Seniors lead Pakistan women to series win over Sri Lanka

07:43 PM | 22 Mar, 2018
Seniors lead Pakistan women to series win over Sri Lanka
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COLOMBO - A brilliant 89 from captain Bismah Maroof and a four-wicket haul by Sana Mir steered Pakistan to a 94-run win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Dambulla, sealing the three-match series 2-0.

Once Pakistan posted 250 for 6, the hosts were bowled out for 156 to give the visitors an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Pakistan has now climbed to the top half of the ICC Women's Championship table.

Sri Lanka were then bundled out for 156 in 37 overs, thanks to new skipper Mir’s impressive figures of 10-3-32-4.

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All-rounder Nida Dar took 2 wickets for 27. Diana Baig claimed 1 wicket, while opener Nahida Khan took 4 catches.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi congratulated the team on winning the series.

In the first ODI on Tuesday, Pakistan outclassed Sri Lanka by 69 runs after Javeria Khan smashed her second ODI century.

The third ODI will be played on Saturday in Dambulla.