Pakistan women team beat New Zealand in first clash
Nida Dar’s four-wicket haul led Pakistan women’s team to a 57-run win over New Zealand XI in a 50-over practice game at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln University in Christchurch.
Christchurch: Nida Dar’s four-wicket haul led Pakistan women’s team to a 57-run win over New Zealand XI in a 50-over practice game at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln University in Christchurch on Tuesday.
The practice match allowed both sides to play their 15 players in an innings. Opting to bat first, Pakistan women scored 238 for the loss of 13 wickets in 50 overs. In the batting department, wicketkeeper-batter Najiha Alvi top-scored for her side with a 52-ball 38, which included two fours.
For New Zealand XI, GES Sullivan and LM Kasperek bagged four and three wickets, respectively.
In turn, New Zealand XI managed to score 181 and lost 13 wickets in their 50 overs. Opening batter AG Gerken was the top run-getter for the losing side, scoring 42 off 78 balls, hitting six boundaries.
Right-arm off-spinner and captain Nida was the most successful bowler for her side, clinching four wickets for 11 runs in four overs. Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig and Nashra Sundhu grabbed two wickets each.
Pakistan women’s team will train tomorrow in the afternoon at Bert Sutcliffe Oval before taking on New Zealand XI in a T20 match at the same venue on Thursday, 30 November. The match will be live-streamed on New Zealand YouTube Channel.
Pakistan and New Zealand women's cricket teams will feature in a white-ball series starting from December 3. The series includes three T20Is and three ODIs. The ODIs are part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25
Scores in brief:
Pakistan women beat New Zealand XI by 57 runs
Pakistan women 238-13, 50 overs (Najiha Alvi 38; GES Sullivan 4-41, LM Kasperek 3-40)
New Zealand XI 181-13, 50 overs (AG Gerken 42; Nida Dar 4-11)
Pakistani actress Madiha Imam ties knot with Moji Basar in India
Madiha and her husband, Moji Basar, embark on their inaugural visit to India, sealing their union in matrimony.
Karachi: Prominent Pakistani showbiz figure Madiha Imam recently captivated social media with images from her wedding ceremony held in India.
In a noteworthy development, Madiha and her husband, Moji Basar, embarked on their inaugural visit to India, sealing their union in matrimony.
The actress took to her Instagram account, offering glimpses into the joyous wedding festivities.
Madiha Imam graced the occasion in a stunning pink ensemble, complemented by subtle makeup and intricate jewelry, while Moji Basar opted for a timeless black three-piece suit, embracing traditional attire.
Adding to the celebratory atmosphere, Moji Basar showcased his dance prowess during the wedding festivities. Madiha Imam shared videos of the dance performance on her Instagram story, adding an extra layer of festivity to the occasion.
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The wedding ceremony has become a focal point on social media, with fans and well-wishers expressing their admiration and extending heartfelt congratulations to the newlywed couple.
The cross-border celebration has further highlighted the cultural richness and diversity within the realm of South Asian showbiz.
Caretaker PM visits memorial of UAE's national heroes in Abu Dhabi
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar attends the solemn Guard of Honour ceremony.
Abu Dhabi: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Tuesday visited national and cultural landmark, Wahat Al Karama in Abu Dhabi, to pay homage to the sacrifices of UAE heroes who laid down their lives in the services of their country.
The Prime Minister was welcomed by Sheikh Thayeb bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the office of Development and Martyrs Families affairs at the Presidential Court.
The Prime Minister attended the solemn Guard of Honour ceremony.
Afterwards, he laid a wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument.
The Monument comprises 31 panels leaning on one another to symbolize the unity and solidarity between the UAE’s leadership, people and heroic soldiers.
The Prime Minister was briefed about the memorial, which embodies the sacrifices of valiant Emirati soldiers.
At the end of the tour, Prime Minister noted his remarks on the memorial’s guest book, expressing his appreciation for the UAE’s brave martyrs.
Wahat Al Karama is a national and cultural landmark in UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, which was established to commemorate the heroic actions of the UAE’s martyrs and their sacrifices in defence of the UAE.
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