Sri Lankan Women defeated Pakistan Women in Asia Cup semi final

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At the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Bangladesh on Thursday, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by one run to advance to the Women’s Asia Cup 2022 final. 

Nida Dar was run-out while attempting to take a double as Pakistan managed to score 121 for six in the 20-over match, according to a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Pakistan needed nine runs in the last over and three runs to win off the final ball. 

The opening duo of Muneeba Ali and Sidra Amin gave the batting a good 31-run start with 123 needed to win. Before being run out on the first ball of the fourth over, left-handed Muneeba had scored 18 from 10 balls while hitting three fours. 

Sidra and the captain Bismah Maroof produced a 16-run partnership for the second wicket after Muneeba’s dismissal. 

On the final ball of the seventh over with 47 runs scored, Sidra returned to the pavilion via a reverse flick off Inoka Ranaweera. 

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Pakistan hit six fours and scored 46 runs in the batting powerplay. However, after losing Omaima Sohail in the 11th over, the team ran into trouble in the Asia Cup semi final. 

Bismah and Nida led Pakistan to 107 at a vital point in the game when Bismah was out for 42 off 41. For the fourth wicket, the two made a partnership of 42 runs. 

With the help of Bismah’s wicket, Sri Lanka was able to contain Pakistan to 121.  

Inoka Ranweera claimed two wickets for Sri Lanka after conceding 17 runs. 

Prior to this, Sri Lanka chose to bat first and finished their 20 overs with a score of 122 for 6, thanks to a 50-run partnership between Harshitha Samarawickrama and Nilakshi de Silva. 

Anushka Sanjeewani, the opening batter, was another significant run-getter with 26 off 21 balls. 

With match stats of 4-0-17-3, Nashra Sandhu was the winning team’s most successful bowler.  

From Pakistan side, each of the spinners Sadia Iqbal and Nida, as well as the right-arm fast Aiman Anwer, claimed a wicket. 

On October 15, Sri Lanka will now play against India in the Women’s Asia Cup final. 

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