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February 17, 2009
Sri Lanka 124 for 4 (Hiruka Fernando 44*) beat Pakistan 123 (Polgampola 3-16, Siriwardene 3-24) by six wickets
Chamari Polgampola and Shashikala Siriwardene took three wickets each to bowl out Pakistan for 123 and give Sri Lanka a confidence-boosting win just before the World Cup in the tri-nation final in Dhaka.
Polgampola also contributed 19 in an opening stand of 49 and was named the Player of the Match and of the series for her nine wickets at 7.44 and 58 runs. She picked up her first two wickets off successive balls - Qanita Jalil and Bismah Maroof falling with 14 on the board - and then returned to wrap up the innings with Asmavia Iqbal's wicket for 6. Javeria Khan, who also took nine wickets in the tournament, top scored for Pakistan with 23.
Hiruka Fernando scored an unbeaten 44 and added 29 with Polgampola. Pakistan captain Urooj Mumtaz took two wickets in the space of three balls but Polgampola ensured Sri Lanka reached the target with more than 14 overs to spare.
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