Sana Mir’s four-wick effort helped Pakistan to an eight-victory win over South Africa in their first of three one-match caps at Potchefstroom on Monday, May 6.
This was Pakistan’s first victory in South Africa and its biggest victory in terms of the balls left over when they topped the 64-run finish in just 14.4 overs with 212 remaining failures.
Me, who has returned 4/11 in her 6-Six-Spell game, was the linchpin of the visitors’ bowling efforts. She removed Proteas opener Laura Wolvaardt and skipper Sune Luus from successive deliveries, just eight balls after Fatima Sana had rejected the veteran Lizelle Lee at the opening match.
🏏 Pakistan’s first-ever win in South Africa— ICC (@ICC) May 6, 2019
🏏 Pakistan’s biggest win by balls remaining
🏏 South Africa’s second-lowest ODI total
🏏 The second-lowest ODI total v Pakistan
What a performance by Bismah Maroof’s team!https://t.co/DhFUG4dvoP
I could not claim a hat-trick, but continued to devastate their off-spin situation as Andrie Steyn was rejected for 4 after 15 failures. Marizanne Kapp, who played her 100th ODI, also did not last long and only briefly added to six runs before Nida Dar fell as the hosts stumbled 59/7.
Mignon du Preez (18) and Chloe Tryon (21) were the only players to reach a double-digit number. None of them, however, could give the starting signal for South Africa on a considerable total value. The hosts were soon rolled up, with Nashra Sandhu tossing a girl before her 22nd birthday to release her last two fights as the total was limited to only a meager 63.
The below-average goal meant that Nahida Khan and Sidra Ameen, the Pakistani opener, could take their time in the middle. The former, however, was rejected by the third ball of the innings, as Shabnim Ismail claimed her scalp.
Javeria Khan then came in the middle and the scoreboard started to tick at a steady pace. The visitors reached 28/1 in nine Overs, whereupon Kapp concerned her special occasion with the dismissal of Ameen. It was her 110th scalp in ODI cricket.
Bismah Maroof, the Pakistani skipper, joined Khan in the middle and the duo used their experience to lead the visitors across the finish line. The former remained undefeated in a 17-ball game with 12 *, while Khan scored the first goal with 34 * on that day.