KARACHI (Staff Report) – Pakistan Women beat Bangladesh women in 1st One Day International (ODI) match at southend Club Cricket ground, Karachi.
Pakistani team set a 215-run target for Bangladesh in the first ODI, after winning the toss. Pakistan lost its opening pair at very early stages but then star of T20 series Bismah Maroof gave a push to drowning Pakistani boat. She smashed 92 off 128 balls. No other player of the team could score a half century.
Second top scorer was Nain Abidi with 27 runs.
Salma Khatoon bagged three wickets in her 10 overs with two maidens.
Bangladeshi bowler Salma Khatoon took 3 wickets for 31 runs in her 10 overs.
It is very pertinent to mention here that there was huge crowd in the ground to support Pakistan team and they were very happy over the revival of cricket in Pakistan
Bangladesh began their innings but could not achieve the target and lost 9 players for 194. Both the openers -Sharmin Akhter and Shamima Sultana – departed after hitting 5 and 24 runs, respectively.
Pakistan’s Anam Amin sent Bangladesh openers to the pavilion.
Pakistan women team:
Javeria Khan, Nida Dar, Sana Mir*, Aliya Riaz, Asmavia Iqbal, Rabiya Shah, Anam Amin, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Sidra Ameen, Nain Abidi
Bangladesh women team:
Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Lata Mondal, Fargana Hoque, Fahima Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Shamima Sultana†, Nahida Akter, Khadijatul Kubra