Anam Amin's 10-5-7-4 thumps Bangladesh
Pakistan Women 124 for 4 (Maroof 41) beat Bangladesh Women 123 for 9 (Rahman 39, Amin 4-7) by six wickets
Anam Amin, the 23-year old left-arm spinner, engineered a batting collapse that sealed Pakistan Women's 2-0 series victory over Bangladesh Women in Karachi. Her spell of 10-5-7-4 earned her the Player-of-the-Match award.
Having opted to bat, only three of the visitors' batsmen could reach double-figures. The early damage was done by seamer Asmavia Iqbal, who finished with 3 for 28. Opener Ayasha Rahman made 39 off 56 balls and No. 8 Nigar Sultana battled hard for an unbeaten 30 off 109, but the Bangladesh slide could not be averted.
Amin's double-strike in the 17th over left the score at 53 for 6 and by then the emphasis was playing out their full quota. Bangladesh gathered only 14 runs in the next 13 overs and lost their captain Salma Khatun along the way to languish at 67 for 7. Finally they finished at 123 for 9 after 50 overs.
Pakistan began the chase positively with Marina Iqbal (31 off 67) and Bismah Maroof (41 off 66) setting the tone for a comfortable victory. Fifteen-year old left-arm spinner Nahida Akter did her best to pose a challenge, taking 2 for 22 in eight overs but the target was too soft and was achieved in 38.3 overs.