Pakistani women were driven out from the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup by South Africa after the Javeria Khan-led side failed to chase down the set total and lost the contest by 17 runs in Sydney on March 01.
The Proteas team scored 136 runs after opting to bat first, thanks to Laura Wolvaardt, who smashed 36-ball 53 run knock. In response, ‘Women in Green’ could only reach 119 in the allotted 20 overs.
Skipper Javeria, who came to play her 100th T20I game – only fourth Pakistani women to achieve such feat – was dismissed in an unfortunate way.
The Karachi-born was at the non-striker’s end when middle-order batter Aliya Riaz drove the ball straight, but South Africa’s Chloe Tyron managed to touch her fingers to the ball, which went on to hit the stumps at the other end. Javeria was well short of her crease when the ball hit the stumps, and therefore she was given out.
During the post-match press conference, Pakistani captain said that she learned her ‘lesson regarding her absence in the crease’. However, Javeria also added that she wants such a mode of dismissal to be excluded from cricket.’
“I think it should be excluded from cricket. Such dismissal has happened even before but not in such crunch moments. Today was the first instance. Really disappointed by the way I got out. I also learnt the lesson that I should watch carefully where the ball is going and then run,” said Javeria.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 1, 2020