Pakistan loses to Sri Lanka in Women’s Asia Cup 2022 semi-finals. In a nail-biting semi-final match at the Women’s Asia Cup 2020 on Thursday in Sylhet, Sri Lanka prevailed over Pakistan by a slim margin of 1 run. After batting first, the Islanders gave the Bismah Maroof-led team a target of 122 runs.
Pakistan loses to Sri Lanka in Women’s Asia Cup 2022 semi-finals
As Sri Lanka overcame Pakistan in a nail-biting last-over contest, Achini Kulasuriya saved nine runs through fielding. Pakistan needed nine runs in the final over, and Kulasuriya was given the ball with Nida Dar and Aliya Riaz at the crease. Kulasuriya’s seven-run haul was the lowest in the Sri Lankan team’s winning performance.
Pakistan’s openers got the team off to a strong start by scoring 31 runs in three overs, putting them in a good position to chase down 123. In the opening partnership of 31 runs, Muneeba contributed 18 runs off 10 balls.
After Pakistan lost two wickets early on, Bismah Maroof saved the day. She hit four boundaries to a 42-run performance off just 41 balls. Nida Dar batted until the end, scoring 26 runs at one delivery rate. But Pakistan fell short of their target.
Two of the three wickets were taken by Inoka Ranaweera, each taken by Sugandika Kumari and Kavisha Dilhari. Harshitha Samarawickrama batted 35 off 41 to help Sri Lanka reach 122-6 in 20 overs. Especially Nashra Sandhu, who took three wickets and spearheaded the Pakistan bowling attack, had a ball. It was a three-wicket haul for Aiman Anwer, Nida, and Sadia Iqbal. On October 15, Sri Lanka and India will play for the Asia Cup Women’s title.