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Marina and Asmavia sink SA Women

Pakistan Women 103 for 5 (Marina 42, Asmavia 23*, Luus 3-14) beat South Africa Women 101 for 7 (du Preez 41, Asmavia 3-23) by five wickets

A three-wicket haul from Asmavia Iqbal, followed by a 42 from the opener Marina Iqbal powered Pakistan Women's five-wicket win against South Africa Women in Sharjah.

South Africa, after being put in, failed to gather any momentum in their innings as their progress was halted by wickets at regular intervals. Mignon du Preez was the team's top-scorer with 41, but only two other players managed double-digit scores, as South Africa were restricted to 101 for 7. Asmavia picked up 3 for 23, while Sumaiya Siddiqi and Sana Mir snared a scalp apiece.

Pakistan lost Javeria Khan in the first over of the chase, but recovered through a 52-run second-wicket stand between Marina and Bismah Maroof. South Africa fought back with two wickets in successive overs, but Marina carried on and took her team to within 22 runs of victory. Though she was dismissed by Sune Luus - who was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 14 - in the 16th over, Asmavia capped off a fine all-round display by slamming 23 off 18 to take the team home with nine deliveries to spare.

PAK Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1Javeria KhanMarina Iqbal
2nd52Bismah MaroofMarina Iqbal
3rd3Sana MirMarina Iqbal
4th14Nain AbidiMarina Iqbal
5th10Asmavia IqbalMarina Iqbal
6th23Asmavia IqbalNida Dar