LAHORE – All-rounder Nida Dar scored a half-century and took two wickets to guide Pakistan to a seven wicket win towards South Africa within the first T20I match performed at LC de Villiers Oval in Pretoria, South Africa on Wednesday, Pakistan have taken a 1-Zero lead within the five-match sequence.
The Gujranwala-born Nida, who was named participant of the match, adopted an impeccable opening spell by Sana Mir to take two wickets as South Africa have been restricted to 119 for seven of their 20 overs, stated the knowledge made obtainable by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
With the bat, Nida added 89 runs for the third wicket with captain Bismah Maroof to information Pakistan house with two overs to spare.
Sana Mir who took 4 wickets in Pakistan’s first-ever ODI win in South Africa final week, produced one other sensible spell of off-spin bowling to derail the hosts batting line-up after they have been requested to bat first by Bismah.
Sana, the best wicket-taking spinner in ODIs, made a exceptional begin with two wickets in her first over.
Sana trapped opener Lizelle Lee lbw for nought on the second ball of the match and adopted that with the wicket of the opposite opener Tazmin Brits three balls later, Brits was caught behind by wicketkeeper Sidra Nawaz, she additionally failed to attain.
Pakistan bowlers continued to make inroads as South Africa have been diminished to 61 for six after 14 overs. A 54-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Chloe Tryon (43) and Shabnim Ismail (20 not out) took the rating to 115 within the remaining over, South Africa ended their innings at 119 for seven.
Nida supplied nice help to Sana, the off-spinner took two wickets for 30 runs in her 4 overs, Aliya Riaz and Nashra Sandhu took a wicket every.
Pakistan misplaced two early wickets within the chase however the partnership between Nida and Bismah ensured that the guests obtain the goal with ease. Bismah scored an unbeaten 53 off 48 balls, her innings included 4 fours.
Nida who was the extra aggressive of the 2 scored 53 off 37 balls, her innings included seven fours and two sixes. The second match of the five-match sequence will probably be performed on Saturday, 18 Might in Pietermaritzburg.
Ist T20I, Pretoria, Pakistan received by seven wickets
South Africa Ladies 119/7, 20 overs (Chloe Tryon 43 Mignon du Preez 23, Shabnim Ismail 20 not out; Sana Mir 3-14, Nida Dar 2-30)
Pakistan Ladies 120/3, 20 overs (Bismah Maroof 53 not out, Nida Dar 53; Masabata Klaas 1-16)
Participant of the match: Nida Dar
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