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318dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Ameen, Maroof flatten Bangladesh Women

Bismah Maroof and Sidra Ameen ensured Pakistan aced their chase against Bangladesh, beating them by nine wickets with over three overs to spare in Delhi

Match Centre

Match Details


Bangladesh Women , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

24 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Pakistan Women 2, Bangladesh Women 0

Scorer: Sofri D Chandan | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

"I've been saying this all year long, getting an opportunity to play Australia, West Indies, South Africa, it has helped us prepare and given us a lot of confidence [playing the ICC Women's championship]," Sana Mir says, "Extremely proud of the way we played the last few matches, and we have been following England's team as well and we think we have a very good chance of beating them and playing the semis"

"This tournament, we are the youngest team here. We didn't win any game, but it was part of cricket. We gathered experience, and hopefully it will help us in the next tournament," Jahanara Alam says. "We need to do better physically and mentally. We have lack of experience. We haven't played too many international matches"

That's all we have for you tonight. Thank you for your company and your comments. Ta ta!

Sidra Ameen is the Player of the Match. "When I stared the innings, I was a little confused, but once I started playing my shots, I got confident. I played ball by ball, then thanks to Bismah, she told me how to play, play according to the field, pick the gaps"

Pakistan are off for a little lap of honour around the ground. Presentations to come soon

adnan Akhtar: "Two virtual quarterfinals on Sunday in Mohali! India vs WI for the women and India vs Australia for the men"

That's a nine-wicket win, that should help with net run-rate calculations. And up in Dharamsala, England have won a thriller by one wicket. Here in Delhi, Amin walks off with the biggest smile anyone could ever have. Struck her maiden fifty in a World Cup. Maroof lets her lead, but Amin trots back to her partner and they walk off together to shake hands with the Bangladesh team. Pakistan's best partnership in Women's World T20 - 99 unbeaten runs in a superbly controlled chase. Have to admit though, Bangladesh weren't able to handle the dew that was around. They struggled to collect the ball out on the field, a few full tosses slipped out of the bowler's hands too

Panna Ghosh to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, and there it is! Amin exults after completing an innocuous little single behind point
Panna Ghosh to Sidra Ameen, 1 wide, offcutter slides down leg
Panna Ghosh to Bismah Maroof, 1 bye, fuller ball outside off, slogs, misses, and they steal a bye. Would have been out had Nigar hit the stumps direct.
Panna Ghosh to Bismah Maroof, no run, fuller ball outside off, Maroof goes for the lash over cover and misses it

16 | 4 Runs | PAK-W: 111/1 (3 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.93, RRR: 0.75)

  • Bismah Maroof43 (40b)
  • Sidra Ameen52 (47b)
  • Jahanara Alam2-0-11-0
  • Panna Ghosh2-0-14-0
Jahanara Alam to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, back of a length, slower ball too, flicked towards backward square leg

This is Pakistan's highest partnership in World T20 cricket

Jahanara Alam to Sidra Ameen, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, worked past the diving bowler on her right. Lost her balance before she could propel herself