Pakistan women’s cricket team defeated Sri Lankan rivals by 73 runs in the second ODI to take a decisive 0-2 lead in the three-match series.
National team’s opening batsman Sidra Amin scored a century and Muneeb Ali scored a half-century. The two shared a record 158 runs for the first wicket, thanks to which Pakistan scored 253 runs.
Fatima Sana of the national team bowled brilliantly and guided 4 players of the visiting team to the pavilion, as a result of which the Sri Lankan team scored 180 runs for 9 wickets in the stipulated overs.
In the second ODI played at South End Club, Karachi, Pakistan women’s team batted first and scored 253 runs in the stipulated overs.
Opening batsmen Sidra Amin and Muneeb Ali scored 158 for the first wicket, the largest partnership in the history of Pakistan women’s cricket.
Muneeb Ali returned to the pavilion with 56 runs while Player of the Match Sedrah Amin played a brilliant innings of 123 runs.
Captain Bismillah Maroof scored an unbeaten 36. In reply, Sri Lanka scored 180 for 9 in the allotted overs.
Harshita Madavi scored 41 runs while Koisha Dilhari scored 32 runs and Hansima Karuna Ratne scored 27 runs.
For Pakistan, Fatima Sana took 4 wickets for 26 runs, Amima Sohail took 2 wickets and Nada Dar took 1 wicket.
Pakistan won the match by 73 runs and took a decisive lead of 0-2 in the three-match ODI series. The last ODI of the series will be played on Sunday.