Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs | IRE-W: 101/9 (39 runs required, RR: 5.05)

  • Ciara Metcalfe3 (7b)
  • Celeste Raack3 (3b)
  • Nida Dar4-0-21-0
  • Sana Mir4-0-20-2

Javeria Khan is the Player of the Match for her scintillating 74

7.05pm Ireland were exactly in the contest for eight overs after losing the toss. Then, they saw it sensationally slip. As is the case most times, a missed opportunity proved costly. Pakistan didn't look back from there, blasting 110 off their last 12 overs to finish with a competitive 139. This was 45 too many for Ireland. The win kept Pakistan just about breathing in the competition after two heavy losses to Australia and India.

The beneficiary of the missed opportunity was Javeria Khan, the Pakistan captain. On nine at the start of the ninth over after Pakistan had limped to 29 for 1, she should've been caught at long-on, but Clare Shillington was five yards inside the ropes. When she finally backpedaled, it was too late. Celeste Raack, the Australia-born legspinner, was denied a wicket in her very first over. To add to Ireland's woes, Javeria went on to make 74 not out, the highest individual score by a Pakistani woman in a T20I, to shift momentum Pakistan's way at the halfway mark.

Ireland's chase never took off, and they were expertly tied into knots by Nashra Sandhu, the left-arm spinner. Left out for the game against India, 20-year old returned to finish with 4-0-8-2, the most economical figures for Pakistan women in a T20I, to stifle Ireland in the Powerplay. As it turned out, they never quite had the muscle in the middle overs to pinch boundaries to keep chipping away at the runs, choosing to play ugly across-the-line swipes to either be bowled or lbw. Isobel Joyce's 30 added the only touch of respectability for Ireland in what was a one-sided fare.

19.6
1
Nida Dar to Metcalfe, 1 run, chipped over the infield, on the bounce to long-on. Pakistan win by 38 runs to keep their campaign alive
19.5
0
Nida Dar to Metcalfe, no run, edge? Not quite. Enticed to drive, deceived in flight. Beaten
19.4
0
Nida Dar to Metcalfe, no run, fired in a full delivery, beaten on the drive.
19.3
1
Nida Dar to Raack, 1 run, turns this towards the fielder coming in from deep midwicket
19.2
2
Nida Dar to Raack, 2 runs, shapes to cut but gets a thick outside edge past short third man
19.1
0
Nida Dar to Raack, no run, gets across the stumps and defends.

END OF OVER:
19 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE-W: 97/9 (43 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.10, RRR: 43.00)

  • Ciara Metcalfe2 (4b)
  • Celeste Raack0 (0b)
  • Sana Mir4-0-20-2
  • Aliya Riaz2-0-16-2
18.6
0
Sana Mir to Metcalfe, no run, legbreak that spins back in a long way from outide off, defended. Looks like the ball slipped out of her hand completely
18.5
0
Sana Mir to Metcalfe, no run, drifts in and straightens, defended from the crease
18.4
0
Sana Mir to Metcalfe, no run, defended from the crease to cover
18.3
2
Sana Mir to Metcalfe, 2 runs, steered between point and short third man for a couple
18.2
W
Sana Mir to Delany, OUT, beaten by the drift and dip. Stepped out to hoick, missed it altogether and saw this legbreak beat the outside edge to crash into the stumps

L Delany b Sana Mir 7 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

18.1
0
Sana Mir to Delany, no run, length ball on middle and leg, tucked to midwicket

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | IRE-W: 95/8 (45 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.27, RRR: 22.50)

  • Laura Delany7 (8b)
  • Aliya Riaz2-0-16-2
  • Aiman Anwer4-0-25-2
17.6
W
Aliya Riaz to O'Reilly, OUT, appeal for stumping, and the batsman appears to have plonked her bat after the bails have been taken off. Clever work from the keeper, saw the batsman wandering outside, was alert to the possibility of picking the ball up quickly and breaking the bails.

LK O'Reilly st †Sidra Nawaz b Aliya Riaz 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.5
0
Aliya Riaz to O'Reilly, no run, full on middle, defended to cover.
17.4
0
Aliya Riaz to O'Reilly, no run, play and a miss, looked to steer this behind point.
17.3
W
Aliya Riaz to Waldron, OUT, appeal for lbw as she plays around a length ball and this is as plumb as it gets. Was trying to work this towards square leg when she could've been better off playing straight. Once she missed, there was going to be only one decision from the umpire.

MV Waldron lbw b Aliya Riaz 8 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

17.2
4
Aliya Riaz to Waldron, FOUR runs, bends low, takes this on the full and paddles this to beat fine leg. Adventurous
17.1
0
Aliya Riaz to Waldron, no run, slips in a full delivery on middle and leg, squeezed out.

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE-W: 91/6 (49 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.35, RRR: 16.33)

  • Laura Delany7 (8b)
  • Mary Waldron4 (3b)
  • Aiman Anwer4-0-25-2
  • Bismah Maroof2-0-10-1
16.6
0
Aiman Anwer to Delany, no run, works this into the leg side, can't get the single.
16.5
1
Aiman Anwer to Waldron, 1 run, slower length ball on middle, punched to long-on
16.4
1
Aiman Anwer to Delany, 1 run, steps out and squeezes this full delivery to long-on
16.3
0
Aiman Anwer to Delany, no run, hit on the pad as this full delivery angles in to beat the inside edge in an attempt to flick.
16.2
1
Aiman Anwer to Waldron, 1 run, walks across, gets down on one knee and scoops this down to fine leg.
16.2
3nb
Aiman Anwer to Waldron, (no ball) 2 runs, full toss on middle and leg, pulled to midwicket. The throw at the bowler's end is accurate, but Aiman fails to grab it cleanly. Run-out chance missed.

Ire Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14CMA ShillingtonGH Lewis
2nd22IMHC JoyceCMA Shillington
3rd2IMHC JoyceEAJ Richardson
4th38IMHC JoyceKJ Garth
5th6L DelanyKJ Garth
6th3L DelanySM Kavanagh
7th10L DelanyMV Waldron
8th0L DelanyLK O'Reilly
9th0L DelanyC Raack
10th6CJ MetcalfeC Raack