Bismah Maroof hit a career-best 70 not out off 50 balls as Pakistan girls beat Bangladesh girls by 15 runs to take a 2-Zero lead of their three-match T20I collection in Lahore.
Maroof got here in to bat at 35 for 1 in four.four overs, and stayed until the tip to drive Pakistan to 167 for three. Bangladesh put up a very good combat, however may muster solely 152 for 7 on the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday.
Maroof’s 10th T20I half-century comprised 9 fours and one six, and was the centrepiece of Pakistan’s innings, with Javeria Khan lending good help with a 44-ball 52 on the prime of the order. The 2 shared a 95-run stand for the second wicket in simply 11.5 overs to place Pakistan heading in the right direction for a profitable complete.
Bangladesh’s greatest bowler was right-arm medium pacer Jahanara Alam, who took 2 for 27 in her 4 overs, accounting for Javeria and Iram Javed. The one different wicket-taker was Lata Mondal.
Bangladesh’s chase was crippled by left-arm spinner Sadia Iqbal, enjoying solely her second T20I. Sadia took a career-best three for 19 in her 4 overs as the center order crumbled. Sanjida Islam, batting at No.three, held the primary half of the innings along with 45 off 32 balls, however lacked top-order help.
Bangladesh had begun poorly by dropping a wicket within the second over. They saved dropping wickets and had sunk to 93 for six, with 75 wanted off 39 balls as no batter within the prime 5 may string collectively a partnership with Sanjida. The decrease order then hit out to finally carry the margin of defeat down. Fargana Hoque at No.6 made 30 off 19 balls whereas Alam hit two sixes and a 4 in her unbeaten 18 off simply 5 balls.
Maroof was participant of the match within the first T20I too, when Pakistan defended 126 for 7 by maintaining Bangladesh to 112 for 7. The third and last T20I of the collection will happen on Wednesday, and shall be adopted by two ODIs.