Mir, Javeria star as Pakistan Women trounce South Africa

Home side was bundled out for only 63 runs

Mir, Javeria star as Pakistan Women trounce South Africa PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan Women recorded their first-ever One-day International (ODI) win in South Africa as they beat the home side comprehensively by eight wickets.

Chasing a meager target of 64, Pakistan women suffered an early setback as they lost their opener Nahida Khan in the first over for just four runs.

South Africa bowlers maintained the pressure as they soon removed the other opener Sidra Amin for 10 runs as well.

However, the experience middle-order duo of Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan stitched an unbeaten partnership of 38 runs to take Pakistan Women over the line.

Javeria Khan was the highest run-scorer with 34 runs in the Pakistan innings.

Earlier, Pakistan Women bundled out South Africa Women on a total of 63, after winning the toss and electing to field first.

Pakistan Women had South Africa on the floor from the start, as they removed half the home side with only 35 runs on the board.

All-rounder Chloe Tyron tried to put the innings back on track through her brisk innings. However, she was soon trapped leg-before-wicket (LBW) by all-rounder Nida Dar for 21.

Thereafter, South Africa women kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out under 23 overs.

Sana Mir was adjudged player of the match for bagging four wickets.