Ayesha Naseem and Nazish Rafique share player of the final award.

KARACHI -- Western Warriors beat Northern Renegades by eight wickets to win the inaugural Skills 2 Shine U-18 Women's Cricket T20 Championship at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The tournament is part of Pakistan Cricket Board's efforts to identify and develop a pool of cricketers ahead of the 2021 ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup and promote the sport amongst young girls. The tournament included four teams, which were finalised by the national women's selection committee after trials all over the country. A total of seven matches, including the final, were played with the group matches staged at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Ground. In the final on Sunday, Western Warriors chased down the 87-run target in 14. 4 overs as their captain Ayesha Naseem top-scored with an unbeaten 34 from 17 balls, while other notable performance came from opener Saima Malik who scored 26 not out from 48 balls.

Northern Renegades' right-arm medium Misbah Gul and slow left-arm Anoosha Nasir picked up three and two wickets respectively...

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