The Bangladesh women’s cricket team secured a thrilling victory over the Pakistan women team in a dramatic super-over contest during the second ODI held in Mirpur on Tuesday.
With this result, the ongoing three-match ODI series is now level at 1-1, setting the stage for an exciting final game at the same venue scheduled for November 10.
During the super over, Nashra Sundhu was tasked with defending eight runs. She came close to accomplishing this, but in the end, Nigar Sultana managed to hit a crucial four off the final ball.
In response, the Pakistan women’s team could only manage to score seven runs in their super-over, primarily thanks to a four by Aliya Riaz.
Throughout their chase of the 170-run target, Pakistan had been in control until the 47th over. At that point, they needed 17 runs from 18 balls with three wickets remaining. However, late wickets from Diana Baig and Umm-e-Hani tilted the balance, leaving Pakistan with just one wicket in hand and three runs needed in the final over.
In the end, Pakistan came agonizingly close to victory, needing only one run off the final ball. However, when Nashra Sundhu attempted to complete a single, she fell short of reaching the other side of the wicket, resulting in the match being decided by a super over.
In their innings, apart from Bismah Maroof, all the Pakistani batters contributed with some runs, with Sadaf Shamas emerging as the top-scorer with 29 runs.
Bangladesh’s Rabeya Khan was the standout bowler, taking three wickets.
In the first innings, Fargana Hoque and Nigar Sultana played crucial roles in adding valuable runs to the scoreboard for the home side. Hoque scored 40 runs, while Sultana contributed 54 runs. Only five Bangladeshi batters managed to reach double-digit scores.
In the previous ODI, Pakistan had claimed a convincing five-wicket victory after bowling out the entire home side for a mere 81 runs.
Pakistan Women’s Team Squad:
Pakistan women team:
- Nida Dar (captain)
- Aliya Riaz
- Bismah Maroof
- Diana Baig
- Ghulam Fatima
- Iram Javed
- Muneeba Ali (wk)
- Najiha Alvi (wk)
- Nashra Sundhu
- Natalia Parvaiz
- Sadaf Shamas
- Sadia Iqbal
- Sidra Amin
- Waheeda Akhtar
- Amber Kainat
- Omaima Sohail
- Sidra Nawaz (wk)