BAN vs PAK: On Sunday night, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by a margin of 31 runs to win the third Twenty20 International match. After defeating Pakistan by five wickets and twenty runs in the first and second Twenty20 Internationals, respectively, the hosts won the series 2-1.
Iram Javed and Diana Baig were replaced in Pakistan’s playing XI for the match by wicketkeeper-batter Najiha Alvi and right-arm fast bowler Waheeda Akhtar, who were both making their T20I debuts in the BAN vs PAK match.
Pakistani bowlers, who needed to win by chasing 133, never let Bangladeshi batsmen score easily and continued to take wickets at regular intervals. Bangladesh was 47 for three at the midway point, and 86 needed to win the match in the last 10 overs.
After that, Bangladesh collapsed, with not a single batsman putting up much of a fight, finishing the stipulated 20 overs at 101-9. Sadia Iqbal and Aliya Riaz stood out with two wickets apiece, while all six of Pakistan’s bowling options claimed wickets in the BAN vs PAK match.
Waheeda picked up her first T20I wicket in the match’s last over, removing Sanjida Akter Meghla for a single in the BAN vs PAK match.
Earlier, Pakistan scored 132 for four in 20 overs after being called into bat for the second time in three meetings. After Sidra Amin (2, 5 balls) fell out of the second over, Muneeba Ali and Bismah Maroof, both southpaws, came together to form a 106-run partnership for the second wicket.
However, Muneeba scored her half-century with eight fours, hitting a 49-ball 61, but she was eventually dismissed following that. In contrast, Bismah Maroof (48, 49b, 2x4s) was removed on the third ball of the last over while attempting to make a big run on the leg side in the BAN vs PAK match.
After making nine and five runs in the first innings, respectively, captain Nida Dar and Natalia Parvaiz came back unbeaten. Fariha Trisna, a left-arm bowler for Bangladesh, took two wickets for 21 runs in four overs in the BAN vs PAK match.
Now, both teams will fly to Dhaka to play the first three games of the three-match ODI series that starts on November 4. The ICC Women’s Championship 2022–25 includes the ODIs.
BAN vs PAK: Brief Scores
Pakistan 132-4, 20 overs (Muneeba Ali 61, Bismah Maroof 48; Fariha Trisna 2-21) beat Bangladesh 101-9, 20 overs (Shamima Sultana 26; Sadia Iqbal 2-19, Aliya Riaz 2-24) by 31 runs.
Player of the match – Muneeba Ali (Pakistan)
Player of the series – Nahida Akter (Bangladesh)