Pakistan's women cricketers celebrate with the winning trophy at the Southend Club in Karachi on Sunday. AFP
Despite the loss, Pakistan had an unassailable lead in the series and won by 2-1. After Chamari's blitz took Sri Lanka to 260/7, the tourists then bowled out Pakistan for 167 in 41.4 overs.
From the series, which is a part of the ICC Women's Championship, Pakistan now have four points while Sri Lanka collected two points from Sunday's win, ending their tour on a high after losing T20I series 3-0 and first two ODIs.
Pakistan's players celebrate after the dismissal of Chamari Athapaththu (2R) during the final match at the Southend Club in Karachi. AFP
Chamari, who had struggled to get going on the tour, finally displayed her immense batting prowess with a scintillating century to set a solid platform for her side's imposing total after she won the toss and opted to bat first for the fifth time on the tour. The left-hander posted the sixth century of her 50-over career off the 82nd ball of her knock, laced with 13 fours and a six.
Though she fell shortly for 101 with Nida Dar dismissing her in the 31st over, Chamari had done her job by then to set a platform for Sri Lanka's total. She began by taking the attack to Pakistan's bowlers after losing Hasini Perera (3) and Hansima Karunaratne (0) in quick succession.
Sidra Ameen (L) celebrates after scoring 100 runs during the second ODI match in Karachi on Friday. AFP
Chamari found an able partner in Harshitha Madavi as the duo added 152 for the third-wicket, becoming the first Sri Lanka pair to share a partnership above 150 in ODIs. After Athapaththu's departure, Madavi kept the scoreboard moving for Sri Lanka. She was eventually dismissed in the 44th over for 75 off 128 balls and added 60 for the fourth-wicket with Kavisha Dilhari (28).
For Pakistan, Anam Amin and Fatima Sana took two wickets apiece for the hosts while Nida and Omaima Sohail had a wicket each. In their pursuit of 261, Pakistan were pegged back after a decent start, slumping from 41/0 to 48/4 in nine overs.
From L to R: Captain Bismah Maroof posses with winning trophy; Diana Baig and Nida Dar bowl during the final ODI in Karachi. AFP
Sidra Amin, Muneeba Ali, captain Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar were dismissed in quick succession as Sri Lankan bowlers tightened the screws. Though Omaima fought hard with her 40 off 61 balls and all-rounder Aliya Riaz hit 56 off 82 balls, Pakistan never recovered from the collapse in the first ten overs as the required run-rate surged and none of the batters could catch up with it.
Sidra Ameen (L) celebrates after scoring a century as Kaveesha Dilhari watches during the second ODI match in Karachi on Friday.
Chamari capped off a brilliant day in the field with 2/20 in six overs while Oshadi Ranasinghe took 2/29. Kavisha, Sugandika Kumari and Inoka Ranaweera took a wicket apiece in Sri Lanka's win which came in the 42nd over.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 260/7 in 50 overs (Chamari Athapaththu 101, Harshitha Madavi 75; Anam Amin 2/43, Fatima Sana 2/51)
Pakistan 167 all out in 41.4 overs (Aliya Riaz 56, Omaima Sohail 40; Chamari Athapaththu 2/20, Oshadi Ranasinghe 2/29) by 93 runs
Indo-Asian News Service
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