Pakistan has converted every opportunity into winning moments as they complete a series whitewash against the island nation.
Earlier at the start of the match, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. A decision to set a decent score on board went wrong as none of the players were able to contribute that effectively as compared to the last two ODI matches. Only Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan were able to moderately score 46 and 30 runs respectively. Siriwadane and Kanchana picked up two wickets each in the 1st innings.
The collapse of the Sri Lanka line-up began pretty early in the day, as the 1st 4 wickets fell without conceding a run, when Sri Lanka went from 49/0 to 49/4. Sri Lanka was not in a position to recover at that stage. Sana Mir’s yet another terrific off-break bowling had done most of the damage. Nashra Sandhu who has been the consistent spin option for the team, yet again delivered for the team as she picked the 1st wicket of Polgampola.
Sri Lanka had not learned from the mistakes of the past, with both the bowling and batting have declined to an all-time low. Pakistan had improved in its bowling department as the spinners have saved the match much more than the pacers. They have to still work on the batting, as the batters have lagged consistency in the tournaments and ability to play aggressively.
With this win, Pakistan is now in the 3rd spot in the ICC Women’s Championship and Sana Mir has become the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. Appointment of the new coach Mark Coles and some rework on the structure of the game has shone the match-winning results in its 1st away tour since the World cup.