Bismah, Fatima lead Challengers to win over Dynamites by five wickets


Rawalpindi: PCB Challengers defeated PCB Dynamites by five wickets in the sixth match of the National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship being played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

The match turned out to be a one-sided encounter with PCB Challengers comfortably chasing down the 109-run target.

PCB Dynamites did look in control at one stage of the match when they had reduced PCB Challengers to 51 for five before an unbeaten 59-run sixth-wicket partnership between Bismah Maroof (45) and player-of-the-match Fatima Sana (30) took the game in PCB Challengers’ favor.

Bismah hit two fours and one six in her 43-ball innings, Fatima struck four fours in her 25-ball effort.

Kainat Imtiaz took two wickets for the losing side, Nashra Sandhu, Ramin Shameem and Diana Baig took a wicket apiece.

Earlier, PCB Dynamites who were asked to bat first struggled to get going as they finished their quota of 20 overs at a below-par score of 108 for nine. Opener Nahida Khan with 26 runs off 24 balls (four fours) was the top-scorer.

After a 44-run first-wicket partnership between Nahida and Ayesha Zafar, the PCB Dynamites innings subsided.

Ayesha (18), Omaima Sohail (15) and Kainat Imtiaz (13) all reached double figures but failed to make most of their starts as the batting side failed to challenge the PCB Challengers bowlers.

For PCB Challengers Saba Nazir, Aimen Anwar, Fatima Sana and Nida Dar took two wickets each.

The final between both teams will be played at the same venue on December 1.

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