A scintillating century by Sri Lankan captain Chamari Athapaththu ensured the guests didn’t return residence empty handed as they registered their first victory within the closing match of their Pakistan tour right here on the Southend Membership on Sunday.
The left-hander plundered the Pakistan bowlers for 101 runs off 85 balls, a knock that featured 13 fours and 6 as Sri Lanka posted 260-7 after profitable the toss and deciding to bat first.
The hosts, who received the collection 2-1 courtesy of their eight-wicket and 73-run win within the first two matches, had been bundled up for 167.
Pakistan occupy the top-spot within the ICC Ladies’s Championship 2022-25 cycle with 4 factors from three video games, Sri Lanka collected two factors from their win in the present day.
Chasing a difficult goal, Pakistan had been pegged again after a very good begin after they misplaced 4 wickets for seven runs in an area of 9 overs after being 41-0. The hosts by no means recovered from the collapse. Sidra Amin, who had scored 76 and 123 within the first two matches, was Pakistan’s first casualty after including simply 19 runs to the whole. Her opening companion Muneeba Ali was run out for 16 and captain Bismah Maroof, uncharacteristically, was gone for a duck earlier than veteran all-rounder Nida Dar misplaced her wicket.
Omaima Sohail fought laborious for her 40 off 61 balls (4 fours) however her dismissal within the 28th over additional elevated Pakistan woes. Sidra Nawaz and and Fatima Sana had been additionally dismissed within the search of fast runs.
From the opposite finish, it was Aliya Riaz who stood agency with a preventing half-century, sixth of her profession earlier than she was dismissed whereas trying to clear the boundary. The fitting-hander hit 4 fours in her 56 off 82 balls.
Athapaththu capped off an excellent day within the discipline with a two-wicket contribution with the ball in her six overs. Oshadi Ranasinghe took two wickets whereas three batters had been run out.
Earlier, Athapaththu, who had struggled to seek out her toes on the tour lastly displayed her immense batting prowess to set a strong platform for her facet’s imposing whole.
The left-hander posted the sixth century of her profession with Nida dismissing her within the 31st over of the innings, Sri Lanka had been 156 at that stage.
Athapaththu took the assault to the Pakistan bowlers after the early lack of her opening companion Hasini Perera (3) and Hansima Karunaratne (0). The Sri Lankan skipper discovered an in a position companion in Harshitha Madavi, the duo added 152 for the third-wicket. After Athapaththu’s departure, Madavi saved the scoreboard transferring for Sri Lanka. She was ultimately dismissed within the 44th over for 75 off 128 balls (three fours). Madavi added 60 for the fourth-wicket with Kavisha Dilhari (28).
SRI LANKA 260-7 in 50 overs (Chamari Athapaththu 101, Harshitha Madavi 75; Anam Amin 2-43, Fatima Sana 2-51); PAKISTAN 167 all out in 41.four overs (Aliya Riaz 56, Omaima Sohail 40; Chamari Athapaththu 2-20, Oshadi Ranasinghe 2-29).