Current Match Report – NZ (W) vs Pakistan (W) 2nd T20I 2023/24

Pakistan Ladies 137 for six (Muneeba 35, Riaz 32*, Penfold 2-17, Jonas 2-21) beat New Zealand Ladies 127 for 7 (Rowe 33, Plimmer 28, Sana 3-22, Sadia 2-29) by 10 runs

Having crushed New Zealand for the primary time in a T20I to begin the sequence, Pakistan went one higher within the second sport in Dunedin, the place Fatima Sana picked up her second successive three-wicket haul to steer her facet to a series-clinching victory. The ten-run win introduced up Pakistan’s first T20I sequence win away from dwelling since October 2018, and their first T20I sequence victory exterior Asia and Eire.
Sana adopted up her 3 for 18 within the first T20I with figures of three for 22, her wickets these of Suzie Bates (for the second time within the sequence), Sophie Devine and Hannah Rowe – all three bowled. Rowe’s wicket successfully clinched the match: Sana dismissed the No. 7 for 33 off 24 balls when New Zealand wanted 12 off three balls. Molly Penfold, who got here in subsequent, solely managed a dot and a single off the final two balls of the match.

Rowe had walked in when New Zealand have been 62 for five within the thirteenth over, needing 76 off 45 balls to attract stage within the sequence. It got here right down to 50 off 23 when Georgia Plimmer fell within the seventeenth over for 28, however Rowe and Lea Tahuhu discovered the massive hits at simply the appropriate time to maintain New Zealand in it with a last-over requirement of 18 runs. Sana, nevertheless, got here again on the end to finish her star flip.

Despatched in to bat, Pakistan made a powerful begin courtesy Muneeba Ali’s 28-ball 35 on the prime of the order. They suffered a setback, nevertheless, when Penfold dismissed Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof within the area of three deliveries to go away Pakistan on 86 for 4 after 13 overs. Aliya Riaz, nevertheless, ensured they completed with a defendable whole, scoring her second unbeaten cameo in a row. There wasn’t a lot help from the batters on the different finish, who scored 10 off 21 between them within the final seven overs, however Riaz hit three fours and a six in a 22-ball 32 to set New Zealand a goal that proved simply past their attain.

The third and remaining T20I might be performed in Queenstown on Saturday, following which the tour strikes into its ODI leg.

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