Responsible batting under pressure by the middle-order and Sana Mir’s past due heroics helped Pakistan Females edge out their South African competitors by 4 wickets in the 3rd T20I in Pietermaritzburg. Chasing after 139, Pakistan Females have a horrible begin to their innings, losing 3 wickets for just as many runs. With the leading order wrecked and out of the way, the hosts were aiming to make fast work of the whole line-up.
However, a 77-run 4th wicket partnership between Nida Dar ( 32 off 28 ) and Irum Javed ( 55 off 45 ) brought the tourists back in the game. After Dar departed, Aliya Riaz chipped in with a 24-ball 32. However, Javed’s dismissal on the 1st ball of the last over put the pressure back on Pakistan, and it required all of Mir’s experience to get the job done.
The veteran all-rounder took the crease when the team required 6 runs off 4 deliveries. Mir hit a four and took a dual to get the job done in half the balls left. Javed was named the player of the match for being the highest scorer from the winning side. With that victory, Pakistan Females took a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.