Bismah, Sidra steer Pakistan to ODI series win against Ireland.

LAHORE -- Sidra Amin continues to shine with the bat and scored yet another match innings to help Pakistan sealed a 2-0 series win with a match to spare in the ICC Women's Championship encounter against Ireland at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday.

After recording a comprehensive 128-run win in the first match on Friday, Sidra and Bismah unbeaten half-centuries inspired Pakistan to record a thumping nine-wicket win. Sidra and Bismah's batting heroics were equally supported by spinners Nashra Sundhu and Ghulam Fatima - both grabbing three wickets each.

Chasing 195 to win, opening batters Muneeba Ali and Sidra provided a 59-run start to the innings. Muneeba who scored her maiden century in the previousgame scored a 33-ball 27, hitting two fours and fell to Eimear Richardson in the 12th over. Captain Bismah joined Sidra at the crease and both batters never allowed Ireland bowlers to settle and struck boundaries at will.

Sidra - who scored an unbeaten 176 in the last game, returned undefeated on 91 off 93 balls, which included 12 fours. Bismah scored a 70-ball 69, studded with 10 fours. The pair of Bismah and Sidra added an unbroken 136 runs for the second wicket to take the side home in the 33rd over.

Earlier, after opting to bat first, Ireland were dismissed...

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