England women beat Pakistan in second T20I to take unassailable lead

England have a 2-0 lead in the three-match series

By Web Desk
May 18, 2024
England team celebrates after taking a wicket. - PCB

England women’s team defeated Pakistan in the second T20I by 65 runs on Friday at Northampton to take the unassailable 2-0 lead.

The home side registered 144-6 after opting to bat first on the performances from Maia Bouchier (30), Alice Capsey (31), and Nat Sciver-Brunt (31).

For Pakistan, Nida led the bowling attack with 2/33 in her four overs while Fatima Sana, Diana Baig and Waheeda Akhtar made one scalp each.

Dar claimed the record of taking the most wickets in women's T20Is during the match as well.

The 37-year-old took two wickets in her 141st innings and went past Australia's Megan Schutt who has 136 wickets to her name.

In reply, Pakistan were bundled out for 79 in 15.5 overs as English spinners Sophie Ecclestone (3-11), Alice Capsey (2-4) and Sarah Glenn (2-10) stole the limelight.

It must be noted that England won the first T20I by 53 runs at Edgbaston on May 11.

The third and final T20I of the series will be on May 19 in Leeds.

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)