Sidra Ameen century helps Pakistan to win the series

Sidra Ameen scored her second ODI hundred. Image : AFP

Sidra Ameen scored her second ODI hundred. Image : AFP

Sidra Ameen proceeded with her purple fix, enrolling her second one-day international century, on Friday (June 3), to assist Pakistan with taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against Sri Lanka. The Pakistan opener turned out to be just the second player after Javeria Khan to record two ODI tons for the country, on the way which she likewise sewed a record opening stand of 158 with Muneeba Ali, bettering the 96 run exertion among Javeria and Nahida Khan in 2019.

Ameen, who had driven Pakistan’s pursuit in the past experience with a consistent 76, upheld it with her most noteworthy score of 123 at the Southend Cricket Club in Karachi, on Friday. The initial association prepared for Pakistan heaping on 253 for 2 – their eighth-most noteworthy absolute in the 50-over design after they selected to bat.

After a sluggish beginning, scoring just 29 in the initial nine overs, Ameen gave Pakistan’s innings a push with two limits off Oshadi Ranasinghe’s fifth over. Indeed, even as limits didn’t come simple from that point, the team kept on pivoting the strike well. Subsequent to gathering 135 runs in the initial 33 overs, Muneeba attempted to direct terms – pursuing Achini Kulasuriya. The southpaw stroked two or three limits and was additionally helped with five wides as the pair went past the 150-run mark solid. Notwithstanding, Muneeba fell not long after scoring her last part century.

Notwithstanding, Ameen, in the organization of Bismah Maroof guaranteed that Pakistan’s innings didn’t dial back. She raised her hundred years with a limit off Kavisha Dilhari, however after a few fast runs, tumbled to her in the 48th over. Pakistan were supported by liberal giving of 23 goes through wides by the Sri Lankan bowlers.

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Accordingly, notwithstanding getting off with a limit by Hansini Perera, Sri Lanka’s innings never built up speed. A short spell of four back to back lady overs – by pacers Diana Baig and Fatima Sana, including a wicket lady by the last option, held the guests under wraps from the beginning. Nida Dar conveyed the enormous blow in the thirteenth over, having captain Chamari Atthapatthu got on 16.

Sri Lanka figured out how to join several valuable stands – 43 by Hansima Karunaratne and Prasadani Weerakkody, and 61 by Kavisha Dilhari and Harshitha Madavi, yet those weren’t sufficient to compromise Pakistan’s aggregate. Omaima Sohail furnished the leap forward – two times with her parttime twist and once with a run out.

Fatima Sana tore through the lower request to return figures of 4 for 26 from her 10-over spell – her third four-wicket pull in 24 matches – and confine Sri Lanka to 180 for 9.

Brief Score : Pakistan Women 253/2 in 50 overs (Sidra Ameen 123, Muneeba Ali 56; Kavisha Dilhari 1-43, Oshadi Ranasinghe 1-44) beat Sri Lanka Women 180/9 in 50 overs (Harshitha Madavi 41, Kavisha Dilhari 32; Fatima Sana 4-26, Omaima Sohail 2-35) by 73 runs.

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