Nida Dar sets new records against South Africa



Pakistan’s Nida Dar scored her half-century off 20 deliveries, the second fastest ever by any woman cricketer, while her individual score of 75 was also the highest by a Pakistani in women’s T20Is. Pakistan women team’s flamboyant all-rounder Nida Dar stormed into the record books on Wednesday with her 37-ball 75 in the fourth T20i against the South Africa women team in Benoni.

Nida Dar’s half-century came off 20 deliveries, which is the second fastest ever in this format by any woman cricketer. She was just two deliveries behind the world record of New Zealander Sophie Devine. Nida Dar, nevertheless, is the fastest Asian to do so. Her individual score of 75 is also the highest by a Pakistani in women’s T20Is. She surpassed her teammate Javeria Khan’s previous record of 74 not-out against Ireland. She also became the third Pakistani woman to complete 1,000 T20I runs. — VoM

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