Gear up for an intriguing clash as New Zealand Women XI (NZW-XI) takes on Pakistan Women (PK-W) in the 2nd Practice Women’s T20 match in the Pakistan Women tour of New Zealand 2023 at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln. This match serves as a crucial warm-up encounter ahead of the impending three-match T20 series between the two sides. In their previous outing, Pakistan Women secured victory against the New Zealand Women XI in the practice ODI, claiming a convincing win by 57 runs. This T20 fixture stands as a preparation phase, providing both sides with an opportunity to fine-tune their strategies.
New Zealand Women XI’s last T20 match was against Bangladesh Women in their earlier tour, which resulted in a seven-wicket defeat. Posting a total of 124 runs for the loss of five wickets, the New Zealand Women XI faced Bangladesh Women, who successfully chased the target in 18 overs for the loss of three wickets. Key contributors for the New Zealand side included Saachi Shahri, with 34 runs and Leigh Kasperek, who also contributed with both bat and ball.
Pakistan Women enter this fixture on the back of an impressive 3-0 series win against South Africa Women. In their previous T20 encounter, Pakistan Women secured victory by six runs against South Africa Women, posting a total of 150 runs for the loss of five wickets. In response, South Africa Women managed 144 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Noteworthy performances came from Bismah Maroof and Sidra Ameen, each scoring 39 runs, while Nashra Sandhu claimed two crucial wickets.