SYLHET: Pakistan Women has defeated Ireland Women by 14 runs at Sylhet Stadium posting their first win in Women’s World T20 on Monday, ARY News reported.
Pakistan Women batting first scored 119 runs.
Bismah Maroof finished unbeaten on 48 – made at the brisk rate of 106.66 – ensuring Pakistan to past the 100-run mark despite medium pacer Louise McCarthy's strikes putting the wobbles on them early on.
McCarthy's dismissed to Pakistani batsmen conceding 14 runs in her 3-over spell.
Pakistan Women successfully defended as new-ball bowler Asmavia Iqbal got the defence off to a fine start, striking in the first over to remove Mary Waldron for a duck.
She struck twice more through the innings, in a tidy spell of 3 for 18, to ensure Pakistan kept the early advantage she had provided.
A couple of run-outs didn't help matters for Ireland, as they slumped from 77 for 3 in the 15th to 88 for 8 in the 18th. Eventually Ireland were bowled out with three balls to spare, well short of their target.
Pakistan and Ireland were already out of contention for the knockouts.