RSAW 133/5 (20)
PAKW 115/7 (20)
Ismail’s new-ball spell of 3-0-9-3 helped reduce Pakistan to a precarious 20 for 4
South Africa Women 133 for five (Brits 66, Amin 2-21)
beat Pakistan Girls 115 for 7 (Riaz 39, Naseem 33, Ismail 5-12) by 18 runs
A second consecutive half-century from Tazmin Brits and career-best figures of 5 from 12 from skilled quick bowler Shabnim Ismail powered South Africa to a series win with an unassailable 2-Zero lead within the three-match T20I series. Defending 133, Ismail and Marizanne Kapp decreased the guests to 20 for Four within the sixth over earlier than the centre and lower-order contributions from Kainat Imtiaz, captain Aliya Riaz and Ayesha Naseem took Pakistan previous 100, however they fell 18 runs briefly.
Opting to bowl, Pakistan opened with left-arm spinner Anam Amin who took a return catch to ship again Lizelle Lee for six within the fifth over, and together with medium-pacers Diana Baig and Aiman Anwer, she helped prohibit the hosts to 43 for two on the midway mark. Brits and Laura Wolvaardt then collected 16 runs off Riaz within the 12th over and although Wolvaardt fell to Nashra Sandhu for 13, Brits mixed with the centre order to smash 49 off the final 5 overs, with 5 fours and two sixes. Brits ultimately fell within the final over however her 66 off 58, studded with eight fours and a six, powered the hosts to a difficult complete.
Pakistan went off monitor within the chase early with their high 4 contributing 4, 2, 1 and Zero as Ismail and Kapp hit the stumps thrice inside the first six overs. Kapp set the tone by beginning the innings with a maiden earlier than Ismail had Muneeba Ali caught behind and bowled Nida Dar off consecutive balls within the fourth over in a new-ball spell of 3-0-9-3.
From 20 for 4, Riaz (39 off 40) first stitched a partnership of 28 with Imtiaz off 38 balls, after which placed on a fast 65 in 42 balls with Naseem (33 off 22), however they could not pull the asking fee beneath 11 runs an over. Riaz even struck Sune Luus for 16 within the 15th over, however, the required 55 from the final 30 balls proved to be out of attaining. Ismail returned within the final over to take away each Naseem and Riaz to wrap up the win.