Warm-Up Wins For Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Pakistan players celebrate a wicket
Pakistan managed to defend 81 and beat Bangladesh by five runs
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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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Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
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Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
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England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
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Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets