Sri Lankan women’s cricket team toured Pakistan to play six matches. The bilateral series was based on three T20i matches followed by three ODIs. The Pak vs Sri Lanka bilateral series finally came to an end on June 5, 2022. The Pakistani women’s cricket team rocked the cricket ground with a sweeping victory against Sri Lanka.
The Pakistani team was led by Bismah Maroof. The Pakistani captain has made quite a name for herself in the cricket world. In 2022, she became the highest run-scorer for the Pakistani cricket team. The Sri Lankan Women Cricket team was led by the experienced captain Chamari Athapaththu.
The Pak vs Sri Lanka Women Cricket series was played in the South end Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi from May 24 till June 5, 2022. In the first half of the series, in all the three T20Is the Pakistani women’s team emerged as victorious. The players of the match during the T20I were Tuba Hassan, Ayesha Naseem, and Bismah Maroof.
- Pak vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: Pakistan won by 6 wickets.
- Results of the 2nd T20I: Pakistan took the lead by 7 wickets.
- 3rd T20I: Pakistan women’s cricket team beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets.
After being the ultimate victors in the T20I matches, the Pakistani cricket team set its eyes on the ODIs. Pakistan was able to make a cut in the T20I but they couldn’t carry the momentum in the last ODI. Pakistan won 2 ODIs, however, Sri Lanka managed to win the last ODI by 93 runs.
It is worth mentioning that the Pakistani women’s cricket team has improved its performance since the last matches. However, David Hemp the head coach of Pakistan didn’t seem very happy because of Pakistan’s last ODI series performance. He said “Today [third ODI] was disappointing. We certainly didn’t do ourselves justice across all skillsets. But overall I am quite pleased with the five wins we achieved. The teams we will be scrapping for the 2025 World Cup qualification spots are likely to be teams like Sri Lanka and South Africa so every win and every point becomes important.”
These series are a part of the 2022-2025 cycle of the ICC Women’s Championship (IWC). With this victory against Sri Lanka, Pakistan women’s cricket team has secured the top position in the list of 10 teams that will qualify for the 2025 ICC Women’s Championship (IWC).
We are super proud of our women’s cricket team and we hope and pray that the Pakistani Women’s Cricket team brings the ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) trophy home. Best of luck!