Sana Mir helps Pakistan Women secure Historic win over South Africa


An overwhelming opening spell by Sana Mir helped Pakistan Women skittle South Africa Women to their second most minimal ODI aggregate of 63 and in the end, secure an eight-wicket win in their first ODI of the ICC Women’s Championship in Potchefstroom on Monday.

Mir’s four-for, two of which returned on to-back deliveries in the second finished, destroyed the Proteas top request. Combined with Fatima Sana’s rejection of Lizelle Lee in the opening over, Mir’s devastation work never enabled Africans to recuperate.

For the hosts, just Mignon du Preez () and Chloe Tryon (21) could achieve twofold figures as Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar tidied up the remainder of the line-up with two wickets apiece.

The begin to Pakistan Women’s innings was actually as their South African partners’ as they lost their opening innings on a third ball of the opening over with only four keeps running on the board.

Notwithstanding, one-down hitter Javeria Khan ensured that that difficulty did not wreck the run pursue. Her unbeaten 34-run thump was sufficient for Pakistan to try and ingest the loss of Sidra Ameen (10).

Khan and Bismah Maroof (12*) ensured the group got over the line and register their first-since forever triumph in South Africa.

Mir was deservedly named the player of the match however she demanded that the outcome was the result of “a collaboration for which everybody attempted their hardest”.

“Nahida was remarkable in the slips. Nashra, myself … the young Fatima Sana gave us a brisk leap forward. Nida bowled splendidly, and Aalia [too] bowled well. At that point our hitters carried out the responsibility. Bismah and Javeria completed it off.”

Since they have the triumphant equation, Mir said the group “might want to stick to it”. She credited mentor Mark Coles and his care staff for concocting the group plan and trusted that “the group executes the plans and rehashes the execution in future matches also”.

In spite of a prevailing success, Mir wasn’t completely fulfilled, saying that the group “gave away a couple of keeps running in the field and lost two wickets”, and could utilize some improvement in those regions.


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