The Ireland women’s cricket team scripted history on Wednesday (16 November) as they registered a series win over Pakistan in T20Is. The Irish women’s team beat Pakistan 2-1 to win their first series over the Asian country. Gaby Lewis top performed for her side in the final match of the series as she scored a 46-ball 71, laced with 11 fours and a six.
She was well-aided by her opening partner Amy Hunter who scored a 35-ball 40. After making 167/4 in 20 overs, Ireland bowled out Pakistan for just 133 in 18.5 overs. With the ball, Arlene Kelly and Laura Delany picked three wickets each while Jane Maguire had two scalps and Eimear Richardson had a wicket.
As the team registered a historic win, the players celebrated it in style. They sang a song while sitting in the team bus with the trophy in their hand. The video of the same was shared by Ireland Cricket on social media with the caption, “The singing has started. Just can’t get enough”.
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Throughout the series, Ireland played good cricket as they beat Pakistan by six wickets in the first match. Although they lost the second game, it did not reflect in their body language in the last match as Ireland registered a comprehensive win.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Amy and Gaby vindicated Laura's decision straight away, as four boundaries came off the first three overs. Gaby was the main aggressor, bludgeoning a slog-sweep off Nida Dar over the rope for the first six of the match.
She followed with a four off the last ball of Dar's over before smashing two more boundaries off the fourth. Amy took a back seat early in her innings to let Lewis occupy centre stage. After they smashed 56 runs from the powerplay, Gaby reached her fifty in style, reverse sweeping a full ball from Fatima Sana through third man for four, bringing up her ninth T20I half-century off 26 balls.