PAK-W vs SA-W: 3 Talking Points Of 3rd T20I

    PAK-W vs SA-W 2023

    Pakistan women registered a clean sweep against South Africa in the 3-match T20I series that took place in Pakistan. The Women in Green were stupendous from the word go and established themselves as the champions in this series.

    Batting first, Pakistan women put up 150 runs on the board for the loss of 5 wickets. Good contributions from everyone in the top order made sure that they reach a good total. Banking on home support and conditions, Pakistan women registered a victory in the 3rd PAK-W vs SA-W T20I.

    A clinical all-round display from the hosts ensured that they don’t disappoint the fans, who were eagerly waiting for a positive result at the National Stadium in Karachi.

    In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the 3rd PAK-W vs SA-W T20I at the National Stadium in Karachi:

    1. Laura Wolvaardt’s innings went in vain

    South African opener Laura Wolvaardt played a gutsy knock of 72 runs in 54 but it went in vain as Pakistan women had the last laugh in this game. Wolvaardt’s innings was dotted with 9 fours and she had a strike-rate of 133.33.

    She would be gutted with the loss but she would be looking to take home the positives from this match. Her innings was full of spunk and bravado but it ultimately didn’t have a fruitful result.

    Notably, Laura Wolvaardt also bagged the player of the series award for her consistent performances throughout the series. Wolvaardt mustered 157 runs in 3 matches and she had an outstanding average of 52.33 in the T20I series.

    2. Nashra Sandhu’s impressive bowling

    Pakistani slow left-arm orthodox bowler Nashra Sandhu had a fantastic match in Karachi. She made sure that the South African bowlers are trapped and eventually succeeded in getting the better off them.

    Sandhu bagged 2 wickets and conceded only 16 runs in her quota of 4 overs. Her impressive bowling was one of the main reasons why Pakistan women won this game. Nashra Sandhu’s wickets included Tazmin Brits and Anneke Bosch.

    3. Bishmah Maroof’s mature knock

    Batting at number 3, Bishmah Maroof made sure that Pakistan women had a command in the game. She scored 39 runs in 34 balls and her innings was dotted with 3 fours. She also made sure that she rotated the strike so that the pressure does not build at one end.

    The likes of Nida Dar and Sidra Ameen too played well and made sure that the hosts cap off the series on a positive note.

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