DOHA - Pakistan Women made lighter work of their target of 93 against Ireland Women in Doha, than they had done chasing 126 against South Africa Women on Sunday. While that chase went into the final over and had six Pakistan wickets going down, here Pakistan eased to a seven-wicket win in 26 overs. While Pakistan were missing their anchor from the South Africa game, Bismah Maroof, opener Javeria Khan did the job for them here, finishing 51 not out.
The loss means Ireland, in order to make the final, will have to beat South Africa, and then hope Pakistan do the same.
After Ireland chose to bat, none of their batsmen could make any contribution of note. Only opener Clare Shillington and No. 5 Isobel Joyce got into double digits - Joyce was left not out on 36 off 104 when Ireland were bowled out in the 49th over. Pakistan captain Sana Mir finished with the best figures of the bowlers, claiming 3 for 11 with her legspin. In the chase, while some of Pakistan’s top order failed to finish the small chase off after getting starts, Javeria’s innings made sure the team got home with plenty to spare. Brief Score: Pakistan Women 93 for 3 (Javeria 51*, Tice 3-31) beat Ireland Women 92 (Joyce 36*, Mir 3-11) by seven wickets.