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Second defeat for Ireland
ICC Media Release
It was a disappointing day for Ireland once again in its ODI against Pakistan, despite an improved batting performance from Isobel Joyce’s side at Khanshaheb Osman Ali Stadium.
The side managed to make 140 with Jill Whelan proving to be the pick of the Ireland batters, contributing 35 runs to the total, but her team-mates didn’t prove to be quite as successful. Sadia Yousuf was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers, with the 22-year-old claiming 4-19.
In reply, Pakistan lost just two wickets, openers Qanita Jalil and Sana Mir with the captain departing off the bowling of 13-year-old Elena Tice. Tice tempted the Pakistani captain to edge the ball through to Whelan behind the stumps and she walked on 34 runs. Javeria Wadood and the hero of yesterday’s batting, Bismah Maroof, guided the side to victory.
Tomorrow is a rest day with play resuming on Thursday when Japan will be Ireland's opponents at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Ireland will start firm favourites after the Japanese crashed to 39 all out today against Bangladesh.