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Ireland Women started the T20I series in Pakistan with a win

Pakistan Women vs Ireland Women
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Ireland Women are currently in Pakistan as part of their very first visit to Pakistan. After a 3-match ODI series, the T20I series has started in Lahore today. The T20I series consists of 3 matches in total where in the first match, played today, Ireland Women beat Pakistan Women by 6 wickets.

Winning the toss, Pakistan Women had elected to bat first in the game. Batting first, they put 135 runs on the board with the loss of 5 wickets, playing the full inning. Nida Dar was the highest scorer for Pakistan Women as she made 61 runs off 43 balls. Aliya Riaz was the second high scorer for the team with here 24 not-out runs off 24 balls. Pakistan Women’s team captain Bismah Maroof made 17 runs off 15 balls. Ayesha Naseem, Omaima Sohail and Javeria Khan made 11*, 8 and 4 runs respectively. Opener Muneeba Ali went duck playing 3 balls.

Ireland Women utilized six bowlers against Pakistan Women in the game. Orla Prendergast took three wickets while Arlene Kelly and Laura Delany managed a wicket each in the game. Ireland Women conceded 10 extras to Pakistan Women while bowling.

Coming to bat in the second inning, Ireland Women started the inning with Amy Hunter and Gaby Lewis. Amy got out for a run off 4 balls while the other opener Gaby Lewis played an inning of 69 not-out runs off 54 balls. Orla Prendergast 39(25), Laura Delany 3(5), Eimear Richardson 16(15) and Rebecca Stokell 9*(9) were other batters from Ireland Women in the game.

Pakistan Women used five bowlers against Ireland Women in the game. Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu and Ghulam Fatima were the three bowlers to take wickets in the game. They took a wicket each in the game. Pakistan Women conceded two extras to Ireland Women bowling against them.

Orla Prendergast was the Player Of The Match. She took 3 wickets while bowling and also made 39 runs while bowling.

Ireland Women is leading the series by 1-0 after the first match.