Nahida, Kainat drive Dynamites to eight-wicket win over Blasters


Rawalpindi: Opener Nahida Khan and all-rounder Kainat Imtiaz scored unbeaten half-centuries to ensure a comfortable eight-wicket win for PCB Dynamites in the fourth match of the National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship.

Dynamites beat Blasters for the second time in the tournament at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on Thursday.

Nahida added 95 runs for the unbroken third-wicket partnership with Kainat as PCB Dynamites overhauled the target of 161 with seven balls to spare.

Nahida’s 79-run innings included seven fours and two sixes, the right-hander faced 53 balls. Kainat smashed 52 off 34 balls, powered six fours and two sixes. Ayesha Zafar scored 27 off 26 balls.

For Blasters, Anam Amin took one wicket for 27 runs in her four overs.

Earlier, Dynamites put Blasters to bat first. They posted a formidable 160-run total for the loss of one wicket.

Sidra Amin scored a stroke-filled 73 off 58 balls. The right-handed opener hit 13 fours in her innings. Sidra added 115 runs for the first-wicket with her opening partner Javeria Khan.

Javeria remained not out on 49 off 46 balls, her innings included five fours. Aliya Riaz once again displayed her big-hitting prowess in her unbeaten 30 off 18 balls. Aliya hit three fours and one six. Nahida was awarded player of the match.

It must be noted that the previous two matches of the tournament were called off due to rain.

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