In a thrilling game at Hagley Oval, Pakistan’s women’s cricket team created a historic moment by securing their first-ever victory against New Zealand on New Zealand soil. Despite New Zealand winning the series 2-1, this triumph marked a significant achievement for Pakistan’s women’s cricket.
The game had lots of ups and downs. New Zealand started well, scoring 251-8 with good performances from Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green. But Pakistan fought back, thanks to Bismah Maroof’s great batting (she scored 68 runs) and a strong partnership with Aliya Riaz.
Even though Pakistan faced some challenges early on, they came back strongly, and Najiha Alvi’s contributions led to a tie. The Super Over became the highlight, where Pakistan set a target and defended it well with Sadia Iqbal’s excellent bowling, securing a historic win.
Bismah Maroof, who played exceptionally well, was named the player of the match for her leadership and batting skills under pressure. On the other hand, Amelia Kerr, who consistently performed well throughout the series, earned the player of the series award for her impact with both bat and ball for New Zealand.
This win is a big moment for Pakistan in women’s cricket. It shows the competitive spirit and talent in the game, and we can look forward to more exciting matches and growth in women’s cricket because of this achievement for Pakistani players.