Player of the Match
Player of the Match
67dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Javeria Khan's 74* keeps Pakistan alive

Sandhu's record spell helps Pakistan bowlers apply the squeeze after Javeria's enterprising half-century in a must-win game

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Javeria Khan
74(52) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
10 7 9 3 13 6 17 9
IMHC Joyce
30(31) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 8 12 2 1 1 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

LK O'Reilly
O4
M1
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Nashra Sandhu
O4
M0
R8
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan Women , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

13 November 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)

Women's T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Pakistan Women 2, Ireland Women 0

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs | IRE-W: 101/9 (39 runs required, RR: 5.05)

  • CJ Metcalfe3 (7b)
  • C Raack3 (3b)
  • Nida Dar4-0-21-0
  • Sana Mir4-0-20-2

Javeria Khan is the Player of the Match for her scintillating 74

7.05pm Ireland were exactly in the contest for eight overs after losing the toss. Then, they saw it sensationally slip. As is the case most times, a missed opportunity proved costly. Pakistan didn't look back from there, blasting 110 off their last 12 overs to finish with a competitive 139. This was 45 too many for Ireland. The win kept Pakistan just about breathing in the competition after two heavy losses to Australia and India.

The beneficiary of the missed opportunity was Javeria Khan, the Pakistan captain. On nine at the start of the ninth over after Pakistan had limped to 29 for 1, she should've been caught at long-on, but Clare Shillington was five yards inside the ropes. When she finally backpedaled, it was too late. Celeste Raack, the Australia-born legspinner, was denied a wicket in her very first over. To add to Ireland's woes, Javeria went on to make 74 not out, the highest individual score by a Pakistani woman in a T20I, to shift momentum Pakistan's way at the halfway mark.

Ireland's chase never took off, and they were expertly tied into knots by Nashra Sandhu, the left-arm spinner. Left out for the game against India, 20-year old returned to finish with 4-0-8-2, the most economical figures for Pakistan women in a T20I, to stifle Ireland in the Powerplay. As it turned out, they never quite had the muscle in the middle overs to pinch boundaries to keep chipping away at the runs, choosing to play ugly across-the-line swipes to either be bowled or lbw. Isobel Joyce's 30 added the only touch of respectability for Ireland in what was a one-sided fare.

19.6
1
Nida Dar to Metcalfe, 1 run, chipped over the infield, on the bounce to long-on. Pakistan win by 38 runs to keep their campaign alive
19.5
0
Nida Dar to Metcalfe, no run, edge? Not quite. Enticed to drive, deceived in flight. Beaten
19.4
0
Nida Dar to Metcalfe, no run, fired in a full delivery, beaten on the drive.
19.3
1
Nida Dar to Raack, 1 run, turns this towards the fielder coming in from deep midwicket
19.2
2
Nida Dar to Raack, 2 runs, shapes to cut but gets a thick outside edge past short third man
19.1
0
Nida Dar to Raack, no run, gets across the stumps and defends.

Ire Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14CMA ShillingtonGH Lewis
2nd22IMHC JoyceCMA Shillington
3rd2IMHC JoyceEAJ Richardson
4th38IMHC JoyceKJ Garth
5th6L DelanyKJ Garth
6th3L DelanySM Kavanagh
7th10L DelanyMV Waldron
8th0L DelanyLK O'Reilly
9th0L DelanyC Raack
10th6CJ MetcalfeC Raack