Experienced off-spinner Sana Mir bagged four wickets to laid down a solid foundation for Pakistan to beat South Africa by eight wickets in first ODI of three-match series on Monday.
Sana conceded just 11 runs in six overs to guide Pakistan to a convincing win and gain crucial points of ICC Women’s Championship.
While batting first, South Africa’s batting line failed to get off the mark in front of a strong bowling line. The hosts kept on losing wickets after regular intervals.
C Tryon was the highest scorer for South Africa with 21 runs while M Preez contributed 21 runs to the team’s total.
Apart from Sana, Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar bagged two wickets each while debutant Fatima Sana took a wicket each conceding 23 runs.
While chasing 67 runs, Pakistan lost Nahida Khan earlier as right-handed opening batswoman managed to score just four runs.
Later Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan put 39 runs together on teh scoreboard to mark the first victory for the women in green.
Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp bagged a wicket each for the home side.