Women's cricket: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 20 runs in first ODI

Published: October 4, 2015
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Bismah was the stand out player for Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

Bismah was the stand out player for Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan women’s cricket team, after whitewashing Bangladesh in the two-match T20 series, bagged a 1-0 lead against the visitors after beating them by 21 runs in the first of the two-match ODI series.

After winnings the toss and electing to bat first, Pakistan’s star all-rounder Bismah Maroof scored 92 runs off 128 balls courtesy eight boundaries to help the hosts post a total of 214 runs.

Nain Abidi was the other main contributor with a 27-run innings off 45 balls. Bangladesh women’s team captain Salma Khatun accounted for three Pakistan willow-wielders giving away just 31 runs in her 10 overs.

In their chase, Bangladesh kept losing wickets at regular intervals but made sure they played the full 50 overs for the loss of nine wickets. Rumana Ahmed was the top-scorer with 70 runs off 97 balls. Anam Amin bagged three scalps for Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Diana Baig, who is also a professional footballer and represented the Pakistan women’s football team in the SAFF games, debuted today. For Bangladesh, Nahida Akter was given the debutante cap.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Sarwar
    Oct 4, 2015 - 6:58PM

    Replace Bismah Maaroof in place of Asad Shafiq at number three position. Most of the top-order batting problems will be solved.Recommend

  • Hamid
    Oct 4, 2015 - 8:05PM

    Does it worth being a news? We are already in debt and we spend tax money on such useless events. Please stop funding such events and spend money on constructive projects.Recommend

  • Abbassin
    Oct 5, 2015 - 12:00AM

    @Hamid: And where did you get the information that tax money is being spent on such events? PCB is an independent body and it generates more than enough funds through such events, to pay the expenses, the players and the officials. Further, it pays taxes to the exchequer. In addition, it is a well known fact that sport and physical exercise contribute to both mental and physically healthy life style. As for the cause of the national debt that you refer to, is not too much sport,it is rather the mismanagement of the economy, the non-payment of taxes and above all the mega corruption. Recommend

  • Aleem
    Oct 5, 2015 - 2:44AM

    @Hamid:
    How about we set up a project for your re-education?Recommend

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