In a historic T20 International series at Karachi’s National Stadium, the Pakistan womens cricket team achieved a remarkable feat by whitewashing South Africa for the first time in history. The series finale, a memorable Monday, saw Pakistan secure a narrow six-run victory.
The Decisive Third T20I
In this match, Pakistan defended a 151-run target against South Africa, who faced consistent setbacks with wicket losses. South Africa’s skipper, Laura Wolvaardt, stood out with 72 runs from 54 deliveries, featuring nine boundaries. However, she was caught out attempting a crucial six when South Africa needed just 18 runs from the final 10 balls. Following her dismissal, South Africa couldn’t secure the elusive win.
Key Performers for Pakistan
Sadia Iqbal and Nashra Sundhu played pivotal roles, claiming two wickets each to keep pressure on South Africa’s batting lineup.
Impressive First Innings
In the first innings, Pakistan set a challenging 150/5 total. Sidra Ameen and Bismah Maroof contributed 39 runs each, while captain Nida Dar dominated with a blistering 36 runs from 20 balls, including six boundaries.
Prior to this remarkable third match, Pakistan had already secured victory in the first T20I by five wickets and the second T20I by seven wickets, showcasing their dominance in this historic series.
Pakistans womens cricket team made history with a whitewash of South Africa in a thrilling T20 International series, marking a significant milestone in the development of women’s cricket in Pakistan. It reflects the players’ dedication and skill, etching their names in cricket history.