Pakistan, Ireland win shortened games
In a shortened match at the P Sara Oval in Colombo, Pakistan women made heavy weather of a modest chase and won by two wickets off the last ball against Sri Lanka women. The game was reduced to 27 overs a side, and Pakistan's bowlers had Sri Lanka all out in 24.2 overs, for 68. The wickets were shared around, with Qanita Jalil finishing with figures of 5-1-7-2. There were only two double-figure scores in Sri Lanka's innings. Pakistan then lost wickets consistently in their chase, but Marina Iqbal took them home with her 13 not out.
The other match of the Quadrangular Series on Tuesday, was also shortened, and Ireland women won by one run against Netherlands women at the Colts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo. Ireland got to 113 in their 28 overs, with extras the highest contributor with 27. Offspinner Esther de Lange took 3 for 16. Netherlands' chase seemed to be on course at 72 for 4 after some decent contributions from the top order. But wickets fell in a heap at the end and they were bowled out for 112 in 27.3 overs. Legspinner Ciara Metcalfe picked up four wickets for Ireland.