Javeria hits ton as Pakistan beat SL in 3rd ODI, Javeria Khan smashed an a dazzling unbeaten 133 to lead Pakistan to seven wickets victory over Sri Lanka in a tall scoring third One-Day International at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday.
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26-year-old opener Javeria Wadood featuring in her 56th ODI, blasted one dozen boundaries in her unbeaten 133 off 141 balls to power Pakistan to victory in the 48th over while chasing a daunting total of 243 to win the match.
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Captain Sana Mir contributed an undefeated 51 off 62 balls with two boundaries shared an unbroken 127-run fourth wicket stand with Javeria to set-up an improbable victory. Earlier batting first, Sri Lanka raised a competative total of 242 for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs thanks to a brilliant 99 from opener Chamari Atapattu. She struck ten boundaries and brace of sixes off 109-balls.
Shashikala Siriwardene scored 39 not out in mere 28 balls hositing a brace sixes and hitting one boundary.Sana Mir and Asmavia Iqbal captured two wickets apice. Javeria Wadood Khan won the player of the match award for her outstanding ton. Summarized scores: Sri Lanka 242-5 in 50 overs (Chamari Atapattu 99,
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Shashikala Siriwardene 39 not out, Prasadini Wereerakkody 32,Eshani Kaushelya 24, Sana Mir 2-36, Asmavia Iqbal 2-43) Pakistan 245-3 in 47.2 overs (Javeria Khan 133, Sana Mir 51, Bismah Maroof 26, Marina Iqbal 22, Shashikala Siriwardene 2-33).