Pakistan 215 (Nahida 68, Maroof 39, Jahanara Three-44, Ghosh 2-12) beat Bangladesh 186 (Nigar 58, Rumana 28, Mir Three-49, Sandhu 2-28) by 29 runs
Pakistan defended 215 towards Bangladesh within the opening fixture of the three-ODI sequence that counts for the Ladies’s Championship, in Lahore, courtesy of a three-for by Sana Mir, who ensured opener Nahida Khan‘s match-winning 68 and a collective disciplined displaying from the bowling assault was not in useless within the low-scoring sport.
Bangladesh’s chase started on a wobbly word as they misplaced their prime three for a mere 41 runs inside the primary Powerplay. Main the undoing of the guests’ line-up was Mir herself, who eliminated opener Murshida Khatun for four and No. Three Sanjida Islam in consecutive overs, leaving Bangladesh tottering on 9 for two. Sharmin Akhter could not muster a rating past 20 and Fargana Hogue, the No. four batsman, too, fell after entering into the 20s.
The need of partnerships continued to compound Bangladesh’s woes as solely wicketkeeper-batsman Nigar Sultanamade a half-century for the guests whereas 4 batsman departed after entering into the 20s. Bangladesh’s highest partnership – stitched collectively by Hoque and captain Rumana Ahmed for the fourth wicket – yielded solely 38.
In the meantime, Pakistan’s spin trio, comprising Mir, Nashra Sandhu and debutant Sadia Iqbal, returned 7 for 115 from their mixed 28.four overs, together with figures of two for 38 off Sadia’s allotted 10 overs of left-arm orthodox spin. Medium-pacer Diana Baig complemented the spinners with 2 for 43 off her 10 overs, serving to skittle Bangladesh out for 186 in 47.four overs.
As with the visiting aspect, Pakistan’s batsmen did not play out your entire 50 overs as skilled bowling allrounder Jahanara Alam struck thrice throughout her 10 overs on the expense of 44 runs, dismissing two set batsmen in captain Bismah Maroof and Aliya Raiyaz for 39 and 37 respectively. Nonetheless, in contrast to Bangladesh, the hosts, who had opted to bat, strung three fifty stands, with Participant of the Match Nahida concerned in two of them.
The highest-scorer throughout sides, Nahida added 59 with Sidra Ameen for the opening stand, after which took Pakistan previous 100 with a 69-run third-wicket partnership with Maroof. Nahida struck seven fours en path to her enterprising 97-ball 68 earlier than she holed out to Ahmed off namesake Nahida Akter.
After Nahida’s dismissal within the 36th over, Umaima Sohail and Aliya Riyaz placed on 53 off 50 balls throughout their fifth-wicket stand. Nonetheless, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than Pakistan suffered a collapse that noticed them lose 5 for 27, the departure of Mir for two triggering the breakdown. The hosts folded inside 49 overs however not earlier than they’d put up a complete that proved sufficient for them to take a 1-Zero lead in sequence, having clinched the previous T20I sequence Three-Zero.