In the final T20 of the recently concluded series between New Zealand and Pakistan women, the former slogged the latter with a defeat by seven wickets. The series ended as a whitewash to Pakistan women losing all four of the matches. The final match was left as a dead rubber, where Pakistan put up 89 runs for 8 wickets. In reply, New Zealand chased down the score with the figures 93 for 3. The top striker in the chase were Sophie Devine and Amy Satterthwaite scoring 41 and 35 respectively. In Pakistan squad, Javeria Khan’s 36 was the highest. Hanna Rowe and Holly Huddleston finished with two wickets each. In the next, Aiman Anwer toppled two New Zealand batters.
Pakistan started the inning with Nahida Khan and Sidra Ameen, but it was struck early by New Zealand bowlers. The opening stretch was only for 21 runs, Khan being removed by Tahulu. Ameen partnered with Javeria Khan for next three overs, finally losing her wicket in the eight over, adding 27 off 24. While Khan kept on the wicket ticking, she had none for an adequate partnership stretch. The following players kept on returning either at duck or at single digit scores. Khan was at the crease until the pre-ultimate over hauling the score to 83. There were only two more down the line-up, while her 36 off 38 came up as the highest in the inning. In 64 balls after the tenth over, Pakistan scored only 38 runs. It was New Zealand bowlers dominating the match.
The chase was headstrong with the partnership of New Zealand openers Sophie Devine and Amy Satterthwaite. The players hammered Pakistan bowlers with ruthless boundaries forging the partnership of 56 runs in 4.4 overs. Devine plundered 7 fours and a six for her 17-ball-41. She finished with 158 runs in the series collecting both the Player of the Series and of the Match awards. Satterthwaite was modest scoring 35 off 31 batting till the tenth over. In same over, Anwer also removed Suzie Bates. However, the chase already reached 88. New Zealand batted only an over more winning the match in only 11 overs.
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