3rd Women ODI: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 3 runs in super-over

3rd Women ODI: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 3 runs in super-over

Christchurch (Web Desk): Pakistan Women won the 3rd and last One-Day International (ODI) beating New Zealand women by three runs in the super-over at Christchurch after the match ended in a tie.
After Monday’s win, Pakistan have jumped to the second position in ICC Women’s Championship with 16 points from 18 matches.

Chasing 252 to win, Pakistan levelled the score on 251 for nine in their allotted 50 overs, according to information made available by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Bismah Maroof, also declared player of the match, scored her 20th ODI half-century. She scored a 86-ball 68, which included five fours. She knitted a 101-run partnership for the third wicket with Aliya Riaz (44, 84b, 4x4s) and 35-run partnership with captain Fatima Sana (36, 33b, 3x4s). Natalia Parvaiz (26, 23b, 1×4, 1×6) and an unbeaten knock from wicketkeeper-batter Najiha Alvi (23 not out, 26b, 1×4) helped the side reach 251.

In the Super-Over, Pakistan scored 11 runs, courtesy of the first ball four hit by Aliya Riaz. In reply, despite being hit for a six by Sophie Devine, Sadia Iqbal kept her cool and clinched two wickets to lift Pakistan women’s team to win by three runs.

Earlier, after opting to bat first, White Ferns scored 251 for eight in their allotted 50 overs. The opening pair of Suzie Bates and Isabella Gaze were back in the pavilion in the 15th over with 43 runs on the board. Captain Sophie Devine and Amelia Kerr got together and knitted a 56-run partnership for the third wicket. Both Devine (29, 32b, 4x4s) and Kerr (77, 87b, 5x4s) were bowled by leg-spinner Ghulam Fatima, who ended-up with match figures of two for 59 in 10 overs. She has now 18 wickets in the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 from 10 outings.

Nashra Sundhu, the left-arm spinner bagged two wickets too, giving away 59 overs and taking her tally of wickets to 19 from 13 matches.