Sana Mir Scripts Pakistan’s Biggest ODI Victory

Sana Mir Scripts Pakistan’s Biggest ODI Victory In Terms Of Balls Remaining

Pakistan’s Biggest ODI Victory Scripted in by Sana Mir with a four-wicket haul for just four runs. The visitors registered a convincing eight-wicket victory over South Africa at the ICC Women’s Championship fixture in Potchefstroom on Monday.

Sana with figures of 6-1-11-4 put South Africa to bat. The hosts were spun out for a modest 63 in 22.5 overs. Pakistan raced to victory with eight wickets and 212 balls to spare with Javeria Khan returning 34 not out.

this is Pakistan’s maiden ODI victory over South Africa in South Africa

While this is Pakistan’s maiden ODI victory over South Africa in South Africa, it was only their second win over South Africa in ODIs. The previous one being at Sharjah in the ICC Women’s Championship 2014-2016. On 13th March 2015, Pakistan had scored 216 for six before restricting South Africa to a mere 159 for nine. Sana Mir took two for 22 on that day, but Bismah Maroof had walked off with the player of the match award for her 99. This is Pakistan’s Biggest ODI Victory In Terms Of Deliveries Remaining.

Pakistan’s Biggest ODI Victory has moved them ahead of South Africa and on equal points (14) with New Zealand. However, on the points table, it is below New Zealand on the fifth position based on the net run-rate. Pakistan has played two fewer matches than New Zealand and if they can maintain their winning spree in the upcoming two ICC Women’s Championship matches, they can join England in second place with 18 points.

The bowlers bowled splendidly and the batters led by Javeria finished the task for us

After the match, Sana Mir said: “It was a complete team effort by us. The wicket was moist, so we opted to bowl first. The bowlers bowled splendidly and the batters led by Javeria finished the task for us.

“I really enjoyed taking the new ball and I am really happy with contributing in a big win for the team. We can’t relax since South Africa will come back hard at us in the remaining games.”

South Africa captain Sune Luus said: “We failed in the batting department, we really prepared well for the series but it comes down to lack of execution and being indecisive. Hats off to them they played well and Sana Mir bowled really well.”

After Bismah Maroof made the right call on the flip of the coin, 17-year-old debutant Fatima Sana opened the bowling and made a dream debut. She accounted for the dangerous Lizelle Lee with her third delivery in ODIs.

Sana dismissed Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus on successive deliveries of her opening over

Sana Mir, who shared the new ball with Fatima, then took over and began her sensational spell. She dismissed Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus on successive deliveries of her opening over. Though denied a hat-trick, Sana got the wickets of Andrie Steyn and Mignon du Preez (playing her 100th ODI) as South Africa sank to 35 for five.

Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar got two wickets apiece to keep the pressure on the hosts bowing them out for 63 in 22.5 overs. This was their second-lowest total after they had scored 51 against New Zealand in Bowral on 12 March 2009.

Pakistan lost openers Nahida Khan (four) and Sidra Amin (10) early, but an unbroken 38-run third wicket partnership between Javeria Khan 34 not out (43 balls, seven fours) and Bismah (12 not out) took Pakistan past the target in 14.4 overs.

The second match of the series is on Thursday, 9 May in Potchefstroom.

Scores in brief:

1st ODI, Potchefstroom, Pakistan beat South Africa by eight wickets

South Africa Women 63 all out, 22.5 overs (Chloe Tryon 21, Mignon du Preez 18; Sana Mir 4-11, Nashra Sandhu 2-8, Nida Dar 2-12)

Pakistan Women 66-2, 14.4 overs (Javeria Khan 34 not out, Bismah Maroof 12 not out; Shabnim Ismail 1-18, Marizanne Kapp 1-19)

Player of the match: Sana Mir

Staff Reporter

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