Former Pakistan women cricket team skipper Sana Mir starred with the bowl to lead Pakistan to its biggest win in ODI’s (in terms of balls remaining) as Pakistan beat hosts South Africa by 8 wickets in the first match of the series.
Sana Mir took four wickets with the figures of 6-1-11-4 to as Pakistan bundled out hosts South Africa for 63 all out in only 22.5 overs. It was second lowest total in the format for South Africa. Mir picked four out of the first five wickets to fall, which included wickets of Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus, the opposition captain, off consecutive deliveries.
Mignon du Preez (18 off 17) and Chloe Tryon (21 off 32) were the only batters in double-digits, compiling small partnerships to get South Africa to 63.
Chasing a paltry target of 64 in 50 overs, Pakistan lost Nahida Khan to Shabnim Ismail in the first over but Javeria Khan’s unbeaten 34 off 43 balls helped put together a second-wicket stand of 38 runs with Bismah Maroof, and steered the visitors home to a landslide win.
Brief Scores: South Africa Women 63 in 22.5 overs (Chloe Tryon 21; Sana Mir 4-11, Nashra Sandhu 2-8) lost to Pakistan Women 66/2 in 14.4 overs (Javeria Khan 34*; Shabnim Ismail 1-18) by 8 wickets