Nida, Ayesha help Pakistan level T20 series against Ireland.

LAHORE -- Nida Dar's all-round show and Ayesha Naseem's blistering knock saw Pakistan women beat Ireland by six-wickets here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday to level the three-match Twenty20 InternAational series 1-1.

With the match reduced to 17 overs due to rain, Pakistan chased down a formidable total of 119 with an over to spare after veteran opener Javeria Khan and her partner Muneeba ali helped the hosts to get off to a flying start.

The pair combined for a 26 runs in just 19 balls before Muneeba was undAone by Arlene Kelly after adding 10 off 12.

Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof's dismissal off a run out soon after got the side under pressure but it was a 46-run stand for the third wicket between Javeria and Nida that kept them in the match.

Like Bismah, both JavAeria and Nida - who scored 35 and 28 respectively - lost their wickets to run outs, but only after the damage caused by them had taken Pakistan to 97-4.

It was then all about the flamboyant Ayesha, who plundered the Ireland bowlers for 25 off 12 balls with the help of two sixes and a four.

The right-hander was assisted by Aliya Riaz...

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