If you have been following the ICC Women’s World T20, you will know that the first match between the two teams has just ended. Sri Lanka won the match by a single run, scoring 39/2. The other team, Pakistan, meanwhile, scored 121/6. The match was a very exciting one to watch, and the SLW bowlers were in top form.
SLW 122/6, PAKW 121/6
After 20 overs, Sri Lanka are 122/6. A good partnership between Nilakshi de Silva and Harshitha Madavi scores 29 points for the hosts. However, Pakistan’s bowlers have failed to deliver the expected acceleration and Sri Lanka will be happy with the bowling effort.
Pakistan lost their semi-final match against Sri Lanka by one run. They scored 122 runs in 20 overs but were unable to chase the target and fell one run short. Nashra Sandhu took three wickets for Pakistan. It was a disappointing performance by Pakistan as they failed to chase an easy target.
In the women’s Twenty20I, Sri Lanka will play Pakistan Women at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. It is a well-balanced track with movement and should favour chasing. The average first-innings score at Sylhet is 114 runs.
SLW scored 39/2
After six overs, the SLW are 39/2. Harshitha Madavi and Nilakshi de Silva have added 29 runs for the second wicket. But the run rate has been stuck at six runs per over and Pakistan will be pleased with the bowling effort of Nashra Sandhu. Sri Lanka will now look to keep wickets in hand and attack the opposition.
Sri Lanka Women will be going for the win against Pakistan Women. They have won six matches and lost four in the last five. SLW will face India in the final of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022. The match between the two teams will be played at 2 PM IST on May 24.
Bismah Maroof is unable to follow up her outstanding performance from the previous match. Her attempt at a sweep is a miscued effort. In her second over, Deepti Sharma gets a sharp turn away from Maroof and she concedes two runs. SLW would have liked to repeat their victory against Bangladesh but were unable to do so.
SLW struggled to score at pace
Sri Lanka women were in for a long battle against Pakistan women as their pace bowling failed to match their opponents’ pace. After bowling well for the majority of the innings, the SLW were unable to score runs at pace and lost six wickets by the end of the powerplay. After the powerplay, India introduced spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad. She took the wicket of Javeria Khan for just 11 runs. The wicket fell shortly after lunch.
Pakistan Women were unable to match India’s pace attack, with the Indian team registering a 107-run win over Pakistan at the Bay Oval on Sunday. With this win, India began their campaign for the Women’s World Cup with a victory.
Bismah Maroof was out at the wrong time
Bismah Maroof was out of the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan game at the wrong time. It was her first ODI dismissal of her international career, and it was the worst possible moment for her. At 30, Bismah has done a great deal. She has scored more than 500 runs in international cricket, including 2,600 in ODIs. She is a leader and a tireless athlete and she has proven it. She has been out at the wrong time in Sri Lanka versus Pakistan, but she has remained a key player for the Pakistan women.
Earlier, Bismah had scored a crucial 42 runs for Pakistan, stitching a brilliant partnership with Nida Dar. After her dismissal, Pakistan’s equation came down to 18 off the last three overs, which they had to score.
SLW beat Pakistan by 1 run
In their semi-final clash against Pakistan in the 2022 Women’s Asia Cup, Team Sri Lanka beat the visitors by a run and advanced to the final. After losing the toss and opting to bat first, Sri Lanka had a decent start but were unable to chase down Pakistan’s 123 run target. Their innings was ruined by the loss of Chamari Athapaththu, who was bowled out for a duck in the fourth over.
Sri Lanka Women restricted Pakistan to 121/6 in the final over. The top two batswomen for Sri Lanka were Anushka Sanjeewani and Harshitha Madavi. Meanwhile, the top bowlers for Pakistan were Nashra Sandhu with three wickets.
Pakistan bowled exceptionally well, with Nashra Sandhu taking 3 wickets in 20 overs. Despite the bowling effort, Sri Lanka are still on 39/2 after six overs. The pair had opened their innings well, but they failed to accelerate. Pakistan will look to take advantage of this and try to intrude but Sri Lanka are ready for the final charge.
SLW won by 1 run in ODI series
Sri Lanka women have won the ODI series against Pakistan by a narrow margin. The team is now 92-2 at the halfway stage and have one more match to play. After the first ODI in Sri Lanka, Pakistan women’s team had to bat first in the second game, but Sri Lanka made a total that Pakistan could not chase. They were all out for a total of 117 runs in their 20 overs, but Sri Lanka defended well and won by a single run.
Jemimah Dawson hit an elated six in the opening match, but the ball was disallowed because the third umpire decided that it did not hit the rope on full. Dawson had earlier hit a boundary off the previous delivery, but the third umpire ruled it not out. Nevertheless, the opener had a solid innings. She made 41 off 26 balls. She was able to make nine boundaries.
Sri Lanka women made a strong start in the innings, and were in full control from the start. They needed nine runs off the final over, but they did not manage to score them. Then they lost wickets at crucial junctures. After a quick start, the visitors were on 87/2 at the halfway stage.
SLW vs Pakistan women in 2022 Women’s Asia Cup semi-final
Sri Lanka Women won the toss and chose to bat first against Pakistan. They got off to a decent start, but failed to chase down 123 runs. The visitors were bowled out for just 102, and India Women are in the final.
Pakistan’s Women’s team lost by one run to Sri Lanka Women in the 2022 Women’s Asia Cup semi final. Sri Lanka Women scored 122 in 20 overs, and Pakistan managed to score 121. The Sri Lankans scored a total of 122 in the semi-final, but were unable to chase down a total of 123. Their best bowler was Nashra Sandhu, who claimed three wickets.
The semifinal match between Sri Lanka Women and Pakistan Women will be telecast live on Star Sports 2 HD. Both teams will be in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The toss will take place at 12:30 PM IST.