3rd ODI, Karachi, June 05, 2022, Sri Lanka Women tour of Pakistan
(41.4/50 ov, T:261) 167

SL Women won by 93 runs

Player Of The Match
101 (85) & 2/20
Player Of The Series
218 runs
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You can read more about it in my fellow commentator, Danyal Rasool's report. Thanks for tuning in. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. See you soon as cricketing action continues across formats, around the globe and it'll all be covered here on ESPNcricinfo. For now, it's goodbye from me, Ekanth, on behalf of Danyal, and our scorer, K Vairavan.

Overall, the series ends with a 2-1 scoreline which is fair. The games were one-sided but were contested in good spirit. Both teams have their issues, dependency on Chamari and Kavisha for the visitors. Inoka's a good prospect for the future. For Pakistan, it's inability to play the power game with the bat. Diana Baig needs to be more effective but she's fit, hits lengths and can only go upwards. Tuba Hassan not playing was a surprise.

Bismah Maroof, Pakistan Captain: We didn't have a good day today but they outclassed us. We were not relaxed, we leaked runs. They played well and capitalized. We have tried different combinations and are better prepared and more confident for the Ireland tri-series and the Commonwealth games.

Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka Captain and POTM for 101 and 2 for 20: Happy with my and the team's performances. We have a series in India which is good. We came after 15 years, adapting was tough. But we're happy. I love Pakistan, I'd thank the PCB for having us. [Future] India have a tough team but if we play well, we should go well.

Sidra Ameen is the Player of the series for 218 runs at 72.66: When I dedicated my award last time, it was my parents' anniversary which made it special.

Apart from Chamari's heroics and the run outs, Oshadi got a couple, the spinners used the angles and the slow pitch effectively by looking to turn the ball. They didn't flight it as much as the hosts but hit full lengths and took wickets. The run-scoring was never fluent after the openers left. In the end, the burden of a good score turned out to be too much for the hosts. It's tempting to wonder what could have been had a performance like this come earlier.

4:08 pm: Sri Lankan fielders have wide smiles, the coaching staff is happy too. Pakistan were blown away today on the back of Athapaththu's century in the first innings, she joined in with the ball too taking out Sidra Ameen, who's been in scintillating form, and Nida Dar, the hard-hitter. The run-out bug bit the Pakistani team after the visitors suffered from it so far in the series. It was Bismah's quick running but a misjudged run that started it, she fell soon. Aliya and Omaima tried to rebuild, Omaima had a lucky escape when a hit-wicket was called not out and with the services of the third umpire not available, the type-2 error could not be rectified. Aliya carried on after Omaima lost her wicket while trying the reverse. There weren't any significant contributions otherwise with the bat.

Ranaweera to Anam Amin, OUT

Edged and taken! Anam tried to heave the full ball outside off to the leg side but got a thin edge, the keeper took it well and started celebrations.

Anam Amin c †Sanjeewani b Ranaweera 1 (10b 0x4 0x6 8m) SR: 10
Ranaweera to Anam Amin, no run

Length outside off, left alone

Ranaweera to Anam Amin, no run

Length outside off, blocked just behind the wickets

Ranaweera to Anam Amin, no run

Beaten on the outside edge. It was full, flighted and wide, the batter went through with the pushy open-faced drive and the ball spun away

The game continues as the players go through the motions.

end of over 415 runs • 1 wicket
PAK-W: 167/9CRR: 4.07 RRR: 10.44 • Need 94 runs from 54b
Anam Amin1 (6b)
Ghulam Fatima0 (0b)
Oshadi Ranasinghe 7-0-29-2
Inoka Ranaweera 7-0-28-0
Ranasinghe to Anam Amin, 1 run

Full on the stumps, swept to deep square leg

Ranasinghe to Anam Amin, no run

Full outside off, blocked to the bowler

Ranasinghe to Anam Amin, no run

Top-edge off the sweep falls in front of short fine leg! It was full and was hit hard but the lack of pace from the bowler led it to not carry.

Ranasinghe to Aliya Riaz, OUT

Aliya holes out to long-off! She came down track continuing the trend of the last few balls, it was wide and in the slot, she went through with the shot. But the connection was not good enough and long-off did not have to move too much.

Aliya Riaz c de Silva b Ranasinghe 56 (82b 4x4 0x6 113m) SR: 68.29
Ranasinghe to Aliya Riaz, no run

Full on the stumps, blocked to the bowler


Ranasinghe to Aliya Riaz, FOUR runs

Down the track again, slogs it and the full ball outside off allowed room for her to flog it down the ground. Neither long-on nor long-off had a chance of cutting it off.


end of over 406 runs • 1 wicket
PAK-W: 162/8CRR: 4.05 RRR: 9.90 • Need 99 runs from 60b
Anam Amin0 (3b)
Aliya Riaz52 (79b 3x4)
Inoka Ranaweera 7-0-28-0
Oshadi Ranasinghe 6-0-24-1
Ranaweera to Anam Amin, no run

Good length ball spins away to around seventh stump. Left alone, wide rightly not called.

Ranaweera to Anam Amin, no run

Around a yorker length outside off, tries to jam it fine but is beaten

Ranaweera to Anam Amin, no run

Full around off, pushed to the bowler

Ranaweera to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

Comes down and drives a full ball outside off to wide long-off.

Ranaweera to Aliya Riaz, FOUR runs

Aliya brings up 50 with a sweep off a full ball down leg. Beats short fine leg to her left and deep backward square cannot make it.

Ranaweera to Aliya Riaz, 1 run, OUT

Another run out! This was at the non-striker's end, the throw came from long-off after Aliya came down the track and smoked it over the bowler's end. The fielder ran quickly to her right and threw it, it ballooned on the bounce but the second was not on. So, the bowler taking it and whipping off the bails while Baig dove was enough. Third run out of the innings. The trend seems to have switched between teams.

Diana Baig run out (Dilhari/Ranaweera) 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0
end of over 397 runs • 1 wicket
PAK-W: 156/7CRR: 4.00 RRR: 9.54 • Need 105 runs from 11 overs
Aliya Riaz46 (76b 2x4)
Diana Baig0 (0b)
Oshadi Ranasinghe 6-0-24-1
Inoka Ranaweera 6-0-22-0
Ranasinghe to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

Full on leg, the bater made room and whipped it in the air to long-on on a couple of bounces.


Ranasinghe to Fatima Sana, 1 run, OUT

Low full toss on off, swept hard to deep-midwicket. Mix-up as Fatima ran for the second, sent back. The throw came in after the fielder tracked diagonally to her right, Fatima tried to slide her bat in but had to cover too much distance coming in. After multiple trials, Sri Lanka finally have another run out!

Fatima Sana run out (Karunaratne/Ranasinghe) 12 (19b 0x4 0x6 23m) SR: 63.15

Back over

Ranasinghe to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

Full on the boot, flicked to short fine leg.

Ranasinghe to Aliya Riaz, 2 runs

Full on the stumps, swept to deep fine leg. The batters pinch two with quick running.


Ranasinghe to Fatima Sana, 1 run

Full on off, worked to midwicket.

Ranasinghe to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

Full on the legs, tucked gently behind square to the end of the circle

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