Pakistan thump Zimbabwe to book U19 Women’s T20 WC Super Six berth

POTCHEFSTROOM: Pakistan bowlers displayed a combined effort to halt Zimbabwe to 97/6 before openers Eyman Fatima and Shawaal Zulfiqar led the side to a perfect 10-wicket victory to book their spot in the Super Six.

After opting to bat first, Zimbabwe endured a ruthless bowling attack from Pakistan and thus, could only amass 97/6 in their allotted 20 Overs.

Amid a dismal display with the bat, Zimbabwean captain Kelis Ndhlovu put on a brave fight with a 35-ball 42 while the rest of the batters could not contribute significantly to the total.

Anosha Nasir was the pick of the bowlers for the Green Shirts as she picked up 2/21 while Areesha Noor and Laiba Nasir struck out a batter each.

Set to chase a mere 98, Pakistan openers scripted a perfect run chase as they completed the pursuit with a match-winning 100-run partnership.

Eyman remained the core aggressor of the unbeaten partnership as she struck a quickfire half-century before finishing on 62 not out in just 35 balls, hitting a dozen boundaries including two sixes.

Meanwhile, her companion Shawaal played an anchoring 32-run knock and made sure a perfect run chase for Pakistan.

Following this victory, Pakistan stormed into the Super Six of the inaugural mega event.

In the Group C fixture, New Zealand outclassed West Indies by 10 wickets to finish on top of the standings, while West Indies held on to the second spot.

Putting West Indies into bat first, the White Ferns’ bowlers wreaked havoc over the Caribbean batting lineup and bundled them out for a paltry 68 in the final over.

Kate Chandler led the Kiwis’ bowling attack with 3/8, while Abigail Hotton and Olivia Anderson bagged two wickets each.

Set to chase 69, New Zealand eased through a 10-wicket victory; courtesy of a magnificent partnership between their openers.

Georgia Plimmer top scored for the side with 41 off 22 balls while Anna Browning was equally impressive with her 28 off 22 deliveries.

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