In a historic moment for Pakistan Women’s cricket, the national team secured their first-ever T20 series win against New Zealand by defeating the hosts by 10 runs in the second T20I. With this triumph, Pakistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series.
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Batting first, the Pakistani women posted a competitive total of 137 runs in the allotted overs. Muniba Ali contributed 35 runs, Alia Riaz scored a crucial 32, Bisma Maruf added 21 runs, and captain Nida Dar played a valuable innings, contributing 14 runs. In response, New Zealand’s batting line-up faltered as they were bowled out for 127 runs while chasing a target of 138. Hannah Roy top-scored with 33 runs, and Georgia Plummer contributed 28 runs.
Historic Victory for Pakistan Women as They Clinch T20 Series Against New Zealand
Pakistan’s bowlers delivered a commendable performance, with Fatima Sana taking 3 wickets and Sadia Iqbal claiming 2 wickets. Alia Riaz’s all-round excellence earned her the title of Player of the Match.
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This historic series win follows Pakistan’s victory in the first T20I, where Fatima Sana’s brilliant bowling played a pivotal role in securing a 7-wicket win against New Zealand Women. Alia Riaz, expressing her joy, credited the entire team for the achievement, stating that the dream of defeating a top-tier team had finally materialized. Riaz highlighted her aggressive batting approach, aiming to convert every opportunity into fours and sixes. With this series win, the Pakistan Women’s cricket team marks a significant milestone in their journey, capping it off with a resounding victory against New Zealand.
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