Pakistan women beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets, win series

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Anam grabs 4-7 as Pakistan makes clean-sweep in women series vs BD

KARACHI: Spinner Anam Amin grabbed four wickets and consistent Bismah Maroof scored another fine 41 runs as Pakistan made
a clean-sweep against Bangladesh in the international women’s series when they defeated Bangladesh by six wickets in the second One-day international on Tuesday.

After winning the opening two Twenty20 Internationals and first One-dayer thanks to Bismah’s brilliant 92 runs, Asian Games gold medalist Pakistan women team ended in a blaze of glory on a hot and humid day here at Southend Club Ground.

It was Anam’s sensational bowling spell which lead Pakistan to comfortable win. She ended with four wickets for seven runs in ten overs of left arm spin which spearheaded Pakistan to victory.

Left handed Bismah again top-scored for her team with another solid 41 off 66 balls with seven delightful boundaries to take player of the series award.

Sindh Governor Dr.Ishrat-ul-Ebad, who was chief guest, presented the winning trophy to Pakistan captain Sana Mir and player of the match award to Anam Amin.

Mrs. Najma Shaharyar Khan, wife of PCB Chairman, Aizad Sayed, Director PCB Game Development, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqui, President KCCA Prof. Ejaz Faruqi and other officials were also present on the occasion.

Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun won her first toss of tour and bidding to change team’s fortunes, elected to bat first. But were
restricted to a modest 123 for the loss of nine wickets in their 50 over.

atter trio of Ayasha Rahman, Nigar Sultana and Ritu Moni showed some batting form.

Ayasha played some attacking shots while making 39 in 56 balls with half a dozen boundaries. Nigar played sheet-anchor role by  scoring a sedate 30 after facing 109 balls and hits two boundaries and Ritu Moni struck two powerful boundaries in her 29 off 48 balls.

Left arm spinner Anam ended with best figures of the series by capturing four wickets for seven runs in an amazing spell of spin.

Pacer Asmavia Iqbal gave her great support withthree wickets for 28 runs in seven overs.

Summarized scores:

Bangladesh 123-9 in 50 overs (Ayasha Rahman 39, Nigar Sultana 30 not out, Ritu Moni 28, Anam Amin 4-7, Asamvia Iqbal 3-28, Sania Khan 1-24 Pakistan 124-4 in 38.3 overs (Bismah Maroof 41, Marina Iqbal 31, Nain Abidi 22,  San Mir 12 not out, Aliya Riaz 7 not out, Nahida Akter 2-22, Rumana Ahmed 1-13).

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