The ongoing 8th edition of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup got underway on the 1st of October and below we brief you on the action from day 9, Pakistan vs the United Arab Emirates face-off. The game witnessed the former batting first get to a competitive total that they went on to defend to register a clinical win.
Match : 17 – Women’s Asia Cup 2022
Pakistan – 145/5 (20.0)
United Arab Emirates – 74/5 (20.0)
Pakistan put in to bat first had opener Muneeba Ali start confidently, but lost Sidra Ameen early on a score of 2(6) and Muneeba’s proactive batting alongside skipper Bismah Maroof guided the team’s total to a score of 34/1 at the end of the powerplay. Esha Oza was denied a hat-trick by Aliya Riaz after she’d put a full stop to Bismah Maroof’s brief stay on 7(12) and handed a golden duck to Omaima Sohail. Pakistan at the halfway mark were 51/3 and set batter Muneeba Ali only could continue for a little while as she was the next to depart on the score of 43(45) in the 14th over with 77 on board. Pakistan lost a wicket more in quick succession as Ayesha Naseem on 1(4) and a set and striking Aliya Riaz was then partnered by in-form Nida Dar. The pair managed a couple of big and a few decent overs in their 67-run stand that got Pakistan to finish on 145 and the two remained unbeaten on respective scores of 57(36) and 25(17).
The United Arab Emirates with the ball had Esha Rohit Oza register the best spell finishing on figures of 4-0-22-3 and had Vaishnave Mahesh and Mahika Gaur with a wicket each to their name.
The United Arab Emirates in reply had opener Theertha Satish start well, but lost partner Esha Oza early on the score of 3(6) and Kavisha Egodage then partnered Theertha to guide the team in closing out the powerplay on the score of 21/1. Off the first ball post powerplay, Theertha’s start came to a close on 14(22). The defensive pair of Natasha Cherriath and Kavisha Egodage got the team’s score to 31/2 at the halfway mark. Natasha’s stay came to a close on 5(17) with 39 on board at the end of 12 overs. Khushi Sharma settled in and with a couple of quick boundaries, ended UAE’s drought for boundaries and a set and silent Kavisha was the next to depart as she walked back on 18(43). In the penultimate over, Chaya Mughal was run out on the score of 2(8) and the side closed out their innings on 74.
Pakistan with the ball had all its bowlers deliver economical spells and on the wickets chart had Sadia Iqbal, Aiman Anwer, Nashra Sandhu and Omaima Sohail with a wicket each to their name. Tuba Hassan was the only one who missed on the wickets column, but had the 2nd most economical spell with figures of 4-0-10-0.
Result : Pakistan won by 71 runs
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