Women’s World Cup: Bismah Maroof during Pakistan’s defeat to England.© AFP
After a nine-wicket defeat to England in the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup at Hagley Oval on Thursday, Pakistani skipper Bismah Maroof said the two runs in the match had damaged the clout of their top order. Sidra Ameen and Sidra Nawaz were the only two batters for Pakistan to score 20+, as the rest of the batting order had no answer to the English bowlers. “I think two runouts in the highest order damaged us. If we could have stayed in, we could have hit more and played 50 overs, which would have given the bowlers more to defend. Our bowling is our strength “So we believe we can take wickets from any team. That’s why we like to bowl and hunt first,” said Bismah Maroof in a post-match presentation.
“We need to change our hitting style and that’s what we’re talking about. We have hitters who can play shots. It’s about applying ourselves. Diana Baig was brilliant, Fatima Sana was brilliant in the last game and I hope she does well. comes into the game.” next,” said Maof.
England then face Bangladesh on the final day of the league stage on Sunday, with a win that secures them a place in the semi-finals. Pakistan, on the other hand, will face host country New Zealand on Saturday.
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