IRE W vs PAK W: Ireland Women scripts history by defeating Pakistan Women by five wickets in the third T20I of the three-match T20I series in their first-ever visit to Pakistan. The series was tied at 1-1 score but Ireland Women then turned the table towards Pakistan Women by defeating them by 34 runs in the third & final T20I of the series.
The match unfolded with Ireland Women batting first. They got off to a fantastic start with opener Amy hunter & Gaby Lewis stitching a massive 110-run stand for the first wicket. They smashed Pakistan’s bowlers across the park to help Ireland get an edge over the hosts. Amy Hunter smashed 40 runs off 35 balls with three fours while Gaby Lewis played the role of an aggressor by scoring 71 runs off 46 balls with 11 fours & one six. In the process, Lewis registered the fastest half-century in just 26 balls. After their dismissals, Prendergast maintained the momentum by scoring 37 runs off 23 balls with three fours. Rebecca too contributed by playing a quick cameo of 17 runs off 14 balls. As a result, Ireland finished the innings at 167-4 in the allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Pakistan lost early wickets with Sidra Ameen(4) getting dismissed early reducing Pakistan to 17-1 in 2.4 overs. However, Javeria Khan & Muneeba Ali then joined hands to resurrect Pakistan’s innings & helped them to reach 46-2 before getting dismissed in the seventh over. Later Javeria Khan’s match-saving 50 off 37 balls embellished with seven fours along with Nida Dar’s 26 off 24 balls kept Pakistan alive in the chase. Fatima Sana too contributed with the willow by scoring 14 runs off 10 balls. But wickets kept falling for them like a pack of cards. As a result, Ireland wrapped up Pakistan’s innings on 133 runs within 18.5 overs registering a gleaming 34 runs victory.
IRE W vs PAK W: For Ireland Arlene Keppy (3-19), laura Delany (3-20) starred with the ball. Jane Maguire too supported them by returning with figures of 2 for 26.
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