pakistan women 132 for 4 wickets (Mubaiba 61, Maroof 48, Trisna 2-21) defeated bangladesh women 101 for 9 (Shamima Sultana 26, Sadia 2-19, Alia 2-24) by 31 runs
After Pakistan were sent in, Maroof joined Muniba in the second over of the match and the pair controlled the innings for the next 14.4 overs, which was just over 7.2 per over. Maroof, playing the second innings, scored 48 runs in 49 balls with the help of only two fours, while Muniba took command of the bowling and scored more than 120 runs with eight fours.
Pakistan looked to be heading for a big finish at 101 for 1 after 16 overs, but Muniba’s wicket brought Bangladesh into the game: only 31 runs were scored in the last four overs, with Fariha Trisna taking the wickets in the 18th and 20th. Took 2 wickets for 14 runs in the over and Nahida Akhtar took 1 wicket for 9 runs in the 17th and 19th overs.
Bangladesh’s response included the second-highest partnership of the match: 33 runs for the second wicket between Shamima Sultana and Sobhana Mostori. This put Bangladesh in a reasonable position at 38 for 1 in the seventh over, but all momentum towards the target was lost after Nashra Sandhu broke the stand and only 63 runs were scored for the loss of eight wickets in the last 14.4 overs.
Sadia Iqbal and Aliya Riaz took two wickets each, while Sandhu (3-0-8-1) and Nida Dar (3-1-9-1) played a leading role in reducing Bangladesh’s run flow. Shamima (26 off 38) was the only Bangladeshi batsman to score 20 runs.