POTCHEFSTROOM: Dominant New Zealand handed a thumping 103-run defeat to place an finish to Pakistan’s ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup marketing campaign.
Put into bat first, New Zealand raised a mammoth 178/7 of their allotted 20 overs behind a convincing half-century from their top-order batter Georgia Plimmer.
Earlier, the White Ferns’ openers laid a stable basis for a aggressive whole with an important 47-run stand for the primary wicket.
Anosha Nasir then handed the inexperienced shirts their first breakthrough within the fifth over as she eliminated Emma McLeod, who scored a quickfire 32 off simply 18 deliveries.
Following her dismissal, Plimmer partnered with opener Anna Browning and stitched a 35-run partnership for the second wicket earlier than the latter perished after a cautious knock of 31 off 25 balls.
Plimmer, nevertheless, stood agency and stored the scoreboard ticking solely receiving temporary assist from Isabella Gaze (21) and carried her bat until the ultimate over as New Zealand lose wickets at common intervals.
The right-handed batter top-scored for her aspect with 53 off 38 deliveries and smashed 5 boundaries.
Anosha led the bowling assault for Pakistan with 3/32, whereas Mahnoor Aftab bagged two wickets. Rida Aslam and Syeda Aroob Shah, however, made one scalp every.
Set to chase a large whole of 179, Pakistan’s batting lineup failed fully and will solely accumulate 75/7 of their set of overs.
The Green Shirts had a dismal begin to their pursuit as half of their aspect was again within the dugout in simply the eighth over with a mere 19 runs on the scoreboard.
Following the hunch, Aliza Khan and Areesha Noor tried to anchor the run chase with a gritty 32-run partnership for the sixth wicket however couldn’t dangle on for lengthy as Aliza perished after a combating 11 within the 17th over.
Areesha remained the top-scorer for her aspect; scoring 24 off 39 earlier than getting run out within the last over.
For New Zealand, Natasha Codyre bagged two wickets, whereas Browning and Tash Wakelin struck out a batter every.
Following their thumping defeat towards New Zealand, Pakistan ended on the third place of their Super Six factors desk and thus, did not qualify for the semi-finals.