The Pakistan Women’s Cricket team finally bagged their first World Cup series win after 18 consecutive losses and Pakistani Twitter could not be more ecstatic. Nida Dar stood out as the star of the show and secured not only the Player of the Match title but also a place in everyone’s hearts.
Pakistan secured its first victory in the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. Our team beat the West Indies by eight wickets in Hamilton, Ontario. Pakistani spinners helped restrict the West Indies to 89/7 before the batters kept their calm to seal an eight-wicket victory.
Expressing her gratitude, captain Bismah Maroof named some players who performed exceptionally well in the match, including Dar.
Dar called it “one of the most memorable moments” of her career.
Twittersphere followed suit in appreciating the win and Dar for registering figures of 4/10 in her four overs. While the Men in Green have made us proud with their accomplishments, it is now time for the women to shine.
Internet celebrates Nida Dar
Dar’s comment about the Shahid Afridi and Shaheen Afridi being her favorite players and inspiring the way she celebrates wins has been making rounds on Twitter.
Comparisons were made.
Pakistan ended a 13-year-long wait for a win at the Women’s World Cup as they stunned West Indies in a rain-affected match in the 2022 edition of the showpiece event at Seddon Park in Hamilton. After restricting 89/7 in the 20-overs-a-side game. Dar was the star of the match on Monday as she picked up 4 wickets, conceding just 10 runs in her 4-over spell as West Indies struggled to get going in Hamilton.
Pakistan had not won a World Cup match since they defeated the West Indies in Sydney on March 14 in the 2009 edition of the tournament. Between then and now, Pakistan lost 18 matches across 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2022 editions.
Earlier in the tournament, the team had come close to stunning South Africa but they fell short of a 224-run target by just 7 runs. They had restricted Bangladesh to 234/7 in their previous match of Women’s World Cup 2022 but a middle-order collapse despite Sidra Ameen’s hundred saw them lose by 9 runs.
Nonetheless, Ameen became the first woman to score a century in Women’s World Cup history when she smashed a brilliant century against Bangladesh.
The team did not repeat the same mistakes on Monday as they made full use of the truncated match conditions, chasing the paltry target set by the West Indies without any panic.
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