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Pakistan women look to continue winning ways against New Zealand in ODI series

Pakistan women look to continue winning ways against New Zealand in ODI series
December 11, 2023 Web Desk

QUEENSTOWN (92 News) - Nida Dar-led Pakistan women’s cricket team will be eying to repeat the heroics of the T20I series, when they take on New Zealand women’s team in the first of the three-match ODI series tomorrow at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown.

The second and third ODIs will be played on December 15 and 18, respectively in Christchurch. The first ODI will start at 11am local time, while the remaining two matches of the ODI series will begin at 1400 local time.

The ODIs are part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25, where Pakistan are positioned fifth with 14 points from 15 matches played so far in the championship. The hosts are in the sixth spot, earning 12 points from as many games.

In head-to-head, both sides have played 14 ODIs, and on 13 occasions, the hosts have won, while the only win for Pakistan women came in Sharjah in 2017, where captain Sana Mir, for her all-round performance, was named player of the match.

Squad for ODI series: Nida Dar (captain), Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Muneeba Ali (wk), Najiha Alvi (wk), Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Umm-e-Hani and Waheeda Akhtar

Series schedule:

3 Dec – 1st T20I, Dunedin (Pakistan women beat New Zealand women by seven wickets)

5 Dec – 2nd T20I, Dunedin (Pakistan women beat New Zealand women by 10 runs)

9 Dec – 3rd T20I, Queenstown (New Zealand women beat Pakistan women by six runs on DLS)

12 Dec – 1st ODI, Queenstown (11am local time) (ICC Women’s Championship)

15 Dec – 2nd ODI, Christchurch (2pm local time) (ICC Women’s Championship)

18 Dec – 3rd ODI, Christchurch (2pm local time) (ICC Women’s Championship).