Bisma dedicates victory to nation as Pakistan beat Windies in Women T20 W’Cup

Sports Desk

CANBERRA: Pakistan team’s skipper Bismah Maroof has dedicated the first win in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to all their fans out there who are supporting them from back home.
In a video message released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) just after Pakistan beat West Indies by eight wickets, Bismah said that they played their best against their opponents and a win in the start has boosted confidence.
“This win was a major boost up for us as a team. Our plan was simple, go out there and give our best. Starting the tournament in such a way will give us more power ahead. This win is for all the people who are supporting us from back home,” she said. It must be noted here that Pakistan will play their second game in Group B against England on 28 February. The girls in green will play the last two group games against South Africa on 1 March and Thailand on 3 March, respectively.
In their opening match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Pakistan Women thrashed West Indies by an impressive margin of wight wickets on Wednesday.
Captain Bismah Maroof put West Indies into bat after winning the toss and her bowlers restricted them to 124 for seven in the allotted 20 overs.
Then, the Women in Green achieved the target in 18.2 overs for the loss of only two wickets.
Bismah, leading from the front, scored an unbeaten 39 after openers Muneeba Ali and Javeria Khan made 25 and 35, respectively.
All-rounder Nida Dar also contributed a valuable 18 off 20 balls towards their victory.
Brief scores: West Indies 124/7 in 20 overs (Shermaine Campbelle 43, Stafanie Taylor 43; Diana Baig 2-19) lost to Pakistan 127/2 in 18.2 overs (Bismah Maroof 39*, Javeria Khan 34*, Nida Dar 18*; Stafanie Taylor 1-20) by 8 wickets.