1st T20: Pakistan women beat Bangladesh by 29 runs

Pakistani captain Sana Mir said the groundwork for the string are up to the mark, vowing to put a rough fight together not letting the visitors to settle about the wicket.

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In May, Zimbabwe became the first Test team to play worldwide cricket in Pakistan after seven years and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) then invited the Bangladesh women’s team in a bid to continue portraying a safe image of the country.

Bangladesh only managed to post 95/7 in 20 overs. Her partner Bismah was the top-scorer for Pakistan, with her unbeaten knock of 65 runs from 57 balls.

Javeria Khan also contributed 44 runs with the bat as well.

When Bangladesh came into bat, they struggled to get away in their chase of 125 and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals.

The visiting Bangladeshi Women cricket team have expressed satisfaction over the security arrangements for their team in Karachi. Meanwhile, Pakistan women team coach Mohtashim Rasheed said that the team’s batting had improved in recent years and the national team were now capable of beating any side in the world. The second match will be played on Oct.1.

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Pakistan and Bangladesh teams are scheduled to play two T20s (Sept. 30 and October 1) and two One-day Internationals (Oct 4 and October 6) at the Southend Club ground.

Bangladeshi cricketers celebrate the dismissal of Pakistani cricketer Marina Iqbal during the second T20 match