Pakistan women rout Sri Lanka in first ODI

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Half-centuries from Sidra Ameen and Bismah Maroof helped Pakistan seal a crushing eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first of three ODIs in Karachi.

Thanks to a sensational spell from Ghulam Fatima, who took four wickets for 21, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 169,, and then the batters made light work of the chase, getting to the target with 8.1 overs to spare. It included a 143-run stand between Ameen and Maroof, with Ameen dismissed for 76 just two runs from victory, while Maroof finished undefeated on 62.

Scores

Sri Lanka: 169 all out (Dilhari 49, Fatima 4-21)

Pakistan: 170 for 2 (Ameen 76, Maroof 62*)

(Agencies)