World T20 : Pakistan Women won by 9 wickets against Bangladesh

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Pakistan’s women cricket team defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets on Thursday in the ICC World T20 match at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.

Sidra Ameen is the Player of the Match. “When I stared the innings, I was a little confused, but once I started playing my shots, I got confident. I played ball by ball, then thanks to Bismah, she told me how to play, play according to the field, pick the gaps”

Pakistan are off for a little lap of honour around the ground. Presentations to come soon

adnan Akhtar: “Two virtual quarterfinals on Sunday in Mohali! India vs WI for the women and India vs Australia for the men”

That’s a nine-wicket win, that should help with net run-rate calculations. And up in Dharamsala, England have won a thriller by one wicket. Here in Delhi, Amin walks off with the biggest smile anyone could ever have. Struck her maiden fifty in a World Cup. Maroof lets her lead, but Amin trots back to her partner and they walk off together to shake hands with the Bangladesh team. Pakistan’s best partnership in Women’s World T20 – 99 unbeaten runs in a superbly controlled chase. Have to admit though, Bangladesh weren’t able to handle the dew that was around. They struggled to collect the ball out on the field, a few full tosses slipped out of the bowler’s hands too

16.3

Panna Ghosh to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, and there it is! Amin exults after completing an innocuous little single behind point

16.3

Panna Ghosh to Sidra Ameen, 1 wide, offcutter slides down leg

16.2

Panna Ghosh to Bismah Maroof, 1 bye, fuller ball outside off, slogs, misses, and they steal a bye. Would have been out had Nigar hit the stumps direct.

16.1

Panna Ghosh to Bismah Maroof, no run, fuller ball outside off, Maroof goes for the lash over cover and misses it

End of over 16 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 111/1 (3 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.93, RRR: 0.75)

    • Bismah Maroof43 (40b 5×4 0x6)
    • Sidra Ameen52 (47b 4×4 0x6)
    • Jahanara Alam2-0-11-0
    • Panna Ghosh2-0-14-0
15.6

Jahanara Alam to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, back of a length, slower ball too, flicked towards backward square leg

This is Pakistan’s highest partnership in World T20 cricket

15.5

Jahanara Alam to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, worked past the diving bowler on her right. Lost her balance before she could propel herself

15.4

Jahanara Alam to Sidra Ameen, no run, fuller ball outside off, patted down the pitch

15.3

Jahanara Alam to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, fuller ball outside off, carved to the sweeper cover

15.2

Jahanara Alam to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, short and wide, cut straight to point who misfields

Lecs: “Eng WI match is down to wire now. 7 of last over and 2 wickets.”

15.1

Jahanara Alam to Sidra Ameen, no run, offcutter, pushed down the pitch, Jahanara got it to almost deflect onto the stumps and Maroof would have been gone

End of over 15 (7 runs) Pakistan Women 107/1 (7 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.13, RRR: 1.40)

    • Sidra Ameen50 (43b 4×4 0x6)
    • Bismah Maroof41 (38b 5×4 0x6)
    • Panna Ghosh2-0-14-0
    • Rumana Ahmed2-0-20-0
14.6

Panna Ghosh to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, that’s her first and she raises her bat in triumph. What a composed half-century from the opener. Gently little push down the ground and she leapt up in the air to celebrate. Performs the sajda with a big smile on her face. Lovely innings

14.5

Panna Ghosh to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, nudged towards square leg

14.4

Panna Ghosh to Bismah Maroof, no run, opens the face and steers it towards point

14.3

Panna Ghosh to Bismah Maroof, no run, good length ball on leg stump, since she made room, defended. She was batting at a strike rate of 60-odd. Now she’s well over 100.

14.2

Panna Ghosh to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, how about that. That’s the best shot of the night. So still at the crease, until the ball arrives. It’s a half-volley, she comes forward to meet it and caresses it through extra cover.

14.1

Panna Ghosh to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, right up there on off stump by Ghosh the medium pacer, driven to long-on. Effortlessly flowing towards her maiden T20I fifty

The Pakistan dug out is beaming. Messing with one of the players’ hair to boot.

End of over 14 (15 runs) Pakistan Women 100/1 (14 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.14, RRR: 2.33)

    • Sidra Ameen48 (41b 4×4 0x6)
    • Bismah Maroof36 (34b 4×4 0x6)
    • Rumana Ahmed2-0-20-0
    • Khadija Tul Kubra4-0-16-0
13.6

Rumana Ahmed to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, down the track and worked through midwicket to bring up the hundred for Pakistan. They need only 14 more to win

13.5

Rumana Ahmed to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, bowled flatter on off stump, eased into the covers for a quick single. Wonder how many dots Maroof’s played in this innings. Should be low

13.4

Rumana Ahmed to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, hat-trick! These girls are just having fun now. Skips down the pitch and then a whirl of her wrists makes sure she gives it enough to scurry away to the midwicket boundary

13.3

Rumana Ahmed to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, another boundary on the leg side, this time she drags it even further to the leg side. Come down the track, bottom-handed power off a really low-grip wins

13.2

Rumana Ahmed to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, superb strike! Drifted down the pitch, then her usual habit of the bottom hand powering the shot comes through. Hit over the bowler and to the long-on boundary

13.1

Rumana Ahmed to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, goes back and cuts a slow, flat delivery outside off to long-off

Some very clever strokeplay and even better running in this partnership. Pakistan needed a win today, they seem on course to get one with a net run rate boost too

End of over 13 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 85/1 (29 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.53, RRR: 4.14)

    • Sidra Ameen46 (39b 4×4 0x6)
    • Bismah Maroof23 (30b 1×4 0x6)
    • Khadija Tul Kubra4-0-16-0
    • Fahima Khatun2-0-15-0
12.6

Khadija Tul Kubra to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, sweet driven to long-off as she comes down the track and reaches the offbreak as it pitches

12.5

Khadija Tul Kubra to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, backs away, makes her own room and cuts a ball from middle stump to point.

12.4

Khadija Tul Kubra to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, well done, Maroof. That was a misjudgment from her partner Ameen, as she stayed back to a fuller ball outside off. Chopped on it and got an inside edge. It goes to third man, which means its the non-strikers’ call and its a god one

12.3

Khadija Tul Kubra to Sidra Ameen, no run, tossed up outside off, belted back at the bowler

12.2

Khadija Tul Kubra to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Maroof was wondering if it would turn. Plays a defensive push, a little uncertainly, gets an inside edge behind square leg

12.1

Khadija Tul Kubra to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, steps down and shovels a good length ball outside off to long-off

End of over 12 (9 runs) Pakistan Women 80/1 (34 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 4.25)

    • Sidra Ameen43 (35b 4×4 0x6)
    • Bismah Maroof21 (28b 1×4 0x6)
    • Fahima Khatun2-0-15-0
    • Khadija Tul Kubra3-0-11-0
11.6

Fahima Khatun to Sidra Ameen, 1 run

11.5

Fahima Khatun to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, good length ball on middle, turned to midwicket and a quick single taken to the captain. That’s a fast bowler’s arm, but the batsmen called early and raced off

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