Pakistan women create history, win New Zealand T20I series 2-0

Fatima Sana bowled with fire to help Pakistan claim a remarkable series; Alia Riaz declared player of the match

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Pakistan women’s cricket team created history in Dunedin on Tuesday by edging past New Zealand women and securing their first-ever series win against the White Ferns.

New Zealand women had a record of 8-0 against Pakistan women in T20Is before the start of December 2023.

But, two back-to-back games changed everything for the Pakistani girls.

After winning the first game by 7 wickets at the same venue, the Girls in Green outclassed their opponents by 10 runs in 2nd game to ensure a decisive lead of 2-0.

The hosts were restricted to 127/7 by Pakistan after they managed to post 137/6.

For Pakistan, Aalia Riaz scored 32 off 22 hitting one shot over the boundary and three strokes to the fence. Muneeba Ali, the opener, scored 35.

In reply, New Zealand was once 89/6, thanks to disciplined bowling by Pakistanis before Georgia Pimmer and Hamma Rowe fought back and made an attempt to bring the hosts back into the game.

However, they remained 10 runs short as Fatima Sana successfully defended 17 off the last over.

Fatima Sana got 3 wickets while Sadia Iqbal sent 2 players back to the pavilion.