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Irish women slip to defeat against Pakistan

Updated: Monday, 13 Jan 2014 19:25 | Comments

No joy for Ireland's women's team in Doha
No joy for Ireland's women's team in Doha

Ireland's Women cricketers slumped to a seven wicket defeat by Pakistan in Doha after a poor batting display saw them skittled for just 92.

Clare Shillington scored a breezy 20 from 28 balls (2 fours), but her dismissal saw Ireland collapse from 31 for 1 to 57 for 8, with Sana Mir (3-11) taking three wickets in the space of five balls.

It was left to skipper Isobel Joyce with an unbeaten 36 to try and nurse the Ireland tail to a respectable total. Joyce hit two boundaries in her 105 ball vigil, but in truth, it was only delaying the inevitable.

Sadia Yousuf (2-11) also bowled well in an impressive Pakistan bowling display, in which their attack never relinquished their stranglehold on the contest.

Opener Javeria Khan steered her team to the seven wicket win with an unbeaten 51 from 86 balls, as they passed their modest target with 24 overs to spare.

There was some good news for the Irish, with 16 year-old leg-spinner Elena Tice showing her undoubted talent, having the excellent analysis of 3 for 31.

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