Thatscricket - News - Pak downs Netherlands, records 1st win

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi: Pakistan won its first ever women's international cricket match in a thrilling last over victory against Netherlands at National Stadium on Monday, April 9.Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat. Even though it had a good opening partnership of 38 runs in 12 overs, it ended up scoring 156 for the loss of eight wickets in its stipulated 50 overs. Beest and oudolf were the only players who showed some resistance scoring 20 and 21 runs respectively.The only big partnership of 46 runs in Netherlands innings was between Caroline Rambaldo (17) and Cheraldine Oudolf (21), which was also record seventh wicket partnership for Netherlands. Kursheed Jabeen and Shaiza Khan were the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan claiming three wickets each.Netherlands lost half the match by giving away a record 66 extra runs out of the required 143 runs for victory. Pakistani batsmen didn't make much of an impression except for middle order batsman Sajjida Shah who scored unbeaten 28 runs to see Pakistan through to the victory. Pakistan reached home in 49.2 overs making 160 for nine wickets. Sajjida Shah was awarded the player-of-the-match.For Netherlands Caroline Salomons was the best bowler picking up three wickets in 10 overs giving away a miserly 13 runs with four maidens.

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