Sri Lanka celebrate after reaching the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup ©Getty Images

Sri Lanka and Pakistan have completed the line-up for the 2017 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup in England after securing top four finishes in the qualifying competition.

Both sides knew that victories in the Super Sixes stage today in Colombo would be enough for them to progress and hosts Sri Lanka saw off Bangladesh, themselves still hopeful of qualifying, by 42 runs.

Pakistan had a bad day on the field as they were bowled out for just 67 runs by India, but despite the seven wicket thrashing, still made it to the main finals courtesy of Bangladesh’s loss.

They will join India and South Africa for the tournament due to be held between June 24 and July 23.

Hosts England, defending champions Australia, New Zealand and West Indies had already qualified for the One-Day International format competition.

Sri Lanka batted first today and put on 197/9 with opener Chamari Athapaththu hitting 84.

Bangladesh got 68/5 in a rain-interrupted game, which handed the home team a 42 run win under the Duckworth-Lewis Method.

“This (qualifying) is something that we were looking forward to from the beginning,” said Inoka Ranaweera, Sri Lanka’s captain.

“Every player has contributed to this win.

India thrashed Pakistan today, bowling their neighbours out for 67. Despite this, Pakistan still qualified ©ICC
India thrashed Pakistan today, bowling their neighbours out for 67. Despite this, Pakistan still qualified ©ICC

“The rain gave us a scare because we were not sure whether the match would be completed today and how the run-rates would be effected.

“They did well early on, but some quick wickets won us the match.”

India bowled 18 maidens as they skittled neighbours Pakistan out for 67 in 43.4 overs, with spinner Ekta Bisht picking up five wickets for eight runs, before they cruised to victory.

Afterwards, Pakistan captain Sana Mir admitted the team had been getting concerned about how their collapse would affect their standings.

“We were checking the scores of other teams,” she said.

“It (qualifying) was something that we wanted to do on our own, but at the end of the day, we are carrying positives from here.

“Our batting performed well in other matches and that’s how we qualified.”

In today’s other match, South Africa claimed a 36 run Duckworth-Lewis win over Ireland.

They will face India on Tuesday (February 21) for the final of the competition.