Ireland Women on Wednesday clinched the three-match T20 International series after defeating Pakistan Women in the decider, thus ending their first ever tour to Pakistan on a high note.
The result came after the Irish Women scored 167 for 4 in the allotted overs and then bowled out the home side to 133 in 18.5 overs, thus ensuring a 34 runs victory, at Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium.
The pair of Gaby Lewis and Amy Hunter set the tone with a 110-run partnership for the first wicket —- only the third time Ireland managing a century stand in women’s T20Is.
Nashra Sandhu broke the opening stand by dismissing Hunter for 40, and Lewis fell two overs later for a 46-ball 71, but Orla Prendergast hit 37 off just 23, enabling Ireland to post 167 for 4, their highest against Pakistan.
In their innings, Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals with only Javeria Khan showing some defiance as she managed 50 runs in 37 balls. The other two batters reaching double figures were Nida Dar 26 and Fatima Sana 14.
For Ireland, Arlene Kelly and Laura Delaney bagged 3 wickets each while the remaining wickets were distributed among Jane Maguire 2 and Eimear with Bismah Maroof losing her wicket due to run out.
Before the T20 Internationals, the two sides locked horns for three ODI contests. It was Pakistan Women who ensured a whitewash for the home team.