Pakistan’s national women cricket team in the captaincy of talented Bismah Maroof has acquired the fourth spot on the points table. Pakistan women team and England women team both shared a point as rain washed out the third and final ICC women’s championship ODI between them at Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur.
Pakistan women team is now on 16 points while the England women team remained in the second position with 29 points. The top four teams on the points table along with the New Zealand women team will secure direct qualification for ICC Women’s cricket world cup 2019.
Pakistan women team captain Bismah Maroof said: “It is good to be amongst runs but my runs would have been more valuable had we won these matches. We played good cricket in bits and pieces but we couldn’t stretch them to longer spells.
She further said: “The difference between us and good sides is that they don’t let the momentum slip away which is something we are lacking and it was the difference between us and England.”
“There was certainly an improvement in our performances in the series. We did not give easy runs to England. Our fielding has improved a lot over, which is also a big positive. We are aware of what areas we need to improve going forward,” she said.
Bismah said: “We need to be more consistent in our performances. We can overcome that by playing competitive cricket on a regular basis and the ICC Women’s Championship is providing teams opportunities to grow.”
Pakistan women team and England women team will now face each other in three T20Is which will be played at Kinrara Oval on 17th, 19th and 20th December.