Muneeba Ali (L) celebrates after scoring a century during the Group B T20 match between Pakistan and Ireland at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday. AFP
Opening batter Muneeba Ali became the first ever woman to score a hundred for Pakistan in T20 internationals as she smashed 102 against Ireland in Wednesday’s World Cup group match at Newlands.
The bespectacled 25-year-old, whose previous highest in T20 cricket was 43, clubbed 14 fours in her 68-ball innings to give Pakistan a great chance of collecting their first win of the competition.
Muneeba raised her hundred with a boundary off Leah Paul but fell three balls later when she skied a slog to mid-on.
Muneeba Ali plays a shot as Ireland’s wicketkeeper Mary Waldron looks on during the T20 match. AFP
Muneeba made her first century in ODI cricket in November when she scored 107 against Ireland in Lahore.