The Pakistan women's cricket team. -Photo by Sara Faruqi/

KARACHI: Pakistan's women team lost their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 by a massive margin of 43 runs to England on Thursday in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Pakistan captain Sana Mir won the toss and elected to field. England posted 50 runs in just six overs, going on to post a strong total of 133 runs for the loss of six wickets. Captain Charlotte Edwards hit 45 off 43 balls and Laura Marsh scored a career-best 54 runs off 41 balls before both were  run out.

Pakistan bowled well in the last few overs to take five wickets for 20 runs with Mir taking two wickets for 20 runs while Sadia Yousuf and Nida Rashid took one wicket each.

Pakistan were bowled out for just 90 runs in the 20th over with Qanita Jalil and Javeria Khan the highest scorers with 14 and 25 runs respectively. Holly Colvin took 4-9 while Danielle Hazell dismissed two.

Pakistan next face the defending champions Australia on Saturday, September 29 in a must-win match to stay in the tournament while England play India.

Below is a exclusive video as we join the women’s team at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and the Southend Club in Karachi and bring to light their journey so far, with all the trials and tribulations. We also ask Mir and various other team members how they see their future panning out with an immediate focus on the World T20. - Video by Sara Faruqi and Hafsa Adil.

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September 28, 2012 2:08 pm
That is not cricket man. Fortune telling ! go on , give it a rest.
September 28, 2012 2:05 pm
No idea where you coming from, Shafi. The skills and application is there for anyone to see.Yes, Pakistan women may be a touch short on practice hours, but given the right conditions they are match for any team. More power to their elbow. Go on ladies you can do it. Make shoure you do not lose your nerve, as our men have shown it on countless occasions. Milton
September 27, 2012 9:14 am
Today Women team has lost tomorrow men team will loose.
September 27, 2012 4:22 pm
Very Funny mr. Shafi.......... try and say something good or nothing..
September 27, 2012 1:03 pm
Good Showing on part of Pakistan Women Team, losing or winning is part of the game. Given the kind of facilities these woman get in Pakistan, this is a very good showing
Mohsin Khan
September 28, 2012 7:39 am
@shafi always discouraging and dsigusting
September 28, 2012 3:49 am
pakistan will be undefeated in t20 ever.
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