Tri-Nation Women's Series won by Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women defeated Pakistan Women by 6 wickets with 88 balls to spare in the final of the Tri-Nation Women’s Series on 17th February 2009 at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Sri Lanka team was led by Shashikala Siriwardene while the captain of the Pakistan team was Urooj Mumtaz. Siriwardene won the toss and decided to field.
All within 25 runs
It was a dismal batting effort from Pakistan Women and none of their batsmen were able to reach the target of 25 runs. Their top scorer was Javeria Khan who faced 32 deliveries and scored 23 runs with the assistance of 3 boundaries. She was trapped leg before wicket to Suwini de Alwis. The Pakistan batting failed to stand up to the bowling of Chamari Kumarihami and Shashikala Siriwardene, who each picked up 3 wickets. Kumarihami sent back the openers Qanita Jalil (10) and Bismah Maroof (4) back to the pavilion. She took the last wicket in the form of Asmavia Iqbal (6). The middle order collapsed due to the precise bowling by Siriwardene. She claimed the wickets of Sajjida Shah (4), Almas Akram (16) and Armaan Khan (1). In 47.1 overs, the team was all out for 123 runs.
Fernando peaks in Sri Lanka innings
The opening pair, Dedunu Silva and Chamari Kumarihami struck a partnership of 49 runs in 14.4 overs. Silva was the first batsman to get out and she contributed 27 runs in 47 deliveries. Hiruka Fernando remained unbeaten on 44 in 77 balls inclusive of 4 fours. Urooj Mumtaz picked up 2 wickets for Pakistan in a space of 3 deliveries, but was unable to stop Sri Lanka from scoring 124 runs for 4 wickets in 35.2 overs.
Chamari Kumarihami was chosen as the Player of the Match for her exceptional all-round performance.
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