LAHORE: Pakistan made a clean sweep of the women’s baseball series against Malaysia on Tuesday comfortably winning the third and final match 15-6 here at Bahria Town.

For Pakistan, Humaira Khan, Umme Hani, Rashida Parveen and Ayesha Ijaz scored two runs each while Sidra Riyasat, Madiha, Zainab Riaz, Zahida Ghani, Asia Siddique, Noorina and Maryam contributed one apiece.

Noor Afrina scored a couple for Malaysia while Alina, Noor Shuhada, Ayesha and Aina contributed one each.

At the match, chief guest retired Brig. Khalilullah Butt distributed medals and trophies among the players.

Commenting on the series triumph, Pakistan captain Zainab Riaz said the entire team worked hard to win the matches handsomely.

“The girls proved they have the talent and if they are patronised further they can excel in this game.”

Malaysian captain Ayesha, meanwhile, said her team played well but admitted the hosts showed high class performance.

While congratulating Pakistan for the overwhelming victory, Ayesha said Malaysia would again like to tour and would also invite Pakistan to play in her country.

Published in Dawn, March 30th, 2022

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