On Monday, October 28, 2019, Pakistan Women Cricket Team beat Bangladesh Women Cricket Team by 15 runs in the second T20I at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to claim the three-match series 2-0.
The hosts, being sent in to bat first, lost the wicket of Sidra Ameen with 35 on the board but Javeria Khan and skipper Bismah Maroof reserved the scoreboard ticking with half-centuries and added 85 runs for the second wicket.
Bismah controlled from the front as she played a captain’s blow of 70 not out which came off 50 balls with the help of nine borders and a six. She found an able friend in Javeria Khan who recorded a 44-ball 52.
Their company was essential in taking the side to a modest 167-3.
The visitors were abridged to 25-3 at the start of the run pursuit with Anam Amin and Sidra Iqbal taking wickets early as Pakistan clutched the game by the graze of the neck. Sanjida Islam (45 off 32) and Nigar Sultana (21 off 21) established the ship a bit with an excellent disobedient 57-runs stand.
However, Sanjida’s retreat in the 12th over flashed another mini-collapse that ended all hopes of what had for a transitory moment appeared like a brave comeback.
Fargana Hoque and Lata Mongal’s late 38-run partnership wasn’t adequate for the visitors to square the series and they finished at 152-7 as Sadia Iqbal resumed with inspiring figures of 3-17 in her four overs for the hosts.