England secures comfortable victory over Pakistan

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England secures comfortable victory over Pakistan

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:04 PM, 28 February 2020  

England defeated Pakistan by a comfortable 42 runs

England defeated Pakistan by a comfortable 42 runs

England defeated Pakistan by a comfortable 42 runs in their Women's T20 World Cup fixture at the Manuka Oval Stadium in Canberra, Australia today.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first.

England captain Heather Knight led from the front, scoring eight fours and a six before she was caught at the death off the bowling of Nida Dar, who played her 100th T20 match today.

Natalie Sciver chipped in with 36 and Fran Wilson made 22, setting a target of 158 for Pakistan. Aiman Anwer took three wickets for the women in green.

The Pakistani team lost Muneeba Ali in the third over and tight England bowling pinned them down before four wickets fell in the space of 23 balls to leave them in trouble on 51 for five at the halfway mark.

Aliya Riaz did her best to accelerate the run rate in a 41-run cameo but it was in vain; Pakistan lost the match by 42 runs.

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