- Pakistani girls cricket squad’s Ayesha Naseem performs entertaining unbeaten knock taking Pakistan to sequence win towards company.
- Skipper Bismah Maroof chips in with unbeaten 29-ball 22 with one 4.
- Newly-inserted opener Gull Feroza sees one other unhealthy day.
KARACHI: Ayesha Naseem performed an entertaining unbeaten knock as Pakistan girls whipped Sri Lanka by seven wickets to take a 2-Zero unassailable lead within the three-match T20I sequence right here on the Southend Membership Floor on Thursday.
Abbottabad-born Ayesha, taking part in her ninth sport, smashed an unbeaten 45 off 31 balls as Pakistan chased the 103-run goal after shedding simply three wickets. Ayesha, who hit 5 fours and a six, smacked spinner Oshadi Ranasinghe for an excellent 4 to allow Pakistan to succeed in the goal with 17 balls to spare.
Ayesha, who made her T20 Worldwide debut on July 12, 2021, towards West Indies, added 70 runs off 58 balls for the fourth wicket unbroken stand with skipper Bismah Maroof, who chipped in with an unbeaten 29-ball 22 with one 4.
Ayesha had a sluggish begin, however when she acquired settled she managed a couple of excellent strokes that took the sport away from the guests.
“I simply waited for the balls, which had been my energy,” Ayesha stated after her beautiful feat.
Chasing a low complete, Pakistan’s high order didn’t begin properly and had been at one stage lowered to 34-Three within the eighth over.
It was one other unhealthy day for newly-inserted opener Gull Feroza. After having did not open her account in her debut sport on Tuesday, the right-hander as soon as once more fell cheaply when she was excellently caught by Nilakshi de Silva off Achini Kulasuriya (1-11) for simply three.
Left-arm spinner Inoka Ranaweera (1-23) then eliminated wicket-keeper batter Muneeba Ali for a 23-ball 17 with two fours. Oshadi Ranasinghe (1-16) then had Iram Javed (11) to depart the hosts reeling at 34-Three with 12 overs left.
After opting to bat first for the second successive time, Sri Lanka had a sluggish begin and had been simply 28-2 in seven overs. Lack of intent to attain fast runs and a few clever bowling from the Pakistani bowlers sunk them fully as they had been restricted to a different low complete of 102-6. Opener Hasini Perera remained spectacular, scoring a 51-ball 35 with one 4 earlier than being eliminated by leggie Tuba Hassan who as soon as once more bowled rather well, ending with 1-13 in 4 overs.
Nilakshi de Silva (21) and Hershita Madavi (16) had been the one others who entered double figures.
Fatima Sana, Aiman Anwar, Anam Amin, Nida Dar and Tuba all took one wicket every. Ayesha Naseem was adjudged the participant of the match.
“We should always have scored 130. I acquired out early and Pakistani bowlers additionally bowled with nice line and size,” Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Athpaththu stated. “It’s a sport of boundaries and it’s not sufficient to take singles and twos,” she added.
Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof was pleased with the efficiency of her crew. “It’s good that we received the sequence. We’re backing the children. Within the earlier sport Tuba did properly and at present Ayesha was implausible. We’ll sit and determine whether or not we should always use the bench within the third sport,” she stated.
The third and ultimate present of the sequence can be carried out on Saturday (tomorrow) on the similar venue.
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