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Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar help Pakistan women clinch T20I series

Pakistan women 85 for 3 (Nahida 33, Javeria 31*) beat Bangladesh women81 for 8 (Nigar 19, Nashra 2-16, Nida 2-16) by seven wickets

Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar led Pakistan to a series-clinching seven-wicket win in Cox's Bazar. The spin duo proved too much for Bangladesh, sharing four wickets while giving away just 32 runs in their combined eight overs.

Nashra removed Fargana Hoque and Nigar Sultana before Nida took the wickets of Sanjida Islam and Fahima Khatun as Bangladesh stumbled to 81 for 8 in their 20 overs. There were two run-outs as well, and a wicket each for Aiman Anwer and Anam Amin. For the home side, Nigar top-scored with 19 off 29 balls.

Pakistan banked on two of their top three batsmen to reach their target in 18.1 overs. Nahida Khan made 33 off 40 balls with three fours while captain Javeria Khan finished unbeaten on 31 off 37 balls. Legspinners Rumana Ahmed and Fahima took a wicket each for Bangladesh.

The fourth T20I will be held at the same venue on October 6, before the solitary ODI on October 8.