Sports News Update: England made a winning start to the Twenty20 International series against Pakistan with a 29-run victory at Kuala Lumpur’s Kinrara Oval.
Opener Amy Jones hit 53 in 39 balls while Nat Sciver (34 not out) and Tammy Beaumont (30) also contributed as England finished on 154-4.
Pakistan lost both openers Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan for ducks on their way to 125 all out.
Sciver took 2-12 off three overs while Sophie Ecclestone finished with 3-21.
Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof did make 60 but was one of only three players to reach double figures for the chasing side as England went 1-0 up in the three-match series.
England won the one-day international series between the two 2-0 earlier this month.
First women’s Twenty20 international, Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
England: 154-4 (20 overs): Jones 53, Sciver 34; Dar 2-30
Pakistan: 125 (18.4 overs): Maroof 60; Ecclestone 3-21, Sciver 2-12
England won by 29 runs, lead series 1-0