Sidra, Muneeba star as Pakistan crush Ireland.

LAHORE -- Scintillating centuries by openers Sidra Ameen and Muneeba Ali guided Pakistan to a crushing 128-run victory over Ireland in the opening match of the six-match One-day InterAnational series here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

While Sidra smashed her career-best 176 not out, Muneeba registered her maiden ODI century to help Pakistan post 335-3 before Ireland were bowled out for 205.

After Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat, Sidra and Muneeba combined for a 221-run partnership off just 214 balls. Muneeba was eventually dismissed after hitting 10 fours and two sixes for her 114 off 107.

Sidra, who hit 20 fours and a six in her innings, then went on to stitch another partnership - 97 off 67 balls - with the incoming Aliya Riaz, who contributed a nearly run-a-ball 29 before falling to Arlene Kelly - the bowler also claiming the wicket of number four batter Sadaf Shamas.

Ireland, in response, were dominated by...

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