Today, Pakistan Super League (PSL) Women’s League created history by playing their first-ever exhibition match. The matches took place between Super Women and Amazons.
Nida Dar led her team of Super Women to success in the first match over Bismah Maroof’s Amazons in Rawalpindi. The Amazons took to batting first and set a score of 133 runs for the opponent team to chase.
Laura Wolvaardt was the highest scorer for the winning side with an unbeaten 53 runs in 36 balls. She smashed six fours and a maximum.
Whereas Muneeba Ali scored 33 runs; meanwhile, Chamari Athapaththu and Nida Dar scored 23 runs each.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 8, 2023
Talking about the matches, Maroof said:
I am delighted to lead the Amazons in the three exhibition matches of the Women’s League. This is a great opportunity for our players to express their talent. The involvement of foreign players in the exhibition matches will provide a perfect opportunity for our players to learn from them.
The Super Women captain shared her colleague’s sentiments saying:
I am excited to lead the exciting bunch of players from Super Women. The exhibition matches will provide a perfect platform for emerging players to exhibit their talent. The foreign players participating in these matches and their experience will provide great learning to the local players.
PSL Women’s League Schedule
The series consists of 3 matches that will start at 2PM.
March 8: 1st match, 2pm, Pindi Cricket Stadium. Shozab Raza and Saleema Imtiaz (on-field umpires), Tariq Rasheed (third umpire) and Humaira Farah fourth umpire. Mohammad Anees (match referee)
March 10: 2nd match, 2pm, Pindi Cricket Stadium. Shozab Raza and Humaira Farah (on-field umpires), Tariq Rasheed (third umpire) and Saleema Imtiaz (fourth umpire). Mohammad Anees (match referee)
March 11: 3rd match, 2pm. Tariq Rasheed and Saleema Imtiaz (on-field umpires), Shozab Raza (third umpire) and Humaira Farah (fourth umpire). Mohammad Anees (match referee)
Nida Dar (Team Captain) Aimen Anwar, Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Danni Wyatt (England), Iram Javed, Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh), Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa), Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Muneeba Ali, Natalia Parvaiz, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Syeda Aroob Shah, Syeda Masooma Zahra and Tuba Hassan.
Bismah Maroof (Captain), Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Areesha Noor, Eyman Fatima, Fatima Khan, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Gull Feroza, Kainat Imtiaz, Laura Delany (Ireland), Lauren Winfield-Hill (England), Maia Bouchier (England), Nashra Sundhu, Sadaf Shamas, Tammy Beaumont (England), Tess Flintoff (Australia) and Umm-e-Hani.
Hats off to the wonderful women for their incredible performance in the first-ever PSL Women’s League.
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