Karachi: In what was a finishing dress rehearsal, on the last day of team games in the Pakistan Cup Women’s One-Day Nida Dar’s greatest 93 did not see PCB Blasters winning two-wire against PCB Challenger.
Both teams already had spots confirmed in the final and will meet each other on the same spot in a daily competition on Tuesday night.
All-rounder Nida – who later won the game — saved Blasters from a mischievous two to two in 149’s search. In her unsuccessful 117-ball stay at her plinth, she struck 13 fours and took her side across the line four over.
The other scorer in the 50-bal 21 innings, Noreen Yaqub, couldn’t enter two-digit batters. Waheeda Akhtar returned to Challengers three for 18, while Diana Baig and Anoosha Nasir, both from Pakistan, took up two wickets each.
Challengers Javeria Khan were roll-out with 49.3 overtakings after the toss was won by their captain.
In the innings with 37 balls, opener Sidra Amin scored 19 while opener Fareeha Mehmood and Saba Nazir scored 18.
Samia Malik from Blasters claimed 3 wickets for 27 runs. Two batters accounted for Omaima Sohail’s off-spin, whereas Nida returned one of 18 over 10.
Two wickets in the PCB National Stadium were beaten by PCB blasters.
148 all out, 49.3 over all PCB Challengers (Saima Malik 3-27; Omaima Sohail 2-33)
152-8, 46 overhead blasters PCB (Nida Dar 93 not out, Noreen Yaqub 21; Waheeda Akhtar 3-18, Anoosha Nasir 2-21, Diana Baig 2-52)
Game Player – Nida Dar (PCB Blasters).