The stage is set for an exciting showdown in the final of the Women's U19 T20 Tournament as the Challengers will take on the Conquerors. The tournament has witnessed some thrilling matches, and the final promises to be a fitting conclusion.
Strikers vs Conquerors
In a thrilling encounter, the Conquerors won the toss and chose to field first against the Strikers. The Strikers got off to a solid start with an impressive 56-run partnership between Aqsa Yousaf and Areesha Ansari. However, once the partnership was broken, they struggled to maintain momentum.
Captain Zaib-un-Nisa led from the front, taking three crucial wickets, while the Conquerors' fielding was sharp, resulting in three run-outs. As a result, the Strikers concluded their innings at 95 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
In response, the Conquerors faced some early setbacks, losing three wickets quickly. However, a resilient 58-run partnership between Rida Aslam and Quratulain allowed the side to cruise to victory with ease, ultimately winning by six wickets.
Strikers: 95-7 in 20 overs (Areesha Ansari 35, Aqsa Yousaf 35; Zaib-un-Nisa 3-12)
Conquerors: 96-4 in 17 overs (Rida Aslam 33*, Quratulain 17*; Areesha Ansari 1-18)
Player of the match: Zaib-un-Nisa and Rida Aslam (Conquerors)
Invincibles vs Challengers
In another captivating match, the Challengers secured a place in the final by defeating the Invincibles. The Invincibles won the toss and opted to field first. The top three batters in the Challengers' lineup contributed with the bat to give their team a stable start, reaching a total of 120 runs in their 20 overs while losing six wickets.
Tayyaba Imdad and Humaira Ghulam Hussain both picked up two wickets each for the Invincibles during the innings.
Chasing a target of 121, the Invincibles encountered a rocky start to their innings. Despite efforts by Humaira, Zoofishan Ayyaz, and Tayyaba in the middle order, the team could not reach the target. Muqaddas Bukhari was the standout performer, claiming four wickets, while Sumbal Liyaqat contributed with three wickets, preventing the Invincibles from stabilizing and securing a 34-run victory for the Challengers.
Challengers: 120-6 in 20 overs (Raahima Syed 33, Ravail Farhan 28; Humaira Ghulam Hussain 2-11, Tayyaba Imdad 2-20)
Invincibles: 86-9 in 20 overs (Humaira Ghulam Hussain 29, Zoofishan Ayyaz 27; Muqaddas Bukhari 4-9, Sumbal Liyaqat 3-18)
Player of the match: Muqaddas Bukhari (Challengers)