RESULT
1st T20I, Karachi, May 24, 2022, Sri Lanka Women tour of Pakistan
(18.2/20 ov, T:107) 107/4

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
3/8
tuba-hassan
Match centre 
Scores: K Vairavan
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Comms: Ekanth and Danyal
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka Women 106/8(20 overs)
Pakistan Women 107/4(18.2 overs)

Sri Lanka's score seemed to be insufficient and that ended up being the case. They started well with the ball but the game slipped away. You'll find more details on the play in the report by my fellow commentator, Danyal Rasool. We'll be back in a couple of days to cover the action here on ESPNcricinfo, do join us then. For now, it's goodbye from me, Danyal, and our scorer, Vairavan.

Bismah Maroof, Pakistan Captain: We wanted to start well, Tuba's bowling was excellent. It wasn't like she was debuting. During my partnership with Nida, the focus was to rotate strike, pick gaps, and score when possible and I'm happy we were able to do it.

Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka Captain: The wicket is good for batting. But Anam getting a couple of wickets restricted us. We are disappointed as this was the first game here. We were not familiar with the conditions, hopefully we'll get better in the next game.

Tuba Hassan is the POTM for her spell of 4-1-8-3: The debut was better than I'd imagined. I kept it simple, the plan was to bowl against the batters' strengths on a slow pitch. I hope to continue the momentum gained here in the future.

5 pm: After a couple of wobbles in the powerplay and slowing down a bit later with Bismah and Nida Dar consolidating, Pakistan took off with good running and the batters getting settled. Sri Lanka's spinners were not as effective as Pakistan's who got flight and turn. The teams pump fists, Nida Dar smiles and hugs her partner. The dugout is happy as well. The kids in the crowd are elated which is lovely to see.

18.2
1
Ranasinghe to Nida Dar, 1 run

Dabs a length ball outside off, it goes past short third man for one

18.1
6
Ranasinghe to Nida Dar, SIX runs

Full ball on off is crashed over midwicket for six! She came down the ground and clobbered it after getting to the pitch

end of over 183 runs
PAK-W: 100/4CRR: 5.55 RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Nida Dar29 (25b 2x4)
Ayesha Naseem1 (4b)
Kavisha Dilhari 4-0-15-1
Oshadi Ranasinghe 3-0-13-2
17.6
1
Dilhari to Nida Dar, 1 run

Comes down the ground and has to change the shot to a dab to point as the length is pulled back. Line is outside off. That brings up Pakistan's 100.

17.5
Dilhari to Nida Dar, no run

Tries to sweep the full ball on a similar angle and direction. Beaten

17.4
Dilhari to Nida Dar, no run

Length ball angling away to fourth stump, tries to guide it to third man but is beaten

Around

17.3
1
Dilhari to Ayesha Naseem, 1 run

Tossed up outside off, the full ball is lifted down the ground to long-on. That was played through the line

17.2
Dilhari to Ayesha Naseem, no run

Slaps a length ball outside off to mid-off

17.1
1
Dilhari to Nida Dar, 1 run

Goes back to a good length ball on off and clips it to midwicket's right and goes for a quick run. The fielder comes in and tries to pick it up but couldn't.

Three overs to go, ten to get. This should be ending early.

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
PAK-W: 97/4CRR: 5.70 RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
Ayesha Naseem0 (2b)
Nida Dar27 (21b 2x4)
Oshadi Ranasinghe 3-0-13-2
Inoka Ranaweera 4-0-29-0
16.6
Ranasinghe to Ayesha Naseem, no run

Full on middle and leg, cautiously tucks it to midwicket off the front-foot

16.5
Ranasinghe to Ayesha Naseem, no run

Full on off, gets to the line with a step across and defends it to the bowler

16.4
1
Ranasinghe to Nida Dar, 1 run

Goes across and drags a length ball outside off to deep-midwicket with a pull into the outfield.

16.3
W
Ranasinghe to Bismah Maroof, OUT

Bismah holes out at mid-on! It was a full ball on off, Bismah came down the ground and tried to chip it over the infield. The bat's angle was good but the timing wasn't. The wicket seems too little too late, but to even out one cliche with another, better late than never.

Bismah Maroof c Athapaththu b Ranasinghe 28 (32b 2x4 0x6 43m) SR: 87.5

Over the wicket

16.2
1
Ranasinghe to Nida Dar, 1 run

Gets on one knee and sweeps the full ball on off to deep square leg. They thought of two but the timing was a bit too good

16.1
1
Ranasinghe to Bismah Maroof, 1 run

Full outside off, creams a cover drive to the deep to bring up the 50-run partnership

Around the wicket

end of over 169 runs
PAK-W: 94/3CRR: 5.87 RRR: 3.25 • Need 13 from 24b
Bismah Maroof27 (30b 2x4)
Nida Dar25 (19b 2x4)
Inoka Ranaweera 4-0-29-0
Chamari Athapaththu 1-0-10-0
15.6
1
Ranaweera to Bismah Maroof, 1 run

Full on off, swept along the carpet to deep-backward square

15.5
4
Ranaweera to Bismah Maroof, FOUR runs

Comes down the track and flicks aerially, pierces the gap between deep-midwicket and long-on. It was full and she got to the pitch

15.4
Ranaweera to Bismah Maroof, no run

Punches a length ball on the stumps back to the bowler

15.3
2
Ranaweera to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs

Comes down the track and converts the length ball to one that's fuller. It clipped from off to the gap at midwicket and the running is good again

15.2
1
Ranaweera to Nida Dar, 1 run

Good length coming in to middle and leg, nudged towards the empty midwicket area. Bowler stops it

15.1
1
Ranaweera to Bismah Maroof, 1 run

Full on off, Bismah had made room and then shuffled across to adjust to the line and clipped it to long-on

Around the wicket

Best performances - batters
Nida Dar
Nida Dar PAK-W
36 runs (27)
2 fours1 six
Control
89%
Productive shot
slog shot
8 runs
0 four1 six
173020518
Bismah Maroof
Bismah Maroof PAK-W
28 runs (32)
2 fours0 six
Control
84%
Productive shot
flick
8 runs
1 four0 six
002311372
Best performances - bowlers
Tuba Hassan
Tuba Hassan PAK-W
O
4
M
1
R
8
W
3
ECO
2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Anam Amin
Anam Amin PAK-W
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
Match details
Southend Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi
TossSri Lanka Women, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Tuba Hassan
Series resultPakistan Women led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberWT20I no. 1081
Match days24 May 2022 - day (20-over match)
WT20I debut
Gull Feroza
Gull Feroza
Tuba Hassan
Tuba Hassan
Umpires
Pakistan
Asif Yaqoob
Pakistan
Faisal Afridi
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Imtiaz Iqbal
Match Referee
Pakistan
Ali Naqvi
Pakistan Innings
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