Pakistan women stage a comeback against Sri Lanka

Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 10:48 [IST]
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Pakistan women surprise Sri Lanka

Canberra: After suffering a humiliating defeat by India, Pakistan women cricket team managed to salvage some pride after it defeated Sri Lanka by 57 in the ongoing ICC Women"s Cricket World Cup in Manuka Oval here.

Batting first after winning the toss, Pakistan scored 161 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

Openers gave Pakistan a steady start with Nain Abidi and Bisma Maroof adding 47 runs for the first wicket.

While Sri Lanka, in its reply, managed only 104 runs with Shashikala Siriwardene making a watchful 58.

Siriwardene batted brilliantly but couldn"t manage a partnership as wickets fell at regular intervals.

For Pakistan Qanita Jalil was pick of the bowlers as she took three wickets from in eight overs, while Sana Jalil scalped two.


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