Pakistan women’s cricket team achieved a historic milestone in Dunedin on Tuesday by securing their first-ever series win against the New Zealand White Ferns.
Before this series, the New Zealand women’s team held an 8-0 record against Pakistan in T20Is. However, the December 2023 series saw a remarkable turnaround for the Pakistani team.
The Pakistani team, often called the Girls in Green, clinched the first game by 7 wickets at the same venue. They continued their formidable performance in the second game, outclassing the White Ferns by 10 runs to take a decisive 2-0 lead in the series.
Pakistan set a target of 137/6, with significant contributions from Aalia Riaz, who scored 32 off 22 balls, and opener Muneeba Ali with 35 runs. The New Zealand team, in response, struggled at 89/6 due to Pakistan’s disciplined bowling. Despite a late surge by Georgia Pimmer and Hamma Rowe, they fell short by 10 runs.
The Pakistani bowling attack was pivotal in securing the victory. Fatima Sana successfully defended 17 runs in the last over, finishing with 3 wickets.
Sadia Iqbal also played a crucial role by taking 2 wickets, contributing to the team’s historic win. This series victory marks a significant achievement in Pakistan women’s cricket history.