The Irish women’s cricket team clinched the T20I series against Pakistan by winning the third match.
Ireland won the series 2-1 against Pakistan, making it the first T20I series win for the Irish team in Asia and also the maiden away T20I series victory for the visitors. The Irish team won the Toss and was elected to bat first. While Batting’s first Ireland team scored 166 runs in 20 overs.
Ireland’s top-order contributed heavily to the team’s score as opener Gaby Lewis led the way with 71 runs in 46 balls. Her impressive knock included 11 fours and a six. Lewis’s fellow opener Amy Hunter scored 40 runs in 35 balls, meanwhile, Orla Prendergast notched up 37 runs in 23 balls.
For Pakistan, Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu, and Ghulam Fatima bagged one wicket each. While chasing the daunting target, Pakistan was all out for 133 in 18.5 overs.
Opener Javeria Khan scored 50 runs in 37 balls, with the help of seven fours, but she didn’t get able support from the other end as Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Ireland’s Arlene Kelly and Laura Delany claimed three wickets each to restrict Pakistan during the run-chase.
Gabby Lewis clinched the award for player of the match and series. She was the top scorer in the three T20Is with 144 runs at a strike rate of 130.90.
Ireland defeated Pakistan by six wickets during the first women’s T20I of the series in Lahore on Saturday. Meanwhile, Pakistan bounced back to win the second T20I by six wickets on Monday.
It must be noted that, before the T20I series, Pakistan clean-swept the Ireland in ODI series by 3-0.