Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Sidra Ameen
Sidra Ameen
76(119) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 6 11 4 26 10 9 3
Bismah Maroof
Bismah Maroof
62(101) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 8 2 16 9 20 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Ghulam Fatima
Ghulam Fatima
O10
M2
R21
W4
Eco2.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
Fatima Sana
Fatima Sana
O7.5
M0
R24
W2
Eco3.06
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: K Vairavan | Commentator: Ekanth and Danyal

Today's game had moments that faintly promised ebbs and flows but Sri Lanka could not get going to drive home any significant advantage. Pakistan were clinical and will take lead. The two teams will be back day after tomorrow for the second game in Karachi. We'll bring you the live action here on ESPNcricinfo. For now, it's goodbye from me, Ekanth, on behalf of my fellow commentator, Danyal Rasool, and our scorer, K Vairavan.

Bismah Maroof, Pakistan Captain: We want these points and we worked hard on a hot day. Credit to Sidra. It got low when we were batting, the bowling was excellent too. I'm trying to finish the job and support Sidra, who played really well. We'll look to keep up the intensity and win the following matches too.

Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka Captain: Our batters did not play positively. The wicket is excellent but we lost early wickets, the run outs were bad. Kavisha played a good knock and is a positive. We have to stick to our plans and play freely - that's my message for the team.

Ghulam Fatima is POTM for the spell of 10-2-4-21: I had a wish to play in a home series. I was trying to execute what I knew and it came off. I draw inspiration from Shane Warne.

4:11 pm: The players shake hands before making their way back. Pakistan chase down the score with minimum fuss and take the first match to get points on the ICC Women's Championship 2022-25 Table. With the bat, it was brought about by Sidra Amin who effectively took it to the end and skipper, Bismah Maroof, who literally did it. Their 143-run partnership should be a confidence-booster for the team going forward. It came on the back of Muneeba Ali who started promisingly but got out attempting a big shot. Nothing really of note for the Sri Lankan bowlers. Oshadi Ranasinghe's approach of bowling around the wicket and bowling into the wicket looked interesting but wasn't as effective. The balls did not keep low as frequently as it may have threatened to do early on and their fielding was subpar. Presentation ceremony coming soon.

41.5
1
Ranasinghe to Omaima Sohail, 1 run, Length on fourth stump, pulled along the ground to deep-midwicket and Pakistan get a 1-0 series lead.
41.4
0
Ranasinghe to Omaima Sohail, no run, Good length ball outside off sits up, cut to point
41.3
0
Ranasinghe to Omaima Sohail, no run, Full outside off, defended to cover
41.2
0
Ranasinghe to Omaima Sohail, no run, Full outside off, pushed to mid-off
41.2
1w
Ranasinghe to Omaima Sohail, 1 wide, Full ball just down leg. The batter was on off and on one knee trying to sweep it. Being beaten allowed the extra
41.1
W
Ranasinghe to Sidra Ameen, OUT, Sri Lanka get a consolation wicket as Sidra chops on trying the cut. It was on a length and coming in to middle, Sidra made room and tried to hit it on the move. Got the bottom edge, it bounced and hit the top of the stumps

Sidra Ameen b Ranasinghe 76 (163m 119b 7x4 0x6) SR: 63.86

This should be the last over

PAK Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st25Sidra AmeenMuneeba Ali
2nd143Bismah MaroofSidra Ameen
3rd2Bismah MaroofOmaima Sohail