Rumana Ahmed’s well-fought half-century went in vain as Pakistan women beat Bangladesh women by 14 runs in the first T20I of three matches series at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Saturday.
Pakistani bowlers dominated the show in the second inning as they reduced the visitors to 112-7 while chasing 127 runs.
While batting first, Pakistan posted 126-7 in 20 overs. Skipper Bismah Maroof scored highest 34 runs off 29 balls. She along with Omaima Sohail (33) contributed 60 runs to the team’s total.
Iram Javed scored 17-ball 21 runs while Sidra Nawaz struck the last five boundaries of just five balls to race her team’s score.
Jahanara bagged three wickets while conceding 12 runs.
In reply, Rumana scored 50 runs off 30 balls but no other batswomen of Bangladesh clicked as they lost the first low-scoring contest.
Anam Amin took two wickets while Kainat Imtiaz, Diana Baig, and Aliya Riaz shared two wickets apiece.
Both teams will play the second T20I on October 28 [Monday].