In a historic moment for Pakistan women’s cricket, Muneeba Ali scored the first-ever T20I century by a Pakistan women player in a match against Ireland during the 20-20 World Cup. Muneeba’s phenomenal performance with the bat was the highlight of the match as she scored 102 runs in just 68 balls, including 14 fours, to propel Pakistan to a formidable total of 165/5 in 20 overs.
The left-handed opener showed great composure and skill as she dominated the Ireland bowling attack from the start. Her innings was a mix of aggression and finesse, as she punished the loose deliveries while also showcasing her ability to play textbook strokes. Her century was a testament to her hard work and dedication to the game, and it was a proud moment for Pakistan cricket.
Apart from Muneeba, Nida Dar also contributed significantly to the Pakistan total, scoring 33 runs in 28 balls. The duo’s partnership helped Pakistan recover after a shaky start and set a challenging target for the Irish team to chase.
In the second innings, Pakistan’s bowlers put up an impressive show to restrict Ireland to a mere 95 runs, securing a 70-run victory for their team. The star of the bowling performance was Nashra Sandhu, who took 4 wickets in 4 overs and played a crucial role in dismantling the Irish batting line-up.
Sandhu’s impressive display of bowling was a perfect example of how the Pakistan women’s team has grown in recent years. The team has made great strides in improving its bowling department, and players like Sandhu are leading the charge. Her accurate line and length, coupled with her ability to generate bounce and turn, made her a difficult proposition for the Irish batters.
Overall, it was a remarkable performance by the Pakistan women’s team, and Muneeba Ali and Nashra Sandhu deserve special praise for their outstanding contributions with the bat and ball, respectively. Their performances are a testament to the talent and potential that exists in women’s cricket in Pakistan, and they will no doubt inspire future generations of players to follow in their footsteps.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Ma Shaa Allah!
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 15, 2023
Trail blazer for future batswomen from Pakistan..
Awesome. Simply awesome.
May the force be with you.. 😀
— sachai (@SachaiTruth) February 15, 2023
Excillent….. big achievement… muneeba n ayesha new stars of pakistan
— hassan ahmad (@Hassanmagu) February 15, 2023
Nice performance 👏, huge ton by wktkeeper batter 💯. First time to watch full match of Pak Tigresses. That six from Ayesha Naseem was superb 👌. Hope many more to come 🤞
— Bahadur Ali Khan (@Bahadur_Ali2112) February 15, 2023
What about paying more attention to hyping their games and broadcast??
— Inswing (@_inswing) February 15, 2023
Whata a talent Muneeba.
— Agha Sabir Ali (@AghaSabir) February 15, 2023
Babar se achha strike rate iska hai 😂
— Priyanshu Bhardwaj 🇮🇳🚩 (@Priyanshuuu_51) February 15, 2023
Muneeba ka bala Masha Allah
— MaLuk Saleh (@its_maluk) February 15, 2023
Buht he kamal player @MuneebaAli17 ❤❤
— Ayesha Yousaf (@ay34345) February 15, 2023