The second ODI between Ireland and Pakistan will be played on November 6 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The game will begin at 10.30 AM IST (10 AM LOCAL). Pakistan lead the series 1-0 after beating Ireland by 128 runs.
In the first ODI, Pakistan posted a mammoth 335/3 in 50 overs, riding on Sidra Ameen’s 176 and Muneeba Ali’s 101. On the other hand, Ireland had an off day with the ball, with only Arlene Kelly (62/2) and Eimear Richardson (55/1) being among the wickets. In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 207 in 49.3 overs. Captain Laura Delany scored a battling 69, while Nida Dar picked up three wickets for the hosts.
Ireland – Laura Delany (C), Rachel Delaney, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron
Pakistan – Bismah Maroof (C), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali (WK), Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (WK) and Umm-e-Hani
Players to watch
The captain of Ireland led the run chase from the front in the first ODI against Pakistan. The right-handed middle-order batter fought hard for her valiant 69 off 92. She hit six boundaries in her innings. With the ball, she bowled seven overs of right-arm medium-pace and conceded 41 runs.
The right-arm pace sensation of Ireland was the pick of the bowlers in her last fixture against Pakistan. She scalped 62/2 in 10 overs. She came into bowl as the first change and was consistent with her lines and lengths. Besides her bowling, she is a handy middle-order batter.
The right-handed opening batter of Pakistan took the Ireland attack to the cleaners in the first ODI. She bludgeoned an undefeated 176 off 151 to register her third ODI century and the highest score by any player from Pakistan in the women’s game. In the process, she stitched a record 221-run partnership with her opening partner, Muneeba Ali. It is the highest partnership for any wicket in Pakistan’s women’s cricket.
The left-handed opening batter of Pakistan complimented her partner Sidra Ameen in the first ODI against Ireland as she matched her shot for shot. The southpaw scored her maiden ODI century as she mustered 107 off 114, including 10 boundaries and two sixes.
The venue will host the second match of the tournament. More than 500 runs were scored in the last game. The conditions look good for batting. Expect another run feast. With cloudy conditions forecast, the fast bowlers could get some assistance in the first hour of play.
The weather is expected to see the sun through high clouds. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 29 degrees Celsius. There will be a 91 percent cloud cover and a four percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Muneeba Ali, Aliya Riaz, Gaby Lewis, Sidra Ameen, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Laura Delany, Nida Dar, Arlene Kelly, Nashra Sandhu, Fatima Sana
Date: November 6, 2022
Time: 10.30 AM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Live streaming: YouTube Pakistan Cricket Official
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