Pakistan defeated Rwanda by eight wickets in the ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup match.
Playing first, the Rwandan team scored 106 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted overs. Captain Giselle Ashmoy scored 40 runs and Cynthia Toizere scored 21 runs.
On behalf of Pakistan, Arisha Noor took two wickets, Zeb Al-Nisa, Anusha Nasir and Syeda Aroob Shah took one wicket each.
While batting in response to the target, Pakistani players Iman Fatima scored 65 runs and captain Syeda Aroob Shah scored 20 runs and thus the team won 13 balls before the end of the scheduled overs.
In the match against Rwanda, Pakistani bowler Zeib Al-Nisa won the honor of being ‘minked’ by any Pakistani player in an international match.
When Zeb Al-Nisa came in to bowl the fifth ball of the 19th over during Rwanda’s innings, Shakila Nimuhoza, who was at the non-striker’s end, left the crease before the ball was bowled and was run out by the bowler.
Keep in mind that according to the law of cricket, if the batter at the non-striker’s end steps out of the crease to take a run before the bowler delivers the ball, the bowler can run him out, and technically it will be considered a run-out.
According to the law of cricket, this run-out is perfectly legal, but many observers, including players, dislike it, and consider it against the spirit of the game.
The Pakistani team played its first match in the U-19 T20 World Cup on Sunday.