T20 World Cup is approaching and every nation is focused on bringing the best out of their teams for the same. While the Windies women are having a pre-world cup camp, PCB has organized a National Triangular T20 championship to provide their side with more practice ahead of the World Cup.
The 3 team tournament consisting of Blasters, Dynamites and Challengers began on Thursday, 8th January and 3 matches have been played. The Rameen Shamim led Blasters have won both their games and Challengers won their first game today, leaving Dynamites at the last spot.
The 3rd game of the championship, held between Challengers and Dynamites was held at National Stadium, Karachi, The Pakistani skipper led PCB Challengers won the toss and decided to bat first.
Opener Ayesha Zafar got run out scoring mere 3 runs, but her partner Muneeba Ali scored a century – she scored 108 runs off 69 balls with 17 boundaries and one six, while captain Bismah Maroof on the other end, hung in there scoring a 31 ball 32 before getting caught out by Omaima Sohail. Nida Dar scored a quick 14 ball 29 to help the team post a challenging 182 runs on board.
Dynamites couldn’t come close to the total, as they ended up just scoring 140 runs by the end of 20 overs with opener Nahida Khan scoring 36 runs and Iram Javed and Kainat Imtiaz scoring 38 and 26 respectively. The batters failed to build a partnership that was needed to chase down the daunting total. Sadia Iqbal got 3 wickets for her team.
Muneeba Ali got the player of the match award for her massive knock that helped Challengers put on a huge number on board and eventually win. Dynamites, with no wins in their hand, would like to win their next game against Blasters on 12th January.
Scores in brief:
PCB Challengers 182-3, 20 overs (Muneeba Ali 108, Bismah Maroof 32, Nida Dar 29 not out)
PCB Dynamites 140-5, 20 overs (Iram Javed 38, Nahida Khan 36, Kainat Hafeez 26; Sadia Iqbal 3-20)
Result PCB Challengers beat PCB Dynamites by 42 runs