Nida Dar-led Pakistan women scripted history on Tuesday in Dunedin as they defeated New Zealand for the first time in a T20I series. Pakistan held their nerve to clinch a 10-run win in the 2nd T20I of the ongoing three-match series as they successfully defended 137 against a power-packed White Ferns side at their own backyard.
When it comes to sports, including our beloved cricket, our women always get the short end of the stick.
The 31-year-old top-order batter led Australia to four Twenty20 World Cup titles, one 50-over World Cup triumph, and a Commonwealth Games gold medal -- earning the nickname "Megastar" for her run-scoring exploits.
Nigar scored 54 off 104 balls while opener Fargana Hoque made 40 off 88 balls after the Tigresses won the toss and opted to bat first
It was a complete team performance from the Nigar Sultana-led side, which had earlier won the first match by five wickets.
Bangladesh women's team will play the first of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan today at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, but rain threat looms large on the series.
The Pakistan team will arrive on the 20th and travel to Chattogram on the same day. The visitors would then hold their first practice session on October 23.
India at one point needed 10 runs off 19 deliveries with four wickets in hand but three wickets in the span of five balls turned the match on its head, in favour of the Tigresses.