Pakistan sweep Bangladesh 3-0 in T20I series

Pakistan women beat the visitors by 28 runs in the third and final T20I

Pakistan sweep Bangladesh 3-0 in T20I series PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan women defeated Bangladesh women by 28 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to win the series 3-0.

After opting to bat first, Pakistan limped to 117 for seven at the back of Javeria Khan’s half-century.

The opener cracked a 48-ball 54, hitting seven fours. This was her second half-century on the trot after she had scored 52 on Monday.

The other notable performance with the bat came from Omaima Sohail, who scored 31 runs from 29 balls with two fours and a six.

Bangladesh’s pacer Jahanara Alam was once again the pick of the bowlers as she took three wickets for 12 runs in four overs, while Rumana Ahmed took two wickets for 19 runs.

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Anam Amin’s left-arm spin put a dent in Bangladesh’s run-chase from the onset as she bowled Sharmin Akhter and Sanjida Islam in space of three deliveries in the second over of the visitors’ innings.

Bangladesh failed to recover from the early blows as Pakistan tightened their grip over the match. Anam and debutant Saba Nazir finished with two wickets each for 10 and 22 runs, respectively.

The best score in Bangladesh’s run-chase was 30 from 44 balls, which came from Nigar Sultana. With a 26-ball 27, Fargana Hoque was the other notable run-getter.

Javeria was adjudged player of the match for he half-century.

For scoring 108 runs in three matches at an average of 54, Bismah Maroof was named Pakistan’s player of the series, while Jahanara Alam bagged Bangladesh player of the series award for taking nine wickets in three matches.

The two sides will now go toe to toe in a two-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Gaddafi Stadium to be played on November 2 and 4.