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Pakistan women win T20I series against South Africa

Pakistan women have won the Twenty20 International (T20I) home series against South Africa!

The girls in Greem outclassed South Africa in the second Twenty20 International to seal the three-match series 2-0 at the National Bank Stadium, Karachi on Sunday.

Pakistan beat South Africa with seven wickets in hand in the second match played.

Pakistan after winning the toss put the visitors to bat first.

South Africa’s opening duo of Captain Laura Wolvaardt (41 off 34, six fours) and Tazmin Brits (46 off 48, two fours and six)  formed a 74-run partnership and got them to a positive start.

First drop Marizanne Kapp hit 26 before getting run out and helped the visitors to 150-3.

Bismah Maroof and Sidra Ameen formed an important 68-run partnership, after the loss of an early wicket of Shawaal Zulfiqar in the fourth over, which helped the national team chase the target of 151 runs against the visitors.

Sidra Amin was awarded player of the match for her career-best score of 61.

She played a remarkable innings of 61 runs off 44 balls which included seven boundaries.

Scores in Brief:

SOUTH AFRICA 150-3 in 20 overs (Laura Wolvaardt 41, Tazmin Brits 46; Sadia Iqbal 1-22)

PAKISTAN 156-3 in 19.1 overs (Sidra Amin 61, Aliya Riaz 31; Nonkululeko Miaba 2-20)

Pakistan Women beat South Africa Women by five wickets in a nail-biting last over in their first Twenty20 International (T20I) match on Friday.

The hosts successfully chased the highest T20I target of 151 runs with Aliya Riaz hitting a boundary at the last ball.


Pakistan Women Squad:

Sidra Ameen, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar (c), Muneeba Ali (wk), Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Umme Hani, Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal

South Africa Women:

Laura Wolvaardt (c), Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Anneke Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, Delmi Tucker, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Masabata Klaas

Schedule of remaining matches

4 Sep – Third T20I v South Africa

8 Sep – First ODI v South Africa

11 Sep – Second ODI v South Africa

14 Sep – Third ODI v South Africa

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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