Challengers down Blasters in Pakistan Cup.

ISLAMABAD -- Half-centuries from Javeria Rauf and captain Omaima Sohail along with a four-fer by Syeda Masooma Zahra led Challengers to a five-wicket win over Blasters at the State Bank Stadium on Wednesday.

This was Challengers' first win in the second phase of the Pakistan Cup Women's Cricket Tournament.

Chasing 191 to win, Challengers lost two wickets for 42 runs in the 13th over when player of the match Javeria and right-handed batter Omaima got together. The pair knitted 134 runs for the third wicket before both batters Javeria (82, 119b, 6x4s, 1x6) and Omaima (75, 86b, 5x4s, 1x6) went back to the hut on successive deliveries of the 38th over. Challengers achieved the target in the 42nd over for the loss of five wickets.

For Blasters, left-arm spinner Anam Amin bagged two wickets for 42 runs.

Earlier, after being put into bat, Blasters were reeling at 42 for three in the 13th over, when captain Muneeba Ali was joined by Iram Javed. Both batters stitched a 104-run partnership for the...

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