PAK🆚SL: Pakistan women team 🇵🇰 Extend Dominance👊 In T20Is*
Sri Lanka Women 129/6 in 20 (Anushka Sanjeewani 61, Nilakshi de Silva 35; Diana Baig 2/18, Sana Mir 2/25) lost to Pakistan Women 133/9 (Javeria Khan 52; Bismah Mahroof 42, Sugandika Kumari 3/23) by 1 wicket
Pakistan women team maintained their all-win record on tour in Sri Lanka – they swept the ODIs 3-0 – but endured a fair few nerves en route a chase they looked set to kill very easily in Colombo. Cruising at 89 for 3 in 12 overs chasing 130, they lost six for 38 to set up a thrilling finish. In the end, No. 11 Ghulam Fatima, on T20I debut, hit the penultimate ball for a boundary to help Pakistan record their highest chase in the format.
Sugandika Kumari, the left-arm spinner, orchestrated the collapse to pick three wickets, including that of Javeria Khan, but not before she smashed the fastest T20I fifty for a Pakistani woman. By then, Pakistan were within touching distance even though they kept losing wickets.
Bismah Maroof, the captain and No. 3, helped consolidate early in the innings with a brisk 31-ball 42 that set the tone of the chase. With these two innings knocking off nearly three quarter of the target, the others needed to just chip in, which they barely managed in the end. & Pakistan women team makes all Pakistan proud