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Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 29 runs to attain unassailable lead in ODI series
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Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 29 runs to attain unassailable lead in ODI series

Pakistan women maintained their dominance over Bangladesh women as they eased to a 29-run victory against the tourists in the first ODI of the two-match series.

Pakistan had earlier completed a T20I series whitewash over Bangladesh at the Gaddafi Stadium by winning the three games.

The home side's decision to bat first paid dividends as Nahida Khan top-scored with a graceful 97-ball 68.

Pakistan lost two wickets in succession following a 59-run opening stand but Nahida alongside skipper Bismah Maroof repaired the damage and picked up the scoring rate.

The positive approach from subsequent batters Omaima Sohail and Aliya Riaz lifted Pakistan towards the end of the innings as they were eventually all out for 215 in 48.5 overs.

Omaima accumulated 29 runs from 27 deliveries while Aliya struck two sixes during her rapid 33-ball 37.

Jahanara Alam, Bangladesh's player of the series in the T20Is, was once again at the forefront of her side's bowling charge as she registered impressive figures of 3-44 in 10 overs including a maiden.

In reply, the visitors were reduced to 41-3 inside the first 10 overs but Nigar Sultana's half-century revived the chase.

She hit four boundaries and a solitary maximum in her healthy contribution of 58 runs off 77 balls.

While Nigar put up a lone battle against Pakistan's bowling attack, the other batters failed to offer considerable resistance.

She fell in the 47th over of the innings off the bowling of Sana Mir, who took three wickets to raise her career tally to 150.

Bangladesh were bundled out for 186 in 47.4 overs as Nahida claimed the player of the match award.