Pakistan ladies 126 for 7 (Maroof 34, Sohail 33, Alam Four-17) beat Bangladesh ladies 112 for 7 (Rumana 50, Amin 2-13) by 14 runs
Bangladesh ladies’s senior seamer Jahanara Alam took 4 wickets and allrounder Rumana Ahmed struck her maiden T20I fifty, but it surely could not cease Pakistan ladies from securing victory of their first T20I on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. It was additionally Pakistan ladies’s fourth win in six T20Is at home.
No Nida Dar (who’s taking part in in the WBBL)? No drawback for Pakistan ladies. Thirties from captain Bismah Maroof and No. Four Umaima Sohail hauled the hosts to 126 regardless of the common fall of wickets. They then used six bowlers of their defence and every picked up at the very least one wicket to limit Bangladesh ladies to 112 for 7. This, regardless of Rumana’s 30-ball 50 that included six fours and two sixes. Rumana’s strike charge of 166.66 stood out in a chase the place no different Bangladesh batter struck at over 80.
In pursuit of 127, Bangladesh ladies had misplaced each their openers contained in the third over and slumped additional to 47 for Four in 12 overs. Rumana counterattacked and was significantly extreme on Maroof, taking 23 off a mere seven balls from the Pakistan ladies captain. Rumana took the chase to the final over, leaving her aspect needing 18 with 4 wickets in hand.
Nevertheless, she was bowled by Aliya Riaz off the third ball, as Bangladesh ladies ultimately misplaced by 14 runs. Riaz ended with economical figures of Four-Zero-12-1. Left-arm fingerspinner Sadia Iqbal returned figures of comparable affect on T20I debut: 1 for 16.
Having opted to bat, Pakistan ladies misplaced each their openers cheaply to Alam, however Maroof and Sohail placed on 60 off 59 balls to revive the innings. Though each batsmen fell in successive overs, lower-order contributions from Iram Javed (21 off 17 balls) and wicketkeeper Sidra Nawaz (16* off Four balls) took the hosts nearer to 130. It proved to be sufficient as Pakistan ladies claimed a 1-Zero lead within the three-match collection.