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ENG vs PAK: Nida Dar acheives remarkable milestone

ENG vs PAK: Nida Dar acheives remarkable milestone

ENG vs PAK: Nida Dar acheives remarkable milestone

Nida Dar

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  • Nida Dar became the highest wicket-taker in T20Is.
  • She surpasses Australia’s Megan Schutt.
  • Final T20I of the series will be played on May 19 in Leeds.
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Pakistan women’s team captain, Nida Dar, achieved a remarkable feat during the second T20I match against England in Northampton. In her 141st innings, the 37-year-old cricketer took two wickets, surpassing Australia’s Megan Schutt, who has 136 wickets to her name.

The updated list of the most wickets in Women’s T20Is now stands as follows:

  • 137 wickets – Nida Dar (Pakistan)
  • 136 wickets – Megan Schutt (Australia)
  • 126 wickets – Ellyse Perry (Australia)
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  • 125 wickets – Anisa Mohammed (West Indies)
  • 123 wickets – Shabnim Ismail (South Africa)

In the same match, England Women secured a convincing victory over Pakistan Women by 65 runs, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

The home team posted a total of 144-6 after choosing to bat first, with notable contributions from Maia Bouchier (30), Alice Capsey (31), and Nat Sciver-Brunt (31). Pakistan’s Nida Dar led the bowling attack, taking 2 wickets for 33 runs in her four overs.

However, Pakistan struggled in their reply, getting bundled out for 79 runs in 15.5 overs. English spinners Sophie Ecclestone (3-11), Alice Capsey (2-4), and Sarah Glenn (2-10) were the standout performers. The third and final T20I of the series is scheduled for May 19 in Leeds.

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Scores in brief:

England Women beat Pakistan Women by 65 runs

England Women 144-6, 20 overs (Nat Sciver-Brunt 31, Alice Capsey 31, Maia Bouchier 30; Nida Dar 2-33)

Pakistan Women 79 all out, 15.5 overs (Aliya Riaz 19, Muneeba Ali 18; Sophie Ecclestone 3-11, Alice Capsey 2-4, Sarah Glenn 2-10 Lauren Bell 2-20)

Player of the match – Alice Capsey (England Women)

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England: Maia Bouchier, Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones (wk), Danielle Gibson, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell

Pakistan: Gull Feroza, Sidra Ameen, Sadaf Shamas, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nida Dar (c), Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Diana Baig, Waheeda Akhtar, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal

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