Nepal beat Pakistan to win women blind cricket series

Nepali team members pose for a group photo after the fourth match of the International Women’s Blind Cricket Series against Pakistan in Islamabad on Sunday. Photo Courtesy: NSJF

ISLAMABAD: The visiting Nepal blind women cricket team crushed Pakistan by 10 wickets in the fifth and final T20 international match to win the five-match series 4-0 on Monday at Shalimar Cricket Stadium, Islamabad.

The home side elected to bat after winning the toss, made 126 for 6 in allotted 20 overs and saw the touring side hunt down the target without any loss in just 10.4 overs.

From Pakistan side, Nisha Bux remained top scorer with 40 runs as Tayyaba Fatima made 27 runs. The home team players failed to bat with responsibility as six of them were run out in mix ups.

Nepal team chased the target with ease and comfort with their opening player struck awesome performance and Mankisi played an unbeaten solid knock of 81 off 36 balls. Her breezy innings contained 15 boundaries. Asha Regmi made 32 runs not out.

Faryal Sadiq, Vice President Interloop Ltd, Syed Sultan Shah, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Council, Maryam Orangzaib MNA, Neil Bhune, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Zahid Bhatti, Managing Director GHPL, Saleem Baz, GM CSR OGDCL, Ishrat Masood, Director General Federal Special Education, Jamshed Kazi, Country Representative UN Women, were the guests of honour on the occasion and distributed prizes amongst the players.

Following awards were given: Player of the Series, (B1 categroy), Mona Arval (Nepal), B2 category, Mankisi (Nepal), B3 categroy, Binita (Nepal), Best Wicket-keeper Kiran Rafique (Pakistan), Player of the
Match, Mankisi (Nepal), Valuable Player of the Match, Asha Regmi (Nepal).