Pakistan women's team whitewash South Africa in 3-match T20I series
By News Desk
September 5, 2023 12:03 AM
Pakistan women's team have whitewashed South Africa in a three-match T20 International series at the National Stadium, Karachi, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel.
It is the first time in history that Pakistani women have won the T20I series against South Africa and the first series since they defeated Sri Lanka back in 2022 at home.
The Green Shirts beat the Proteas by six runs in the third T20I and completed their whitewash against the visitors on Monday.
After winning the toss, the guest team asked the Pakistan team to bat first. Former Pakistani Bisma Maroof, Sidra Ameen, and Nida Dar helped Pakistan to post a fighting total of 150 for 5 in the 20 overs.
Chasing the target of 151 runs, the visitors kept on losing wickets at intervals but it was skipper Laura Wolvaardt who played a valiant knock of 72 runs on 54 balls with nine boundaries.
She single-handedly carried her side and was near to completing the target. The 24-year-old decided to go for a six but the ball didn't cross the boundary line and was caught by the substitute.
After the well-settled batter lost her wicket, none of the other batters could take their team over the line and lost the game.
For Pakistan, Sadia Iqbal and Nashra Sundhu took two wickets each and played a key part in their side's victory.
Meanwhile, in the first innings, Pakistan posted 150/5 on the scoreboard in the allocated overs.
Sidra Ameen, and Bismah Maroof both scored 39 runs each while the skipper Nida Dar played a destructive knock scoring 36 off 20 balls including six boundaries.
Pakistan won the first T20I by five wickets, while they won the second T20I by seven wickets.
Pakistan will now play a three-match ODI series against South Africa.
Schedule of remaining matches
8 Sep – First ODI
11 Sep – Second ODI
14 Sep – Third ODI