Javeria powers Pakistan to exciting win over SL in women series

KARACHI: Opener Javeria Khan made a solid unbeaten 63 to steer Pakistan to an exciting two wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Quadrangular Women Cricket Series at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground Colombo, a message received here said on Thursday. Talented Javeria showed good temperament throughout the Pakistan innings, faced 118 balls and struck five boundaries as the visitors won the match with ten balls to spare. Asmavia Iqbal made a steady 25 off 65 balls with a solitary four. Captain Sana Mir hit two boundaries in her 20 in 47 balls.LE Kaushalya produced an excellent show with the bat and ball but failed to save her team from defeat. She top-scored with 35 in 52 balls with brace of boundaries and also took three wickets for 23 runs.Earlier batting first, Sri Lankan women raised 153 all out in 49.5 overs. Pacer Qanita Jalil bowled well to snap three wickets for 20 runs in nine overs. Sadia Yousuf claimed three wickets for 19 runs in ten over. Debutant Masooma Jalil picked two wickets for 26 runs.Summarized scores:Sri Lanka 153 all out in 49.5 overs (LE Kaushalya 35, KMD Rasangika 31, UDU Prabdham 19 not out, Qanita Jalil 3-20, Sadia Yousuf 3-29, Masooma Junaid 2-26) Pakistan 154-8 in 48.2 overs (Javeria Khan 63 not out, Sana Mir 20, Asmavia Iqbal 25,  LE Kaushalya 3-23, HAS Siriwardene 3-29). – APP