeaten 51 from Mir saw Pakistan home in 47.2 overs.
They put on 127 together for the unbroken fourth wicket after Pakistan had lost two wickets for eight runs.
Siriwardene finished with two for 33 and Chamari Pologampola one for 15.
Pakistan won the opening match by five wickets and the second match by 12 runs to claim the series and score their first points in the ICC Women's Championship.
The two sides will now play three Twenty20 Internationals with Sharjah hosting all three matches on 15th, 16th and 17th January.a
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