Women’s World T20: Javeria Khan shines as green shirts defeat Ireland

Captain Javeria Khan hit an unbeaten 74, the highest T20 score by a Pakistani woman, as green shirts secured a 38-run win against Ireland in Group B at the World T20 in Guyana.

This was Pakistan’s first win of the tournament. They are ranked third in the group with Ireland at the bottom.

Pakistan made 139-6 in their 20 overs. Ayesha Zafar scored 21 runs.

Clare Shillington started off Ireland’s charse with 27 from 25 balls, but they struggled against Pakistan’s spinners and ended on 101-9.

“A good win, but we still need to improve our performance,” said Khan after the match. “We can be better in the first six overs. We can’t afford mistakes anymore.